I first noticed on Opening Day in Tampa Bay that Matt Wieters was wearing the white panel cartoon bird logo helmet under his catcher’s mask. Then when I look further I saw that first and third base coaches Wayne Kirby and John Russell were also sporting the old school look.
The history of the Orioles logos on MLB.com points out that Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Boog Powell, Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver and Cal Ripken all donned a cap with the cartoon bird on it. It was the O’s logo from 1966-1989.
Are you glad to see the cartoon bird return to the O’s this year?