We're about three weeks until the Detroit Tigers head to Lakeland, Fla. for 2016 Spring Training, and photos of the team's new hats have surfaced on social media.
Last season, the Tigers have used a blue home hat and gray road hat for their spring training games and batting practice, but the road hat got a major upgrade this year.
The home hat stays blue, but the "Old English D" is blue with a white outline instead of just white. The road hats changed from gray to orange, with an orange "Old English D" outlined in blue.
The hats also feature an interstate logo with "FL" for Florida inside.
The Tigers new Spring Training hats are, um, interesting. pic.twitter.com/RMRMuBLYpN
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 28, 2016
Early reaction from fans about the hats was not positive.
@BradGalli these look like they're from a gas station..
— Brandon Justice (@BrandonCJustice) January 28, 2016
@BradGalli you can also say "ugly"
— GG (@patrickgg) January 28, 2016
— Patrick Mayo Jr (@Patrick_Mayo_Jr) January 28, 2016
Other teams also had some major changes to their spring training hats, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and more.
Biggest changes in Spring Training hats pic.twitter.com/zjuABmT8JK
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 28, 2016