Remember when the Twins unveiled their new uniform set back in November? It turns out that they were keeping one additional element under wraps, as they announced yesterday that they’ll be wearing an old-style tri-colored batting helmet design with their home uniform.
It appears that they’re going with a matte shell and a raised “TC” logo. Here’s a closer look:
I think this really improves the home uniform, because the red chest script looks much better with this helmet than it does with the primary home cap. Here’s a side-by-side comparison, so you can see what I mean:
Byron Buxton sure likes that bat-behind-the-back pose, eh? Anyway, I think they should just go ahead and have a tri-colored cap. It would work much better with this uniform, instead of the navy cap.
This isn’t the first time the Twins have worn tri-colored headgear, but the new design is slightly different than the version they wore back in the Rod Carew days, when the the white-on-white “T” was hard to make out:
In other Twins helmet news, the team announced that the road helmet will be a matte-finish version of the road cap:
And the home alternate helmet will be a glossy version of the home alternate cap:
So the Twins will have three different batting helmets — at least so far.