Friday, December 18, 2009

New Red Curly "W" Batting Practice Cap For 2010

Barring some exceptions, our general understanding is that Major League Baseball will allow each of its 30 clubs to make major changes to their uniforms every three years. However, MLB can implement their own mandatory uniform changes, or tweaks, for all their members as they see fit. For 2010, Major League Baseball has mandated a change to every ball clubs batting practice cap. Our Washington Nationals version will be significantly different from the one worn the past two seasons.

A change that was confirmed today by Our Washington Nationals.

Instead of the Blue with White Curly "W" with red trim containing (what Sohna and I have always called) the "sunset" red with white horizon on the side panels above the ears, the new 2010 Batting Practice Cap will be Red with two blue stripes running down from the crown center through the panel stitching to the brim of the cap. The Batting Practice Jersey will remain the same as worn the past few seasons--overall blue with white Curly "W" and red & white trim.

No samples are yet available of this new Batting Practice Curly "W" Cap (we've seen an early test model not approved with colors similar to last year's version). But this picture above of a 1963-1967 Washington Senators Vintage Cap will give you a better idea of what we are writing about here. Remember though, the cap is red overall with blue pinstripes and White Curly "W". And those pinstripes only run down the front two panels of the new batting practice cap, not throughout the entire circumference--as this Senators Cap was produced and worn in the 1960's.

Additionally, there will be a change in the shading of all gray jerseys worn by Major League Baseball Teams. We are talking about the color of the gray jersey tops and the pants here, nothing more. No other major design changes for Washington's uniforms otherwise--according to Our Washington Nationals.

But if Sohna and I hear of any more tweaks or additions to Washington's uniforms, we will certainly pass them along.

One thing though is for sure and you can count on it. We will be buying New Red Curly "W" Batting Practice Caps for 2010. As always, a matching pair.

Also of interest. For the 2009 changeover of Our Washington Nationals Away Jersey from block Washington letters to script Washington letters, we learned today the idea was kicked around of changing the away cap to either the current home worn Red Curly "W" version or alternate versions of a Red Cap with White Curly "W" and a blue brim; or a Blue Cap with White Curly "W" and red brim. All were passed on--keeping the current basic blue with White Curly "W" Cap--worn since the inaugural season in 2005--in tact.

3 comments:

Brandon said...

That is ugly. I'm glad I got the BP cap when I did.

HellOnWaffles said...

"Additionally, there will be a change in the shading of all gray jerseys worn by Major League Baseball Teams. We are talking about the color of the gray jersey tops and the pants here, nothing more."

Where did you hear this?

Screech's Best Friend said...

The Nationals