Back from Sydney. Had two native Australians explain cricket to me over copious amounts of beer and tons of questions. Watched days of it broadcast from the Australia v. India test…nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just can’t grasp it. AND anyone who tells you baseball is boring needs to watch them some cricket. How did Peter Moylan ever find American baseball? Good on him for it. Go Braves!
#81, that’s a good point, Leah. I had hoped Jason would have taken that role over by now, and I’m pretty sure Chipper himself had hoped for the same.
This team would certainly be a lot better if Freddie can improve on a strong rookie year, if Uggla can be more consistent, if Mac can stay healthy, if Prado can bounce back, if Bourn can find the production he had in Houston, and, lastly, if Jason can take over and be a force to be reckoned with and the most dangerous hitter in our lineup. That way anything from Chipper is just gravy. That’s a whole lot of ifs, though. It seems like every offseason there are a laundry list of ifs to this team reaching their full potential.
It was indeed about the new uniform. Here’s the press release. Pretty interesting about the Friday/Saturday/Sunday uniform stuff:
ATLANTA BRAVES UNVEIL A NEW ALTERNATE HOME UNIFORMRenewed Throwback Uniform Similar to 1966 The Atlanta Braves introduced a new alternative home uniform today that pays homage to the team’s past, reflecting the look of the 1966 team.The cream colored uniforms feature the traditional Braves script in red across the chest minus the tomahawk, red numbers on the front and back, navy piping, navy player letters and a new logo patch on the left sleeve. The logo patch has two criss-crossing tomahawks, the year “1876” – the franchise’s first season – and the words “Atlanta Braves.”Updates from the ’66 uniforms include player names across the back and a cool-base material. The ’66 uniforms were made of wool flannel.“We think these uniforms reflect the timeless tradition of Braves baseball,” said Braves President John Schuerholz. “In honoring our past we retain a classic look yet move forward with an updated design.”The alternates will be worn during Saturday and Sunday home games with the team’s traditional navy caps with red brims. The team will wear their red alternative jerseys for Friday night home games.