One day after Michael Taylor made baseball look easy by singling in his first major league at-bat and homering later in the game, his Nationals teammates had a little fun with the rookie by cutting out the back panel of his batting practice cap.
Before Washington’s 3-2 win at Citi Field on Wednesday, Taylor’s impressive hi-top fade was on full display, but one had to look closely to notice.
For batting practice, the Nats cut off the back of Michael Taylor’s hat, so his high top forms the blue panel.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 13, 2014
The first photos to surface, which were posted on Nats Enquirer, didn’t seem to reveal anything out of the ordinary.
Here’s a slightly better look. You can see that Taylor’s teammates left a thin blue strip along the bottom of the back panel, including the MLB logo stitching at the back of the cap, creating a visor.
Michael Taylor batting practice hat giveaway, anyone?
— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) August 13, 2014
Taylor, who led off and started in center field, finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.