MLB is putting an interesting new twist on their All-Star Game headgear this time around. This year’s All-Star Game participants will be sporting lids modeled after ’70s-era Twins batting helmets, in honor of this year’s host city, Minneapolis.
For those of you with a memory that goes back that far, just imagine Roy Smalley’s batting helmet. Now picture that batting helmet as a hat with a red front panel and a Phillies logo, and a big patch on the side. That’s what we’re looking at.
Oh, or you could just check out the picture of all the hats at the top of the post.
A few observations about the hats:
The Marlins logo looks stupid no matter what you put it on.
The light blue on the Royals and Rays hats doesn’t work and makes me think of leisure suits. I’m not a huge fan of the gray front panel for the Cubs hat either.
The Pirates one with the yellow panel is by far the most awesome. If I were a Pirates fan I would buy that hat and wear it always. The White Sox one is also very sharp.
Hipsters are already crying for MLB to put out an Expos hat in this style. Come on MLB. Indulge the hipsters.