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.
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:
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:
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:
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?
For the second year now, MLB 13: The Show is being released on the PS Vita. By the looks of it, the graphics have gone through a complete overhaul. Nice subtle jab by the folks at Sony, showing Jose Bautista knock one out the park in Miami.
In an effort to provide a little more variety to its Road to the Show game mode, MLB 13 The Show will introduce seven new minor league parks. The stadium pictured above is Stateman Park and it runs 336-feet down the lines and 390-feet to centerfield.
The second park previewed, pictured above, is Bayfront Park. Via the game’s dev. journal:
“The background idea for Bayfront Park comes from viewing the Santa Monica Pier, which features a Ferris Wheel displaying a fantastic light show as it rotates around. Kevin decided to incorporate the west coast look of the Santa Monica Pier, blended with a Coney Island style for the unique background you see beyond the right field wall.”
Bayfront Park runs 330-feet down the left and right field lines, 390-feet to left and right center, and 403-feet to center field. By our count, the addition of seven new minor league parks raises the total to 26.