If what you mean by old-style catchers cap is what I’m thinking. Then that’s similar to what the base coaches wear. Those helmets aren’t tight enough on the head to stay on when pitching. You could say tighten them up, but there’s a certain degree of flexibility that needs to be there.
There’s a think tank somewhere out there doing the exact same thing we’re doing, and trying to figure out how to make a pitcher’s hat more safety oriented. Eventually I think it will happen, but as of right now I know I will never wear anything close to what they have out now.