Padres reliever Alex Torres has become the first Major League Baseball player to wear the new protective cap manufactured by isoBlox. The cap has been approved by MLB and is available to any player that wishes to protect their dome.
Although I can’t see this becoming a trend, Torres said that you really can’t feel a difference between the isoBlox hat and his regular hat. He also told Dennis Lin of the U-T San Diego that a close call during spring training scared him into getting the hat.
It may seem funny to us now, but we may be looking at the future. All it will take is one pitcher getting plunked while wearing this hat and you will see more and more pitchers wearing it. Especially if they start using them in high school and college.