Don't blame Nike, the Atlanta Braves have constantly tweaked their iconic uniforms

This year, the Braves will take the field in slightly different uniforms from their iconic uniforms, but this isn't the first time there have been tweaks, and it's not just Nike.

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The home white jersey

Here's what the script looked like in 1987. The navy outline is much thinner than its modern-day counterpart, and the angle of the script is much sharper.

Also, keep a close eye on the A. The placement of the A on the new Nike template has caused plenty of consternation in the past few weeks.

Russ Nixon
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Over the years, the angle of this script got much more level, while the volume of red fill lessened. Here's the uniform in 1995, during their World Series championship:

Greg Maddux
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Here's the jersey in 2004, noticeably less slanted. The "A" has also begun to change shape a little bit.

Mike Hampton
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And here's the jersey in 2010. This a is similar to the 2004 version, but much different when compared to the 1987 version.

Chipper Jones
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In 2016, the Braves made slight adjustments to the script that placed the A getting cut off by the placket and changed the shape of that letter to better match the 1987 version.

This is the script the Braves still use today.

Austin Riley
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This new change is making subtle alterations to the script, as the sleeve piping moving down makes more of a noticeable difference than any of the slight adjustments over the years (aside from the Quikcrete patches that were introduced last year).

Some fans were worried that the white space in the "A" would run right through the piping, as it's displayed on replica jerseys, but that won't be the case for the on-field jerseys. In fact, the white space in the V is now opened up thanks to the template narrowing the placket.

Believe it or not, as many tweaks as the Braves have made to their home jersey, there have been just as many changes to the road jersey.