Each of Major League Baseball's 30 teams are set to unveil new batting practice caps for 2013. Most of the lids will feature new designs, while others will stick to more traditional looks. The Atlanta Braves are one of those teams who will be scrapping tradition in favor of a mascot-inspired logo. Their new design features a screaming Indian instead of the cursive "A" logo. And it is by all means hideous.
Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, a site dedicated to athletic aesthetics, was so disgusted with the appropriation of Native American imagery used here that he recently gave the hat an "F" when grading out the caps for all 30 teams. No other club received a failing grade from Lukas.
Aside from the fact that the hat design is atrocious, some may even find it offensive. Lukas is among a growing consensus who believes Native American imagery in sports should be done away with altogether. This cap certainly won't help that cause.