The White Sox on Saturday wore pink hats for Breast Cancer Awareness.
In recent years, Mother’s Day in the MLB has turned into pink equipment day for Breast Cancer awareness starting with bats and moving to cleats and gloves over time. No one has worn pink hats before because turning the hat pink is now really a uniform change.
The question becomes is this a test run for a league wide thing next year? There’s nothing to suggest that the league was in control of this decision to do this, but it seems like something the league would use in their defense if they tried to implement it league wide next year.
My complaint about this, is similar to my complaint about Stars and Stripes Hats, Military Uniforms, etc. When merchandise is shrouded in topics that are difficult to talk about and parse out of personal feelings, like the military or cancer, criticism is usually dismissed as not having a heart or not being patriotic. Basically, why does the support cancer message on the field have to be allowed by the league with official gear? This goes back to the Mets still not being allowed to wear FDNY and NYPD hats on 9/11.