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    Some of them look pretty sweet. There isn't as much ridiculous striping either, which seems to have been the norm lately.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fan...-practice-caps
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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    Yep, it's a nice set, all right. If there is any dividing colors, it's used to mimic the different front-color caps of the 1970s which is a great idea.
    46 wins to match last year's total

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    • #3
      Sam, as a Braves fan, what do you think of Atlanta's new one for next year?
      RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brewcrew82 View Post
        Sam, as a Braves fan, what do you think of Atlanta's new one for next year?
        Well, my choice of avatar should make those feelings clear. I've already gotten into a debate/argument over it on Braves Nation, the other message board I frequent. Personally, I have very positive feelings associated with the "laughing Indian" (if that is a war whoop or a scream, it's terribly conveyed), as it connects to my first days as a Braves fan back in 1991 and when I first began collecting baseball cards. One of my favorite "unofficial" Braves caps is a baby blue Nike one featuring the logo.

        I will buy the cap if it is released. As insanely sensitive as some people are these days, I would not be surprised if they change plans at the last minute and release another design.
        Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 12-28-2012, 05:35 PM.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #5
          I still think the Braves should gone with a plain red cap, which could be used in BP and complement their red alternates.

          The Mets wore a black cap with their black alternates.
          The Rangers wore a red cap with their red alternates.
          Why not something like this?

          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
            I still think the Braves should gone with a plain red cap, which could be used in BP and complement their red alternates.

            The Mets wore a black cap with their black alternates.
            The Rangers wore a red cap with their red alternates.
            Why not something like this?

            Total red doesn't work with Atlanta because they have three main colors. That hat would work with a navy blue bill, in a color swap of the regular home cap.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
              I've already gotten into a debate/argument over it on Braves Nation, the other message board I frequent.
              There is a quasi-bloodbath over at Talking Chop, too.

              I love that logo. My first Braves t-shirt, (which my aunt got me during a changeover at the Atlanta airport in 1980 or so), featured it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                Total red doesn't work with Atlanta because they have three main colors. That hat would work with a navy blue bill, in a color swap of the regular home cap.
                And Tim Hudson would have a kitten if he was expected to wear something that looked that much like a Roll Tide lid.

                I do like the idea of a blue bill. Sort of like the Red Sox caps from the Lynn era.
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                • #9
                  What the hell. Crimson Tide should sue the Braves for that copycat...
                  Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                  If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                  • #10
                    Hate the new Dodgers lid. Reminds me of that awful alternate FOX introduced in 2000.

                    I actually hate the whole BP cap "program". A new design for every team every year for no other purpose than getting fans to buy a new cap every year.
                    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                    - Walt Whitman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                      Hate the new Dodgers lid. Reminds me of that awful alternate FOX introduced in 2000.

                      I actually hate the whole BP cap "program". A new design for every team every year for no other purpose than getting fans to buy a new cap every year.
                      Yeah, that hat sucked. But I want to see a new Dodger alternate uniform. I'm not a big tradition guy, so fire away.
                      Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                      If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                        Yeah, that hat sucked. But I want to see a new Dodger alternate uniform. I'm not a big tradition guy, so fire away.
                        Gotta disagree. The Dodgers Yankees and Tigers are now the only teams in MLB without an alternate...hope it stays that way.

                        I don't mind the occasional "throwback" worn maybe 5 times a year, but most teams wear their "alts" as much as their standard uniforms. I don't like"softball" tops. It's actually more rare now than not to see a game where both teams wear white vs grey. And I HATE it when BOTH teams wear solid tops--it looks like a spring training game.
                        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                        - Walt Whitman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                          Gotta disagree. The Dodgers Yankees and Tigers are now the only teams in MLB without an alternate...hope it stays that way.

                          I don't mind the occasional "throwback" worn maybe 5 times a year, but most teams wear their "alts" as much as their standard uniforms. I don't like"softball" tops. It's actually more rare now than not to see a game where both teams wear white vs grey. And I HATE it when BOTH teams wear solid tops--it looks like a spring training game.

                          Like I said, I'm not a big tradition guy so I don't really care if the Dodgers are one of the few remaining teams that don't have alts.

                          I do like alts but my problem is the rule. I think there should be a limit on how many times a team can use their alternate uni like in the other three major sports. Giving the starting pitcher of the day the decision is a stupid rule. I think the Giants only wear their orange jersey (which sucks ) for Friday home games. That's what I want the Dodgers to have. A certain day when they would wear their alternate blue. Not like teams like the Rangers, Angels, Braves, Cubs and many others who have no limits on how many times they can wear their alts because it's up to their starting pitcher. I think some teams even wear their colored alts more times than they do their regular home whites and road grays.
                          Last edited by UnderPressure; 12-28-2012, 10:19 PM.
                          Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                          If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                            I actually hate the whole BP cap "program". A new design for every team every year for no other purpose than getting fans to buy a new cap every year.
                            I agree. The Mets gave away free BP caps to fans at the May 25th game against the Padres. I for one liked the 2012 BP cap over the new one.
                            The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                              I think some teams even wear their colored alts more times than they do their regular home whites and road grays.
                              That's my main beef...well that and I just think the Dodgers looked like crap in 2000 with those blue tops.

                              If MLB did it the way the NFL does I'd be more inclined to accept a Dodger alt. BUT, I wouldn't like a softball top like they wore in '00.

                              You know what alt I'd actually love?

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                              http://www.uni-watch.com/2010/02/18/...-note-by-note/

                              The Dodgers only wore this design for one season--1971. I really like the vertical shoulder and pants stripe. Or even better, an alt modeled after their 1948 home satins...

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                              http://www.uni-watch.com/2011/05/03/...-bob-halfacre/
                              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                              - Walt Whitman

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