Photo: Is this Atlanta Braves "Screaming Indian" Batting Cap Offensive?
The Atlanta Braves are among a handful of professional sports teams that have to walk the uncomfortable tightrope between being proud of their history and trying not to offend people with an extremely offensive logo/name.
It has long since been accepted by the general population that using Native Americans as mascots is demeaning and insulting to, you know, Native Americans. This puts franchises like the Braves, Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins (!) in something of an uncomfortable situation. For the most part these aforementioned squads just try to keep a low profile as it pertains to their unfortunate names and offend as few people as humanly possible just with their mere existence.
Or at least that used to be the gameplan.
Check out the new batting caps that the Braves our putting out in 2013:
(via Yahoo! Sports)
Okay – what’s the over/under on those getting pulled out of production? Jan. 2 seems like a solid estimate.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t find this cap offensive?
(Kudos Yahoo! Sports)