Alex Torres Becomes First Pitcher To Wear Protective Cap

Alex Torres

Padres left-hander Alex Torres made history in his relief appearance Saturday night against the Giants, becoming the first major league pitcher to wear a padded cap in a regular-season game.

Though the hat looks ridiculous, Torres told Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune late Saturday night that “it doesn’t feel bad — the difference between the regular hat and this hat is not really that big.”

Manufactured by isoBlox and approved by MLB, these caps are available to any player who wants one.

Torres gave up a run on two walks and a hit in Saturday’s appearance, but let’s not blame the headwear.

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