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The Tigers’ spring training caps are better than last year, but still very, very orange

We still don’t know why they want the orange.

For some reason, the Detroit Tigers (or some designer affiliated with Major League Baseball, we don’t know) have decided to experiment with a lot of orange over the past few years. We hated the caps the team used in 2017, and were only slightly nicer in 2018 because the blue one wasn’t too bad.

The caps are mostly the same in 2019, with the same main designs as what the team used last year. Luckily (or not, depending on your opinion), the shade of orange is a bit brighter this season.

The cap on the left is what the Tigers will be donning in 2019, a slightly less aggressive version of the “hunter’s orange on steroids” the team used in both 2017 and 2018. The Tiger logo seems to pop a bit more off this version, which is impressive, considering how loud the cap’s color still is.

The Tigers also have new blue and white caps, nearly identical to what they used in 2018.

I’m not sure I want to cough up $40 for one of these — I’ll save that coin for the improved regular season caps — but they at least seem to be slightly less offensive than what we saw last year.

The new caps for the other 29 MLB teams are slowly trickling out throughout the day, but the early winner has to be the Oakland Athletics for this masterpiece.

The Marlins’ slick new design is turning heads as well.

What do you think of this year’s spring training gear?