The story behind the Giants’ new futuristic-looking helmets
MILWAUKEE – Fans watching the season opener Monday surely noticed the Giants are wearing a new style of helmet this year.
The Giants chose the new helmets because they look cool.
Rawlings, the Major League Baseball helmet supplier, traditionally had one style with a shiny paint.
Alan Lee, the Giants’ major-league equipment manager, said he polled several players last year on which helmet to buy for 2016 and it was no contest.
The clubhouse staff made sure to ask the higher-ups before ordering the new helmets, what with the Giants’ love for tradition, and got the go-ahead.