40. In His Defense, It Wasn’t A Very Good Draft Class…
Tough start. Jordan Raanan was probably feeling like a genius at first when Bennett showed some flashes in NBA Summer league. However, it’s never good when an NBA player’s top highlights stem from playing in Las Vegas. The 2013 NBA Draft class featured plenty of busts, but there were still superstars available. It has to hurt Cleveland’s heart knowing they passed on Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and CJ McCollum to snag a guy with career averages of 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Hopefully the Cavs’ front office finds solace in knowing Mr. Raanan thought they did the right thing.
39. Don’t Worry, We Saved It
We may have saved it, but this guy probably wishes he deleted it. At only 24 years old, Luka Doncic has already established himself as an NBA superstar and is well on his way to being the best international player in NBA history (though Nikola Jokic may have something to say about that). Mr. Palmer, your tweet has been saved, and with each passing year of Luka averaging 30-8-8, this take will continue to worsen.
38. Not Sure You Want Your QB To Have Whatever “It” Is
14 years later, it’s safe to say Jay Glazer is no quarterback whisperer. For context, this tweet is on the heels of Cassel filling in for an injured Tom Brady, and then signing a deal as a free agent to be Kansas City’s starting quarterback. In Year 1, maybe Jay Glazer’s “it” factor was the ability to have a 1:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (Cassel had 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions)? Although Cassel ended up bouncing around the league as a back-up until 2018, we’re pretty sure August 9, 2009 was the last time anyone said Cassel has “it.”
37. He Never Specified Which Day That Would Be
Well folks, that day has still yet to come. Drafted in 2016, it’s going to make for a hell of a Netflix documentary if Hackenberg does line up under center for an NFL team in his lifetime. Sadly, Hackenberg has the dubious honor of being 1 of 3 quarterbacks in NFL history to be drafted in the 1st or 2nd round and not play a single game in his first two seasons. You can now find him coaching high school football in Folk Union, Virginia. As for Eliot Shorr-Parks, we’re going to guess he is not a member of the New York Jets’ front office.
36. If You Keep Picking Random Names, Maybe Eventually You’ll Be Right
Let’s start with the positives: ZERO interceptions thrown in Bray’s NFL career. Not a lot of quarterbacks who make it to the NFL can say that. The problem? He went 1-for-6 for 18 yards in his 8-year career. Having only made two in-game appearances across his eight seasons, it’s clear Bray was a good locker room presence at the very least. It would’ve been a heck of a call by Cameron Wolfe considering Bray went undrafted, but this tweet obviously did not age very well.
35. One-For-Six Isn’t So Bad Depending On Who You Ask
This is a unique one from Colin Cowherd in that it legitimately feels like he was trying to jinx Boston. Now that his six years of predictions have concluded, let’s take a look at how he did:
2018: WRONG (lost in conference finals)
2019: WRONG (lost in conference semi-finals)
2020: WRONG (lost in conference finals)
2021: WRONG (lost in first round)
2022: CORRECT (lost in NBA Finals, but won Eastern conference!)
2023: WRONG (lost in conference finals)
This sure feels like Cowherd is a not-so-subtle Lakers fan.
34. Even The Reigning NBA MVP Had His Doubters
With Joel Embiid capturing his first MVP this season, it’s easy to forget how bleak things looked in 2015 for he and the 76ers. Facing a multitude of injuries, the “Trust the Process” mantra was getting old for plenty of people, with KFCBarstool clearly being one of them.
OR, we can try to give KFC the benefit of the doubt and claim his tweet got cut off. What he was trying to say was: “his bball career is ovation after ovation because he is such a dominant player.”
Alas, it was an atrocious take that reminds us the Internet is written in ink.
33. Maybe He Meant At Knitting?
The fact that this take comes from a Twitter user called “No Name” is actually a huge relief. Going back to February of 2010, we are legitimately struggling to come up with a single moment where this take could have been defensible (assuming we are talking about basketball). Dirk is arguably the greatest international basketball player in NBA history, while Gerald Wallace’s claim to fame is getting absolutely posterized by Kobe. Truly an awful take in 2010, and one that never got better in the years to follow.
32. Set With A Bad Draft Pick For 15 Years
The Giants drafted Davis Webb in 2017. The Giants waived Davis Webb in 2018. The Giants brought back Davis Webb in 2022. Davis Webb is now the quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos in 2023. Even if the Giants end up re-signing Davis Webb again in 2032, it’d be hard to say they were “set” for the 15-year period that Shaun Morash guaranteed.
