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Back for Round 2? Thanks for joining me.
This time we are taking a look at the 2013 Batting Practice Uniforms being sported by the clubs in the NL East.
In my last installment, I mentioned that some of the uniforms are kind of (definitely) offensive. Well, I’ll show you what I’m talking about today.
Some of the best uniforms in baseball are only seen during batting practice or spring training.
Consider Atlanta’s batting practice hat a “chance” taken. Can’t help but feel that Native Americans wont take too kindly the “Screaming Savage” displayed prominently across the front panel. Maybe not the best decision from a PR standpoint.
Also, I didn’t make up “Screaming Savage” — that’s cross-my-heart-and-swear-to-die what the mascot is called. All that being said, I am not Native American, and therefore not offended. I love the uniforms. The hat, while a terrible idea, looks incredible and is a throwback to Atlanta’s heyday. Great job.
Straight Fire. No other way to describe these uniforms. The Marlins had an incredibly disappointing season last year following a blockbuster offseason, but you can’t say they didn’t look good while sucking. Love the hats, love the jerseys, the colors are teeming with the Cuban influence that engulfs Miami. Straight Fire.
The worst part is that I have no idea what the hell Mr. Met is. Is he some kind of superhero? Like, he was just a normal kid playing baseball in the rain when he got struck by lightning and woke up with a giant baseball head.
Mr. Met’s only real power is the ability to scare children and ruin uniforms. Too bad, really. The solid blue jerseys with the orange piping on the sleeve looks handsome. The Mets just can’t win.
I’m already trying to figure out how I am going to justify liking the Nationals’ uniforms next, when I hate these so much.
I can’t come up with much, but I will say that the blue the Phillies use looks awful with the red. Also, the hats are gross.
First, the Washington “W” is much less annoying over the left breast than “Phillies” going all across the chest.
Second, the Nationals blue is much easier on the eyes than Philadelphia’s, and it goes much better with the red.
Finally, and probably the most influential, is Washington’s hats. The white front panel with the red brim looks solid. Looking good boys.
Stay tuned for the AL and NL Central Divisions, as well as the 2013 batting practice uniforms of the AL and NL West.