Chicago Cubs’ new cap has a slightly different color

Along with the 100-year anniversary patch for Wrigley Field, the Cubs are changing the color of their caps. But it’s not a major change. In fact, it’s very minor and you probably wouldn’t even notice it unless someone told you about it.

The team will be wearing numerous throwbacks this year but a change in cap color is an interesting decision. It won’t mean that the Cubs are getting a major uniform overhaul, but something so minor is something I will keep an eye on going forward.

Some players like to wear old caps and I wonder how many will try to get the old caps onto the field with the new patch on.


Super Bowl XLIX logo for next year is pretty much what you expected

For 44 years, the Super Bowl logo has been a unique design annually. The design reflected the host city or the design was a perfect embodiment of the country. But since the 2010 season, the NFL has decided to go with a generic logo template.

As you can see, the Super Bowl logo for next season will be under that same design.

The following year is Super Bowl L, which might be a problem under this template. The L would stick out at the bottom and it won’t look good. Will the NFL go back to unique designs or stick with this? Only time will tell.

Should MLB make protective caps mandatory for pitchers?

The protective caps have been approved and even a skull cap made for youth (center) has been designed.

Major League Baseball has approved protective caps by isoBlox to be used by pitchers. It’s still in its experimental stage so it’s not a required deal. But if there is some evidence that these caps will work, should MLB make it mandatory?

Even though getting struck in the head by a batted ball is still a rare occurrence, it still is a risk that pitchers take every time they enter the field. Could this new cap be the future for pitchers?

Obviously the cap won’t full protect the head. A line drive can still strike the head and cause damage. It will just lessen the blow. And the face is still exposed, which already has forced MLB to consider if a full helmet should be used.

In this day and age where we see head injuries in different sports, we know the dangers of brain damage. This is a first step towards preventing that. I’m hoping that once the positive effects of this product can be proven, that all pitchers use it. And down the line, we may have fewer major injuries from these line drives back to the mound.