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The thing I keep thinking about today looking at these hats is that even though they’re all just terrible I know when I show up to spring training there will be many people wearing them    

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Those hats are collectively awful.  What's worse than those hats is that they want $41 for a 5950.  However, there's always some schmuck who'd buy one...but it won't be me.

 

Congratulations New Era for curing me of my hat buying habit.  Whatever will I do with all the money I save this year instead of using it for your awful product.

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5 hours ago, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

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Who in their right mind is buying this?  Only way I'd buy it would be if I was supporting a loved one who designed it.  This is absolute dog s

 

WTF is that???? I've been starting at it for a minute and have no idea!

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Whitesox572 said:

 

WTF is that???? I've been starting at it for a minute and have no idea!

 

 

I thought it was mafia inspired because it looked like the poor bird was decapitated. 

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8 hours ago, MattMill said:

 

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Sigh. The Giants designs always frustrate me to no end. They’re either a TOTAL disaster (Orange BP caps with a black SF and a tan outline 😵), or they’re so stupidly close to being great, but they botch one small element that totally ruins the entire look.  This is the ultimate example of the second case. Just change the white stitching to black, FFS. Then you have a cap that’s got a bit of understated flair and adds another element that works really well, has a bit of a nod to history, (Bonds single season record) which you could even pair with that weird black alt. But, nope. They go and add white, when they haven’t worn white uniforms in over twenty years 😑

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5 hours ago, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

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Who in their right mind is buying this?  Only way I'd buy it would be if I was supporting a loved one who designed it.  This is absolute dog s

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The only good ones of the whole ST caps are Toronto, Detroit, Houston, Colorado, Arizona, and Of course, Minnesota.
 


That Orioles cap is absolutely the worst of these awful caps. I’ll never buy that monstrosity. Ever. Same as the rest.

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11 minutes ago, jp1409 said:

These feel like April fools'. They can't be serious selling such train wrecks for over $40, right?

The only April Fools are the people that buy these monstrosities. 

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...not to mention besides the awful hats, most of the Nike t shirts that are now for sale on various websites are very underwhelming

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2 hours ago, insert name said:

God, these hats are a disaster. I wouldn’t even wear these as fashion caps. They are just down right terrible. 

Why do I get the feeling they promoted rather than fired the "mastermind" behind the monochromatic player's weekend uniforms?

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Interestingly, the better caps aren't quite straight copy and pastes. There's a bit more leeway on a few. 

 

Astros. the logo they show on the side doesn't match up with the color scheme on the front of the cap

 

Tigers. They sort of went with a zoomed in tiger stripe pattern.

 

Twins. They used their state outline from their alternate and didn't use those cartoon baseball guys. I was expecting a TC with a barely visible handshake. 

 

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Sometimes less is more. I'm surprised they were able to do that. 

 

 

Now the laziest and worst are the scripts. Congrats to Oakland, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. 

 

Four of the red caps were allowed to use a red background to their respective red dominant logos, so it sort of creates some unity. 

 

The majority had no real thought process. 

 

They should've just used the side patch as their main Front logo and they wouldn't need to put it in two spots (per MLB/new era rules)

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The padres might have the most controversial one of them all, Its to hilarious to think they didn't see what looks like a swastika, by putting the sd in the friar lol spacer.png

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The worst is by far that Cincinnati Reds cap. I mean, this is just straight up creepy.

 

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This is literally that Xzibit meme.

 

"Yo dog, I heard you like the Angels A so we put an Angels A inside your Angels A so you can rep twice as much!"

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^marlins too. 
https://www.mlbshop.com/miami-marlins/mens-miami-marlins-new-era-black-2020-spring-training-59fifty-fitted-hat/t-25449815+p-4739514505365+z-9-2253452068?_ref=p-CLP:m-GRID:i-r18c0:po-54

 

they literally used the same marlin and placed him just inside of the other marlin, but you now get those weird M lines inside of the second marlin. It’s blowing my mind how badly thought out these were. Yet we see a sportslogos interview on the front page and they’re calling it a joint effort and really cool. How far out of reality are these higher ups?

 

they say fashion and custom caps are really in. Is this their best try at it? We know about the players weekend. So I think this is along the same lines. 

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Yeah, those spring training caps are bad, especially for my two favorite teams, the Angels and the Padres. I go to Arizona every spring to see some games and try to get a couple new caps, because they're always a bit different from the regular caps, but I'm not buying any of these. The only ones that are passable are the Twins and Blue Jays, but that's it.

The Clubhouse caps for the Angels and Padres look pretty good, however. I might try to pick those up.

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