If the latest leak proves accurate, Major League Baseball’s annual Fourth of July caps will be more star-spangled than ever this year.
Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch — the Internet’s most trusted resource on uniform-related matters — posted Monday a photo of what his source claims are the caps the Los Angeles Dodgers will wear this July 4.
Only the Dodgers version was included, but fans can expect to see a similar design for each of the league’s 30 clubs.
While MLB has trotted out special Independence Day headwear for close to a decade now, the previous iterations only tweaked the color of the logo or the cap as a whole. This one has a design element never before seen in the majors: a sublimated pattern that covers two full panels.
Lukas, for one, is not a fan.
“This is the kind of American flag cap you’d find at a gas station (right next to the cheap sunglasses and the air freshener thingies), but with a team logo slapped on the front,” he wrote. “It’s tempting to call it self-parody, but it feels two or three levels more absurd than that. Come on, people — have some dignity out there.”
MLB teams also will be wearing special camouflage-accented caps — and jerseys — next week in honor of Memorial Day.
Photo via Uni-Watch