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32 minutes ago, bowld said:

Maybe they are going to ditch the tomahawk and just go with wordmark? 

 

Wouldn't surprise me. I'm actually kinda shocked there hasn't been more backlash about it with everything thats been going on with Chief Wahoo. 

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Within 10 years, Braves will have a patriotic meaning (land of the free, home of the brave) instead of Native American.

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12 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

Within 10 years, Braves will have a patriotic meaning (land of the free, home of the brave) instead of Native American.

 

Just change the tomahawk to a fireman’s axe. That’s a little less unfortunate implications than going from an unapproved Native American identity to a ‘Murica identity. 

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I wonder if the Braves will “promote” the cream alternate to primary home (and either keep cream or make it white) and then make a road grey to match. So basically a set pretty close to what they wore in ‘66:

 

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(but with “Atlanta” instead)

 

To be honest, I’d be completely 100% fine with that. 

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The Braves have formally acknowledged the change (previously the note was buried in an event description on the adjacent property outside the ballpark, the Battery).

 

Notice how they use the plural “uniforms” as well as “refreshed.” That definitely suggests existing uniforms will be updated. If that’s the case, then I’ll be hoping for some consistency across the board. The two primary sets have the classic triple striping. The navy jersey has no striping with a tonal script, while the pants have a single stripe. The cream throwback uses a single stripe.

 

I’m guessing this is where they’ll drop the tomahawk. Use the cream throwback as the base design and build around that (probably white instead of cream, though). Use a similarly themed gray set. Perhaps a navy blue alternate, but I would prefer to see either a red or white script instead of navy on navy. No red jersey. I would limit it to only the navy cap with the red bill. Maybe a throwback mixed in. Keep it simple.

 

 

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I don't think the tomahawk will be dropped.. no need for that honestly. As we saw with last year's spring training cap, they're going to feature it in any which way they like. I don't think it's a complete overhaul, but some consistency with piping and maybe a few tweaks here and there.

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The Nationals already have the patriotic stars and stripes theme. The Indians are becoming as bland as possible. So are the Red Sox and Twins. I think the Braves will differentiate from them without going overboard, as we still have one of the more iconic uniforms in MLB.

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21 minutes ago, aawagner011 said:

I’m guessing this is where they’ll drop the tomahawk.

 

Doesn't look promising. Unless, of course, he's not wearing the new uniform.

 

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14 minutes ago, L10nheart404 said:

I don't think the tomahawk will be dropped.. no need for that honestly. As we saw with last year's spring training cap, they're going to feature it in any which way they like.

 

Yeah, I mean, they call their fan fest "Chop Fest."

 

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I'm hoping for a new Navy Jersey That has the Headspoon Piping to match the white and grey jerseys, and a Red script "Braves" with Red Tomahawk. I like the current Navy, but would prefer it to be more along the lines of the other jerseys. 

 

I also hope for a new Red, more similar to the previous one and not the Stars/Stripes version.

 

This would make their whites and reds for home, and grey and navys for away games, with the red or navy jerseys limited to once or twice a week.  

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10 minutes ago, Survival79 said:

 

Doesn't look promising. Unless, of course, he's not wearing the new uniform.

 

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Yeah, I mean, they call their fan fest "Chop Fest."

 

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Unless the home uniform has zero changes, he’s not wearing the new uniform. That’s the exact same primary jersey. Also, the Braves have been using those same GIFs on social media for a few years now. 95% sure that’s just a recycled GIF.

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It would be stupid not to look just like the Milwaukee Braves and the great teams of the '90s. They're already deviating too much as it is by even having alternates, and not even good ones.

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2 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

Within 10 years, Braves will have a patriotic meaning (land of the free, home of the brave) instead of Native American.

That's what I thought when I was a kid.

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As a 90s kid who grew up watching the Braves on TBS from afar (and thus adopted them as my favorite National League team as a result) it would be disappointing to see them move away from the tomahawk. I’ve always viewed it in the same light as the Cardinals’ birds on the bat (in the fact that it’s been that way for my existence, not that it’s been that way forever). 

 

That said, it would also be an odd move to do so at an event called “Chop Fest” and with the logo for said event featuring a tomahawk. 

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Not that this means anything post-holidays, but the MLB Shop is out of most authentic Braves jerseys. A few bigger sizes remain of the home white and cream alt, but nothing else. Again, it’s MLB Shop and they’re often out of or don’t carry a team’s full slate of jerseys, but it could mean a full “refresh” is happening.

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8 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

Within 10 years, Braves will have a patriotic meaning (land of the free, home of the brave) instead of Native American.

 

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Hard to see the fans dropping the "Tomahawk Chop". Maybe they can start doing the "Soldier Salute".

 

 

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Is there any evidence whatsoever that the Braves are considering dropping the Tomahawk from their identity or just speculation from members here?

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Shouldn't the new BP caps be out soon...or at least be officially unveiled? Can't find anything on them except for the Nats one that was leaked.

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