MLB Introduces New Hats for Holiday Games

I’ll be the first to admit that was just begging for a subject to write about that did not include talking about the current losing streak the Arizona Diamondbacks are in. We are slowly approaching historical levels of consecutive losses and I just can’t bring myself into thinking about writing yet another article on how or why the team lost another game. I feel like I have died and been reincarnated a Chicago Cubs fan.

For the past two seasons Major League Baseball has authorized the use of a special hat to be worn on special occasions such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Patriot’s Day (September 11). In 2008 the hat was dark blue with the team’s insignia done in red, white, and blue.

In 2008 the hat changed to an all red hat with the team logo again done in red, white, and blue. These hats proved very popular not only with the teams but with fans. There is rarely a game where one of these hats are not seen somewhere in Chase Field.

For 2010, Major League Baseball has again introduced a holiday cap. This year there are actually two variations on the hat and teams were given the opportunity to choose one or the other.

The hat is white with the team’s logo in red, white, and blue. The variation comes in the bill of the cap. Teams could choose a blue bill or a red bill. For the Arizona Diamondbacks they went with the red billed white cap.

The hat is reminiscent to the early three colored cap the team introduced in 1998 with white, purple, and teal. Although the red on the new holiday cap is much brighter than Sedona Red, the cap does have a very patriotic look to it.

The hats are available at the Team Shop as well as other local sporting goods stores or can be purchased on-line from the Diamondbacks virtual Team Shop. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these hats will go to the Welcome Back Veterans fund.


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