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The new batting practice/spring training caps have been unveiled and they are mostly OK

Dec 27, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

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Uniwatch’s Paul Lukas has an exclusive look at the new batting practice/spring training caps for 2013. The good: they have gotten rid of the little stretch panels and superfluous striping and look more like regular caps now.  The bad: some of the designs are lame.

Oh, and there’s ugly. For reasons that completely escape me given how the team has slowly eliminated native American iconography from their uniforms (i.e. getting rid of the tomahawk on the alternate jerseys, etc.), the Braves have unveiled a hideous BP cap with that old “screaming Indian” logo. Most of us had thought that they had canned that thing, but apparently not. Poor, poor form, Atlanta.

That aside, the missteps are merely ones of color schemes. And some of the new ones look downright cool.

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