Atlanta Braves Ditch “‘Screaming Indian” Caps
The Atlanta Braves are doing away with their cap logo which featured a mohawk sporting Native American making a war cry–known as the ‘screaming Indian’ or in some instances the ‘screaming savage’.
USA Today reported the story of the Braves choosing to go with just a plain navy blue cap with the red colored A insignia for spring training. When ESPN Uni’s Paul Lukas released the images of the proposed spring training caps which bared the ‘screaming Indian’ logo the wave of backlash was intense.
MLB released a statement in regards to the outcry about the design:
While the “screaming Indian” logo was one of five proposed designs, the Braves said a decision on the design had not been made before the potential hats were leaked.
At the end of the day the Braves have chosen to ditch the Native American logo in favor for the safe red and navy design.
How do you feel about the switch, was it a much needed move or is MLB being too hypersensitive?