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I can't see them using the Tomahawk hats for long. It's not a good look for a cap. It'll probably quickly and quietly go away like the Red Sox "Socks Hat" that they wore for like 2 months or something. 

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41 minutes ago, bradsbeard said:

These look good, but the navy alt is essentially the same as the 90s Indians blue alt  

 

Edit: and now I see the piping is grey. Carry on!

but piping was also gray on that one wasn't it? first silver, then they changed to gray?

 

Unpopular opinion, i like the old blue jersey more than this new one. Why? Because the front script matched better with white and blue and the blue tomahawk. It was a blue on blue look. This new one, the red and white script  do not go with the almost black base, remember the braves darked the navy color  last season, looks almost black now. And then add gray piping, when you have red and white script. No thank you.

 

look way to similar to that old Indians jersey, as well as their new one +  Bostons blue jersey and  Minnesota's as well   

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50 minutes ago, skip88 said:

but piping was also gray on that one wasn't it? first silver, then they changed to gray?

 

Unpopular opinion, i like the old blue jersey more than this new one. Why? Because the front script matched better with white and blue and the blue tomahawk. It was a blue on blue look. This new one, the red and white script  do not go with the almost black base, remember the braves darked the navy color  last season, looks almost black now. And then add gray piping, when you have red and white script. No thank you.

 

look way to similar to that old Indians jersey, as well as their new one +  Bostons blue jersey and  Minnesota's as well   

Just because something is similar, doesn't preclude it from being good. There are only so many ways to go with red, white, and blue. Without a total change in brand, this is a solid if not great look. I can say, in person, they look gorgeous and you won't mistake them with anyone else.

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Inciarte is wearing the all blue 'A' cap with the road alternate so I don't expect the tomahawk hat to be the regular one for that set.  It was worn a couple of times with the cream jersey but it is mostly a Spring training cap.

 

 

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As a Braves fan, I really like this new set. Definitely has that classic Braves vibe with a couple modern and streamlined aspects.

 

I am extremely glad they didn’t touch the home whites and used sparing updates to the road grays. I’m indifferent as to the Atlanta script update and understand why they did it.

 

As a stand-alone jersey, I prefer the cream throwbacks without the stripes on the sleeves, but I appreciate the cohesion this entire set now has as the stripes are the same on all the alternates now. Whereas previously the navy alternate was plain, the cream had the single stripe headspoon, and the rarely worn American themed red alt had the triple stripe. It was a mess. Now there’s a theme throughout the set. I appreciate that.

 

I could see the argument to go with the triple stripe on the colored alternates so everything matched, but I agree with what the executive said during the presentation that going with navy stripes on the red alt allowed the Braves script to really pop. I never used to really liked the old red jerseys, whether it was the flag themed or the old one with the tomahawk. The triple stripe made it feel a bit loud, in my opinion. I like this new simplistic one a lot.

 

For that same reason, I feel like the navy alt would have done better with a red stripe rather than the silver, but it’s an upgrade nonetheless. The red script and tomahawk is much better than the blue on blue look. And it also recalls many of the BP and spring training jerseys of the last decade or two, as well as the styling of the player shirts that many of the fans wear (funnily enough, most fans wore blue t-shirts with the same red numbers and script which did not match the jerseys).

 

Still really dislike the all navy cap. Like it as a fashion piece, perhaps rarely on the road as change of pace. But Atlanta should wear that beautiful cap with the red brim 95% of the time. The funny thing is, I think the traditional cap would have matched better with the new colors of the navy alternate. Also, I doubt we will ever really see the tomahawk cap during the regular season. None of the players wore it at the unveiling.

 

Overall, I grade this as a very nice “refreshing,” exactly as they labeled it. It’s not a revolution, more so just cleaning things up a bit. My only disappointments are the navy cap and the silver striping on the navy alternate.

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The Tomahawk A cap would have been nice to see as it is one of my favorites.  But with the streamlined red alternate, I can see why they went with the primary cap.

 

If I'm not mistaken, the red alternate did not appear at all last season and only twice in 2017.  

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I wish they would have used the blue tomahawk on the Grays. Its too much red.  Otherwise a near-flawless update to me.

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41 minutes ago, tajmccall said:

I wish they would have used the blue tomahawk on the Grays. Its too much red.  Otherwise a near-flawless update to me.

Yeah, I wanted them to have the same color ratio as the 1969 throwback, with a blue tomahawk. It would've been gorgeous

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The addition of red to the navy jersey would have been perfectly balanced by the addition (or re-addition?) of red to the cap that the jersey is paired with. 

 

That all navy cap is bad for their in game looks. It's a fair cap as a fashion cap or for BP/spring training but it's such a bad decision when being paired with any of the jerseys especially now that the navy on navy jersey has finally been shelved. 

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The only downside, as many of you have mentioned, is that the home cap would look better with all of these combos than the navy cap. 

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I agree with the Home Cap being the superior option, but at that point we are just nitpicking.  As far as overall update goes, Braves:

 

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1 hour ago, Brandon9485 said:

The only downside, as many of you have mentioned, is that the home cap would look better with all of these combos than the navy cap. 

 

I'd add their signature triple piping to the red and navy alts and this set would be a grand slam.

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I never noticed how much smaller the lettering gets when combined with the tomahawk (compared to the throwback design). There’s not really much you can do about it, though.

 

All in all, one of the most subtle design changes that ever resulted in a live unveiling, but it’s all pretty well done. I still think the scripts could be refined a little, but the new ones are nice and they both look like the same style now, so it’s a net positive.

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1 hour ago, skip88 said:

Are the letters (player name) a bit thicker than last season?

 

Hard to say for sure since that image above only shows the lower grade fan replicas, rather than the authentics. Here’s one of the few I can find that shows a player’s game jersey with the name. Can’t tell if it’s different or not.

 

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11 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

The more I look at the alternates, the more the lack of triple piping sticks out... They just look off without it.

 

I can see that since the triple stripe is the Braves signature. But I am also cool with what they decided on in the end. They left the stripes on the classic white and grays. But previously, the alternates have always been a mess as far as consistent striping goes.

 

The two prior red jerseys both had the triple stripe, but always looked cluttered to me. Too much going on in my opinion.

 

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The blues were stripe free and matched nothing else in the set.

 

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The cream throwbacks had the single stripe headspoon.

 

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I’d have preferred red striping on the navy set so that it was a bit more subtle and I like the throwback without the sleeve stripes for throwback accuracy sake (the 1966 set didn’t have the sleeve striping), but now at least there is consistency across all the alternates. They don’t feel out of place now.

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Bring back the VANOBs*!

 

*Vertically Arched Name On Back

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