Red as in Reds
A peek at next year was visible on a trunk inside the clubhouse door Friday. New Era, major-league baseball's official hat manufacturer, dropped off samples of next season's home hats.
It's back to solid red with a white wishbone 'C,' the caps The Big Red Machine wore, although there is still a tinge of black outlining the 'C,' which wasn't on the 1970s hats.
There was one on manager Jerry Narron's desk, too, and he said, "I like it. When I saw them, I grabbed one."
The team will have different uniforms next year — no cut-off sleeves and names on the back will be in a font and design solely used by the Reds.