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MLB's synthetic caps designed to wick away sweat

Updated: February 21, 2007, 8:41 AM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- One question facing baseball this season: Will cooler heads prevail?

On Opening Day, the sport will doff the traditional wool cap in favor of a new polyester blend model designed to wick away sweat before it can stream down a player's face.

The new caps will retail at about $32, up from the current $29, DeWaal said.

The change is part of commissioner Bud Selig's focus on boosting player performance, a Major League Baseball official said, and follows a ...

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