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SBD/December 28, 2012/Franchises
Braves Bring Back Controversial Chief Noc-A-Homa Logo For BP Caps
Published December 28, 2012
MAKING THE GRADE? ESPN.com's Paul Lukas on his Uni Watch blog reviewed all 30 MLB teams' new batting practice caps, noting there are 36 new caps in all, "because some teams have separate designs for home and away." Lukas wrote it is "disappointing" that the Braves' throwback logo "hasn't been permanently mothballed." Lukas offered his grade for each new BP cap, and gave the Braves' cap an "F." Meanwhile, Lukas gave the Astros' cap an "A+" and wrote, "The circle around the logo has a tequila sunrise gradation -- genius!" Lukas gave the A's cap an "A" and wrote, "Always loved that elephant logo, and the gold squatchee is the cherry on top." The D'Backs' new cap is a "really nice mix of the team's original logo and its current color scheme." The Mets' new cap features the team's Mr. Met mascot, which has "appeared only one time on a Mets uni component, so it's cool to see him on the BP cap." The Nationals' multi-colored panel treatment "totally works here, because the red-white-blue effect seems appropriate for a team in Washington" (ESPN.com, 12/27).