Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BuzzFeed editor says Louisville Bats have 'best hat in baseball'

As a man who is tasked with being the senior editor of a website dedicated to knowing what is awesome and what is not, I trust that BuzzFeed's Jack Moore knows a thing or two about popular culture, style, and design.

With that being said, in a recent blurb for Esquire, which asked some of the best sportswriters to pick their "Most Stylish Baseball Hats of All-Time," Moore decided to peg the Louisville Bats as having the "best hat in baseball."

Here is what Moore had to say about his selection:

The Bats have the best hat in baseball. Period. Let's wrap this up and grab a drink, because no one can touch this guy. The problem with most minor-league logos and a decent number of major-league ones (I'm looking at you, Chief Wahoo) is that they're too over the top to be truly great. Sure they can be kitschy great, but the plain old awesome is hard to come by. Enter the Bats. They had a beautifully simple logo designed. A logo that could actually be considered iconic. That's rare. These are hats for bats that Pedro Cerrano would definitely steal.

To be honest, I'm not sure I agree with Moore's assessment, but I do think it is noteworthy that someone of importance outside of the organization thinks so highly of the aesthetics worn by one of Cincinnati's minor league teams.

H/T C. Trent Rosecrans

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