New Marlins Helmet?
For years, the Chicago Cubs have been unique amongst baseball teams in at least two ways:
1) They're the only team in the MLB to blame their on-field futility on livestock.
2) They're the only team to have an embroidered logo on their batting helmets.
Since the dawn of the batting helmet, way back in 1971, every team has had a flat logo decal on their batting helmet, except for the Cubs, who have used an embroidered felt appliqué. On one hand, the embroidered logo stands out a little more than the decal. On the other hand, the embroidered logo tends to fall off occasionally, which doesn't really happen with the decals.
Well, it looks like the newly-minted Miami Marlins have decided that they like the Cubs' swagger, and have adopted the embroidered helmet logo for their redesigned uniforms. They haven't made an official announcement yet, but check out what was spotted at the winter meetings: