January 22nd, 2017
Pretty good looking, huh?
I noticed this on the MLB shop today while looking at the new caps with the newly added “New Era Flag”, and this particular cap caught me off guard, as according to the MLB Shop, this cap is “Official On-Field Alternate”. Further confirmation from MLB.com’s Michael Baron suggests that this will replace the home alternate cap, with the orange brim.
Mr.Baron also suggests that the road alternate will remain a part of the Mets uniform set.
Overall, this is a really cool addition, and the orange really pops out, just like it does on the Blue uniform. It’s basically just the old home alternate with a blue brim instead of an orange brim, but it’s an improvement nonetheless. Another thing to note is the use of Authentic Collection fabric as opposed to Diamond Era.
What are your thoughts on this change?