OAKLAND – You may have noticed the Braves sporting a different look Friday and Saturday in the first two games of their series at Oakland, where they wore the red-billed caps instead of the all-navy lids they’ve worn on the road since 2009.
The reason for the change? The Athletics wore black throwback jerseys they debuted in 2000 as an alternate uniform in their 30th season in Oakland. The Braves’ road uniforms were the same back then as now with the exception of the cap – at that time they wore the blue cap with red bill for all games, home and road.
In 2009, the Braves switched to an all-navy cap with white “A” for road games, both with the new navy jerseys they started wearing then in some road games as well as the traditional grey road uniforms. They’ve continued to wear navy caps on the road since then and the blue cap with red brim only in home games.
To go with the Athletics’ throwback weekend, the Braves brought back the red-billed caps for the weekend, much to the delight of many fans who voiced support of the red-billed caps on social media. Friday was believed to be the first time the Brave wore the traditional red-billed caps on the road since 2009.
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