Astros spring training caps compared to other MLB teams
By Eric Huysman
The Astros spring training cap stays the same, but that’s not a bad thing.
Last spring training, the Houston Astros modeled off their new navy blue alternative jerseys with the rainbow sides. This was very reminiscent of the rainbow colored jerseys of the past. It consisted of mostly Astros blue and orange but has colorful print on the side. It was similar to batting practice jerseys they wore in the previous season. This jersey became the new spring training jersey.
This season, MLB baseball came out with hats designed to be used during spring training, with a 2017 Florida or Arizona interstate logo on the side. As Mike Acosta said in an interview, the Astros and MLB baseball are a business. To generate more sales, they throw out a new style of hats. Change is good sometimes, except for that Padres style All-Star jersey last year, I wasn’t a fan.
The Astros spring training hat.
As I feverish click-through the pictures to see what the Astros hat looks like, I see some fascinating logos on the caps. Then I get to the Astros cap, and all I have to say is, eh. It is the same style hat as the 2016 version.
Nothing wrong with it, it will be the same blue color to match the jersey. It has the traditional old school white ‘H’ with an orange star behind it enclosed in an orange circle. Of course, it has the orange bill. Take a second a vote on the Tweet above, as you will see, some will not like it.
This year’s hat is the same, except the FL patch is on the right side and like a light blue color compared to last years orange FL patch being on the left side. The new era logo is now on the left side of the hat, which is why the ST patch is on the right now.
Changes around baseball.
However, some new styles around baseball are interesting, to say the least. Last season, the Atlanta Braves had a lower case ‘a’ on their hat. This spring, they will sport an old-school tomahawk. The Mariners went from a ball with a compass in front of it to a Mariner blue trident. It’s an unusual style, but it has been used before.
The Rays probably offer the biggest difference in style of hats from this year and last. Last year, the Rays had a blue hat with a perry winkle (that’s what my wife said) blue hat bill. It had the Rays sunshine logo. This spring, they will keep the same logo but go perry winkle blue with a white crown with the sun logo.
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Like pinstripes? The Yankees apparently do as they added pinstripes to their spring training bill on their hats. This is an interesting choice and should become a quick seller for Yankees fans. The Cubs, fresh off winning the World Series will go away from the Cubbie blue hat with a c on it to one that has the bear cub on it. These will probably be the best two selling hats this spring.
The Stros didn’t change theirs when it wasn’t broken. It was a great style last year, and it will still be popular. After all, what else could they use to represent the Stros? Tal’s Hill is gone so that they couldn’t use that as a logo. What about the train? It could have had Orbit on it as well. That’s what the Mets logo had, Mr. Met on it.
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I’m glad that it’s staying the same, let’s hope the Astros are more successful this year. Jose Quintana would look great in that cap.