The big hat festivities are over for the Atlanta Braves.
Major League Baseball has told the Braves that they have to stop using the oversized hat when celebrating home runs due to complaints the league has received from New Era, According to ESPN’s John Lee.
The amazing celebration has been a huge hit in recent weeks. The hat originally came from local sports memorabilia collector “More Than Sports” and was gifted to several players during opening weekend, according to ESPN. Every time the Braves hit a home run, the player would throw the hat off and start celebrating in the dugout.
However, the cap is not made by New Era, the manufacturer of MLB’s official hats. It’s not clear when the company complained to the league, but the celebration has quietly died down in recent days.
As fun as it was, the days of big corporate Atlanta are over.
The Braves went into Thursday’s game against the Marlins with a 17-8 record and won three straight games over Miami. The Braves have 40 home runs, which is third in the league behind the Tampa Bay Rays (48) and Los Angeles Dodgers (45). Second baseman Ozzie Alpes and first baseman Matt Olson lead Atlanta with seven home runs all this season. Catcher Shaun Murphy has six batters, and third baseman Austin Riley has five. Dodgers star Max Muncie leads the league with 11 points.
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