Braves’ controversial logo absent from Spring Training

Published On February 12, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

After a lot of deliberation, the Atlanta Braves finally decided on which logo would be present on their caps.

When pitchers and catchers arrived at Spring Training in Florida on Monday, the “Screaming Indian” logo was no where to be found. Instead, a simple “A” logo was revealed.

When preliminary designs for this season’s batting practice caps were revealed in December, there was a lot of controversy surrounded the Braves’ “Screaming Indian” logo. Some people viewed this logo as offensive to Native Americans, but those people should be satisfied now that the Braves showed up in caps with the club’s traditional “A” logo instead.

“I like the selection we made this year,” team president John Schuerholz told “We had a variety of choices that we looked at, some more thoroughly than others. But at the end, we liked this one. The fact that one person somewhere offered his personal opinion about one of our options, that was important to him.”

Schuerholz said a lot of deliberation that went into the decision.

“When we made our decisions, we tried to contemplate. We tried to be creative. We tried to carry on the theme of our organization and we think this script A does that. It is part of the continuum of the uniform look we have. We’ve never had one that looks like this during Spring Training.”

The “Screaming Indian” logo last appeared on a Braves uniform in 1989.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.