The new, lighter hats will replace embroidered logos with beveled rubber badges
Usually when an athlete is feeling lightheaded, that’s looked at as a negative. That won’t be the case when MLB players take the field for spring training in 2018.
That’s because the league has unveiled the batting practice and spring training hats for next season, and they’re made of “the lightest on-field fabric in Major League history.” The New Era caps are called “PROLIGHT 59FIFTY” and will be made of featherweight polyester, making them about one-fourth lighter than their predecessor.
That’s not the only big change in the hats, though. The new caps will replace embroidered logos (both the team’s and league’s) with beveled rubber.