Just days after questions arose whether or not the Cubs were making a change to their iconic home white pinstripes in 2024, we get another leak on the uniform front - this time, showcasing the team's 2024 Cactus League hat in all its glory.
Here's what they look like, according to UniWatch:
We get the walking bear logo seen on the team's blue alternates during the regular season, paired with a clean powder blue base and royal bill. The material itself looks like it could be warm in the Arizona sun, but I'm sure it's a little more breathable than it looks. After all, we've seen trucker caps (with the wonderful tan/burn lines that accompany wearing them for hours on a ball field) - so really, we've already hit rock bottom on that front.
The Cubs hat is the only one I've seen leaked so far, but I'm guessing we'll see the rest of them one way or another sooner rather than later. Now, if only we can get the Cubs to bring back the red billed caps they used to wear...
When do Cubs spring training games start? When do pitchers and catchers report to Arizona?
Speaking of spring training - Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to the team's complex in Mesa on Feb. 14 with the first full-squad workouts set for Feb. 19. We'll get our first look at offseason acquisitions Shota Imanaga, Michael Busch and the team's big relief addition, Hector Neris.
This also marks Craig Counsell's first spring training as the manager of the Cubs. He signed a record contract early in the offseason, leaving his hometown Brewers in the process. Long regarded as one of the best in the game, it'll be interesting and exciting to watch him put his fingerprints on the team in camp.
Chicago's first Cactus League game is on Feb. 23 against the Chicago White Sox. You can see the team's full spring training schedule here.