Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dodgers Unveil New 3-D Logo Helmets, Lose Anyway

Is a loss in three dimensions worse than in two dimensions? I'm not sure, but at least the Dodgers' unveiling of a new batting helmet distracted us from a disappointing Opening Day loss at home:

The Los Angeles Dodgers are making two changes to their batting helmets -- one of which is unprecedented in MLB history.

The Dodgers today unveiled new matte-finish batting helmets for their home opener. Several other MLB teams have recently changed their helmet finish from glossy to matte, including the Dodgers' opponents today, the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the Dodgers' new helmets have a unique feature: The team's familiar interlocking "LA" logo is raised from the helmet shell instead of being flat against it, creating a three-dimensional effect.

The "LA" lettering projects outward only about three millimeters from the helmet's surface, but that's enough to create a noticeable sense of depth unlike anything seen on a typical batting helmet. Of the other 29 MLB teams, 28 of them use flat decals for their helmet logos. The Chicago Cubs use an adhesive embroidered cloth patch that provides a greater sense of texture, but it doesn't create the same 3D effect as the Dodgers' new headwear mark.

photo from ProHelmet Decals


Hideo Nomo said...

This headline cracked me up bad, for some reason.