Despite the ongoing lockout, the new 2022 MLB Spring Training hats have found their way into stores. While we probably would have had a glimpse of the design a little over a week ago when pitchers and catchers were originally supposed to report, the hats became available in shops and online stores today.
This year's Spring Training cap has two major changes from years past. First, the 2022 hats feature a new mesh back. The second is a new logo.
For the last several years, the Chicago White Sox have utilized the 1983-style Batterman logo as their primary Spring Training logo. While normally red, white, and blue in the '83 version, the Spring Training version featured a black and white makeover.
This year, the South Siders have brought out an ode to the 1917 World Series home jersey logo.
Similar to the '83-style Batterman logo, the 1917 logo gets the current White Sox black and white color scheme makeover, and it actually looks awesome. While the Sox have used the 1983 jerseys over the past few seasons as their Sunday alternates, it will be interesting to see if the new Spring Training logo is hinting at a different red white, and blue alternate jersey in the future.
Fans can get their hands on the new White Sox Spring Training caps here.