VIERA, Fla. -- Newly-acquired reliever Alex Torres won't wear the same oversized hat he wore a year ago while pitching for the San Diego Padres.
This year's version of the technology removes the padding inside the cap. Instead, Torres will use a standard cap with the New York Mets, which has a protective shield affixed to the bowl portion.
Willie Weinbaum from "Outside The Lines" gives full details about the revisions here.
Writes Weinbaum: "The revision ... addresses pitchers' complaints that the cap with interior padding and an extended bill hindered comfort, depth perception and the ability to hold runners on."