Atlanta Braves: The Uniform Debate

Sep 27, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) celebrates a solo home run with second baseman Dan Uggla (26) in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

It was announced last week that the Atlanta Braves would drop the red jerseys from the uniform inventory in 2014.  The feedback on the message boards and on twitter was that the fans really didn’t like these home alternative jerseys.

Personally, I love the traditional white jerseys and I’m glad they don’t mess with that one but the red uniform didn’t really bother me that much.  I actually enjoyed switching it up a little to have the “alternative” style.

But…it’s not up to me.

 

 

The Braves will move forward in 2014 with their traditional white uniforms for weekday home games and their cream-colored uniforms for weekend home games.

For away games, it sounds like the Braves will stay with the grey uniforms and the blue style jerseys.

The Braves will wear a special red military-appreciation jersey for the home games listed below.

  • April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds – Military Family Night
  • June 13 Los Angeles Angels – United States Army Anniversary
  • July 26 San Diego Padres – United States Marines Celebration
  • August 30 Miami Marlins – United States Navy Celebration
  • September 19 New York Mets – United States Air Force Anniversary

 

Heading Into 2014, Which Uniform Is Your Favorite?

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    I’m actually good with the (apparently hated) red as well. It does seem funny, though, that as the demise of the red is being cheered, the military version is, of course, Red. #SoItAintEntirelyGoingAway

  • fireboss

    The red jersey’s haven’t gone away, they simply modified them to be a military tribute uniform. Which brings up two points.
    1) If it’s a military tribute uniform shouldn’t the wear dates include Memorial Day and July 4th?
    2) The constant churn of different styles is purely a way to generate money for MLB. Yes this was a Braves initiative but you can bet they expect to sell plenty of them. The price on Braves.com as I write this is $217.99 (what an odd price point, just call it 220 and be done with it ; sheesh) for a genuine blank version and $270.99 – again what’s the dang 99 cents for – for a genuine one with a name on it. The “replica” models are $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. the jersey’s don’t cost that to produce and market but MLB and the players union add their Vig to it and suddenly a $40 dollar jersey is $80 and a $75 genuine jersey is $218. Now if they gave their profits to Wounded Warrior Project or something similar I could live with that… but they won’t

    As a 28 year vet I’d suggest that if the Braves want to do something for the military how about discounts at every concession in the ballpark when a military ID is produced? A discount on ticket prices and season ticket packages would be nice as well but I realize the aftermarket of those makes such things more difficult. As to a uniform tribute why not just put a patch on the sleeve instead? All the services have them, wrap a thank you message around it and keep it simple. Something like this perhaps. But that’s too easy, inexpensive and they couldn’t make a boatload of money from it.

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  • Joseph Fain

    Never loved the Red. However, I do love the cream. I would be happy if they made these their primary unis. It’s the only one that I have considered spending the money for.

  • Bryan Allen

    Well I always thought the red ones were a bit to gaudy for a baseball uniform, even though reds my favorite color. Its just not a color for a baseball uniform. Maybe some red lettering or red trim on the jersey, but not the whole jersey. For baseball, it just don’t look the part. Kinda reminds me of the Indians 70s all red uniforms. You go to a game of there’s back then, you had better bring some shades, especially if its a day game cos that all red uniform color’ll blind ya. Like I said, red is my favorite color, but a full color uniform or just a jersey or pants? Nah, that’s not a good mix. Just keep the uniforms a basic color & not to gaudy. If its to gaudy, it’ll look like a clown outfit. Just keep the uniforms old school & non gaudy. That’ll work.

  • FBO

    I liked the red jerseys better than all of them. They really stood out. Many, many fans wore them to games and the stands looked good with fans wearing them.