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The Atlanta Braves created a wave of controversy earlier this winter when sketches of a new batting practice cap for 2013 displayed the club’s “screaming indian” logo. The Braves haves since introduced a less polarizing cap, and refuted reports that the club had made a final decision on the “screaming indian” emblem. It appears as though the decision to go with a more traditional “A” logo may have been made too late for Sony to include it the initial release of MLB 13: The Show. An Operation Sports community member snagged screenshots of all 30 caps, including the “screaming indian” lid pictured above.

This is likely just a case of game developers working with old information, as it was just February 11 when the Braves made an official announcement on their new batting practice cap. Designs featuring the offensive logo first appeared in late December. Hopefully it’s something that Sony can fix with a title update upon the game’s release.

MLB 13: The Show drops on March 5. Screenshots of all 30 MLB batting practice caps can be viewed at Operation Sports.

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Today is leak day in the MLB 13: The Show world. Earlier today we showed you how the Jays are ranked, now here’s the game’s soundtrack. Once again, Sony has mixed up the playlist with songs from all genres:

  • A Good Fight - Rips Like a Motor
  • Anberlin - Someone Anyone
  • Big BoiMama Told Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
  • Blink 182 - Heart’s All Gone
  • Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
  • Dispatch - Not Messin’
  • Fenix TX - Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
  • Soundgarden - Non-State Actor
  • The Mowgli’s - Slowly, Slowly
  • The Rolling Stones - Doom and Gloom
  • The Royal ConceptWorld on Fire
  • Youngblood Hawke - Rootless
  • ZZ Top - I Gotsta Get Paid

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Demo copies are being sent out for MLB 13: The Show this week (we should be getting ours this week, fingers crossed). Twitter user Chris Johnson has his copy already, and posted the overall rating for each team. Here is how your new-look Blue Jays team fare:

  • Arencibia, J.P. (C): 81
  • Bautista, Jose (RF): 98
  • Blanco, Henry (C): 75
  • Bonifacio, Emilio (2B): 87
  • Buehrle, Mark (SP): 80
  • Cabrera, Melky (LF): 83
  • Davis, Rajai (LF): 74
  • Delabar, Steve (SU): 87
  • DeRosa, Mark (3B): 64
  • Dickey, R.A. (SP): 93
  • Encarnacion, Edwin (DH): 88
  • Happ, J.A. (LRP): 72
  • Izturis, Maicer (2B): 77
  • Janssen, Casey (CP): 88
  • Johnson, Josh (SP): 94
  • Lawrie, Brett (3B): 80
  • Lincoln, Brad (MRP): 74
  • Lind, Adam (1B): 77
  • Morrow, Brandon (SP): 90
  • Oliver, Darren (MRP): 84
  • Rasmus, Colby (CF): 76
  • Reyes, Jose (SS): 95
  • Rogers, Esmil (MRP): 71
  • Romero, Ricky (SP): 83
  • Santos, Sergio (SU): 85

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The team ratings in MLB 13: The Show got leaked today. Teams got ranked in four categories: overall, batting, pitching and defense. The Detroit Tigers got top overall ratings and batting, and the Jays are up there for overall, batting, pitching, but their defense skills fell short. Here’s the full chart below:

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One of the complaints about last year’s MLB: The Show was the high amount of players rated 99 overall. There were 44 players with a perfect rating, so the team at Sony has made some changes in the ratings algorithm for this year’s version. While they understandably didn’t get into specifics of their formula, every position now weighs different attributes accordingly.

With the new formula, now only 17 players have the 99 overall rating, and they are:

  • Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
  • Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
  • Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
  • Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds
  • Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
  • Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
  • Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
  • Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
  • Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
  • Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

Just missing the cut is Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, with a rating of 98.

Do you agree with the ratings? Who should’ve been on, or removed from the list?

The MLB 13: The Show team released this video today, highlighting the new features of their franchise mode. Here are the highlights:

  • If you have consecutive winning seasons, you receive more money on better players and scouting
  • The depth chart has been made to be simpler, so sending down or bringing up players from the minors is much easier
  • The new “acquisitions panel” allows you to see ALL trades and signings happening in the league
  • A new ticker has been added at the bottom of your screen with updates on the going-ons in around the league
  • In previous versions of The Show, you could train your players to be better – by position only. Now you’re able to focus on individual players through training.
  • Player progression has become varied. Players hit their primes earlier in age, and older players decrease in skill more realistically

Last week we told you about the social campaign that Sony launched for Canadians to vote on which Jose Bautista cover they wanted for the upcoming MLB 13: The Show. The rules were simple: head over to PlayStation Canada’s Facebook page and “Like” whichever cover you thought was the best. There were three options to vote for: Canada Day red, the home whites, or the away greys.

The country voted, and the red Canada Day jersey will don this year’s cover. Here are the final numbers:

MLB 13: The Show drops on March 5th.