In an effort to protect pitchers from line drives to the noggin, MLB has approved the use of specially designed padded hats. Naturally, use of this high tech protective gear is optional. So is aesthetic value. Although “padded hats” may bring to mind images of foam Little League trucker-style hats, fear not good people. These hats will be much worse.
Check out this exclusive image of Michael Wacha modeling one of the many padded hat options for pitchers.
While the “Toadstool” style promises to be a solid choice in terms of both comfort and protection, the real value may be found in the low coefficient of drag.
Those trucker hats from Little League are starting to look better and better….