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MLB 2013 Batting Practice Jerseys – NL Central Edition

Can Andrew McCutchen continue his brilliance in 2013?

Can Andrew McCutchen continue his brilliance in 2013? Or is he just another flash in the pan?

Check out the batting practice jerseys reviews for these other divisions: AL East, NL East, and AL Central.

For years, I have been saying that re-alignment was necessary in baseball. It never made any sense that the NL Central consisted of six teams, while the AL West somehow managed to only have four. Well, be careful what you wish for NL Central because you no longer get to play the Astros 19 times a year. The National League’s Central division has their work cut out for them in the batting practice jerseys world, after the showing put up by the American League. Let’s see how they stack up.

NL Central Batting Practice Jerseys Breakdown

Some of the best uniforms in baseball are the batting practice jerseys or spring training uniforms.

Chicago Cubs 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms

461x725xChicago-Cubs-BP-Uniform-2013.jpg.pagespeed.ic.MXuFdKqxHiAh, the lovable losers.  A beautiful Homeric odyssey in mediocrity.  Seems as though for the past decade or so, this team has been on a roller coaster from season to season.  From the 2003 team on the precipice of greatness before Steve Bartman changed their fate, to the 2012 disaster that left them with a pain in their neck from looking up in the standings.

The only reliable thing about the Cubs is their uniforms.  Problem is, I want fun during batting practice, not reliability, and these uniforms are, well, not fun.  Mixing it up with a red brim won’t get you flair points with me.

GRADE: Mediocre B-

Cincinnati Reds 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms

590x462xCincinnati-Reds-BP-Uniforms-2013-590x462.jpg.pagespeed.ic.W3w62tScr9Cincinnati has young and exciting talent on the field.  This team has done it the right way, showing small market teams around the country that in order to compete, you need to develop, not pay.

The uniforms are an upgrade from what they will be wearing on the field.  I’ve never been a huge fan of the Reds uniforms, but I like their batting practice jerseys.

The classic Reds across the chest gives it that old school baseball feel and the all red home hat looks almost as good as the black and red away hat.  Good look.

Grade: A-

Milwaukee Brewers 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms

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These uniforms make no f**king sense. I can get behind the home uniform, its not super original or creative, but at least it matches, and I like that the front panel of the hat is white.

The problem is the away uniform. How can you have the retro hat, with the retro colors, on the modern jersey? Get out of my face with that blasphemy.

You got it half right, but you should have finished with a retro jersey as well.  And while I’m hating on Milwaukee, why don’t you just go ahead and do away with the modern uniform and kick it old school for a season or two? Those retro unis look nice.

GRADE: C+

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms

456x725xPittsburgh-Pirates-BP-Uniform-2013.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Bkg4_XuyJbI happen to be a huge fan of the Pirates. Not like, I hope they win the World Series fandom, but they are a lot of fun to watch play. Tons of speed, tons of hustle, lots of youth. On top of that, at least every three innings you get to watch Andrew McCutchen bat, which is worth the price of admission.

The uniforms are solid.  I’m not a huge fan of the black and gold color combo, but the Pirates make it work.  I love that the “P” on the chest is black and the “P” on the hat is gold. Well done.

Grade: A-

St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms

I466x725xSt-Louis-Cardinals-BP-Uniform-2013.jpg.pagespeed.ic.mIEymLB_nr like the St. Louis uniforms a lot.  The two bird logo across the chest looks great on the red background with blue sides.  The red STL logo on the hat on the blue background with red brim is a great design.

Nothing really to complain about here, but I would like to see the Cardinals try blue batting practice jerseys.

Mix it up a little bit.  Great look, though.

GRADE: A-

 

Check out the batting practice jerseys reviews for these other divisions: AL EastNL East, and AL CentralNext time we will take a look at the BP jerseys for the AL West, and then finish it off with a look at the NL West jerseys.  Stick Around.

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