The new throwback-inspired alternate jersey that the Atlanta Braves will be wearing for the upcoming 2012 season has been leaked by an online sports apparel store.
The website which first put up the image, OnTheField.com (click here to see the jersey on the site), is already offering the yet-to-be-unveiled alternate jersey for sale.
The jersey is cream/heritage white in colour, similar to the home jerseys of the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, and appears to be inspired by the jersey the Braves wore in their first two seasons in Atlanta from 1966-1967.
Differences between this new home alternate and the current home game jersey include:
- the shade of white,
- the “Braves” script across the front is lacking the tomahawk,
- there is a number on the front,
- navy blue piping down the front of the jersey,
- a new sleeve patch which appears to be two crossed tomahawks on a blue circle with “Atlanta Braves 1876” written inside
The Atlanta Braves were planning on unveiling this jersey later this month, it is not replacing any of the alternate jerseys from the 2011 season – this jersey is being added to the rotation from last season.
Special thanks to a Tweet from user @ATL3124 for the heads-up on this story.