New Philadelphia Phillies Batting Practice Hats Revealed

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Uniforms have varied throughout the history of the MLB.

Usually after a couple of seasons, each MLB team receives new designs for hats, which are used for batting practice as well as Spring Training.

Today, ESPN.com gave the world a first look at the new designs for 2013 and so on. Each team’s hats have done away with the ‘stretch-fit’ from the past couple of seasons, which is a good sign for fans all over the world with different head shapes. No more buying rounded brim hats that make ones head look awkward.

Of the 36 new hat designs, 31 of them have also decided to, according to Uni Watch, use contrast brims. This means that the brim and the front crown do not have the same color. For example, the Philadelphia Phillies new design (see below) uses a red crown with the blue brim, which is the opposite of their alternate day game hat.

Some of the MLB teams have gone back to a past trend of contrasting front-panels, which are identical to what the Baltimore Orioles used this past season.

ESPN gives the Phillies new look an A. Paul Lukas had this to say about the new cap, “Now that’s how it’s done. Basically an inverse version of their alternate cap. Very nice.

It looks like the Phillies will have a fresh new look when they enter Spring Training in a couple of months. If the old motto of ‘look good, feel good, play good’ is true, then the Phillies may find themselves playing at a high level in 2013.

Here is the new design for the 2013 Phillies:

Uni Watch – ESPN.com

David A. Cattai is a featured journalist with Rant Sports & Buzz On Broad.

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