Why are baseball teams wearing camouflage caps this weekend?
Major League Baseball is celebrating Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 15, 2021) throughout the entire weekend (Friday May 14 – Sunday May 16) with these green camo caps with a military-inspired side patch. The front embroidered team logo is colorized in black and white to match the fabric.
This is the second season MLB has recognized Armed Foces Day Weekend with camouflage cap having done so previously in 2019. Prior to the 2019 season camo caps and uniforms were worn over Memorial Day Weekend.
Let’s take a look at the design:
The side patch includes the full name of the team above their league and five stars for the five branches of the military — the Toronto Blue Jays cap instead has four maple leaves for the four we have up here. And yes, it does indeed say “LOS ANGELES” on the Angels cap, which I believe is the first time they’ve actually acknowledged their full name on the field since making the switch away from Anaheim.
Here’s the full league:
And, of course, the camouflage socks from Stance:
Major League Baseball will donate its licensed royalties from the sale of Armed Forces Day On-Field Authentic Collection apparel to MLB Charities to support programs for service members, veterans and military families.
Memorial Day will be recognized as a solemn day of mourning, as it should be, with the simple addition of a poppy patch to team jerseys worn only for games played on Monday, May 31st.