31. Oh, No. What Happened Next?
This is the kind of tweet that may haunt an entire city/franchise/fanbase for all of eternity. We know how the story unfolds in this one – Tom Brady does Tom Brady things, Matt Ryan does Matt Ryan things and before you know it, the Patriots are hoisting the Lombardi Trophy with a 34-28 overtime victory. If there’s one positive to take from this tweet, it’s that they didn’t post this graphic with the score 28-3.
30. What Happens In Vegas, Hurts Your Bank Account
Chris Palmer makes his second appearance on this list with a much more expensive take. Less than 24 hours after this was tweeted, Kevin Durant announced his decision to team up with the Golden State Warriors. Oklahoma City fans were devastated, Golden State fans were ecstatic, and Chris Palmer was relieved DraftKings and FanDuel weren’t available in 2016.
29. If The Vet PG Was Stephen Curry, Then He’d Be Onto Something
Compared to many of the other takes on this list, this one is far from the worst. However, “vet PG” in 2014 could’ve been referring to a player like Ty Lawson, Jeff Teague or Jameer Nelson, and one of those guys plus Tyler Ennis certainly wasn’t going to elevate the Cavs. In the four seasons immediately following this tweet, Kyrie and the Cavs went to four straight NBA Finals, winning one of them thanks to a Game 7 winner from…
Tyler Ennis Kyrie Irving.
28. Kellen Moore Went Undrafted
Not only was Kellen Moore not the No. 1 pick, he was not even one of the 253 picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. With a total of three games under center in his five-year career, Moore mustered 779 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions – not quite No. 1 overall pick numbers. However, if there’s one thing Nathan Palcowski should receive credit for, it’s that Moore has actually stuck around NFL circles longer than No. 1 pick Andrew Luck. With Luck’s abrupt/shocking retirement and complete absence from the game, Moore can still be found on NFL sidelines as the Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive coordinator.
27. If By Underwhelming He Meant ‘Greatest Ever’, Then This Prediction Is Accurate
Man, this guy felt like an absolute genius for about 18 months. Kelce’s rookie year (2013), he played one snap on special teams, got injured and had season-ending knee surgery. In 2014 though, Aaron Freeman probably should’ve gone back and deleted this one. Kelce posted 862 receiving yards and five touchdowns, 875 receiving yards in 2015, and has had over 1,000 yards receiving every year since. Firmly establishing himself as one of the best to ever play the tight end position, Kelce has probably surpassed the “underwhelming” label.
26. Auburn 34 – Alabama 28
Who knew Alabama head coach Nick Saban was getting all of his advice from the Twitter user JoeEspn590?! I’m going to guess “nothing to lose” were the last three words Joe Quinn ever spoke to Coach Saban. Chris Davis’ 109-yard return on the 57-yard field goal produced the most unforgettable play in Iron Bowl history, and broke the hearts of Alabama fans for a lifetime.
25. The 76ers Have Many Regrets, This Is Not One Of Them
Edward Gene Rendell served as a member of the United States Army from 1968-1974. He served as the District Attorney of Philadelphia from 1978-1986. He served as the mayor of Philadelphia from 1992-2000. He served as governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-2011. You’ll notice I haven’t mentioned any sort of career in scouting or playing basketball. Joel Embiid is coming off his first MVP season, while Doug McDermott averaged 10 points per game on a San Antonio Spurs team that went 22-60 last season.
24. Now 4-Time NCAA Champion Kim Mulkey
We aren’t sure what the baseball opinions were, but it couldn’t be much worse than his prediction regarding Kim Mulkey. It only took two seasons for her to help lead the LSU women’s basketball team to a national championship. Unless PodKATT was referring to it being an expensive mistake for LSU in the sense that she gets paid more for winning the title (due to an incentive bonus in the contract), they were very wrong, very quickly.
Ah, good ol’ James Harden. What’s the saying? Promises are meant to be broken? Six years ago, the man was pledging loyalty for life. Today, he’s willing to change teams if he doesn’t like his team’s uniform. After forcing his way out of Houston to Brooklyn, he forced his way out of Brooklyn to Philadelphia, and two years later, he is ready for his next adventure. Maybe he will one day find his way back to Houston, but it’s hard to forget this nomadic three-year period where he very much was NOT a #Rocket4Life.
22. And, The Hype Was Warranted
Much like many other takes on this list, this one was made to look foolish pretty much immediately. Watt posted 7.0 sacks his rookie year and then posted 13 or more sacks each of the next four seasons. Suffice to say, Steelers Network should be hate-tweeting every draft pick moving forward if they want the Steelers to return to the Super Bowl.
21. The Era When We Threw Around “Big Three” Far Too Loosely
Technically, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is correct that John Wall, Andray Blatche and Jordan Crawford were “A New Big Three” on April 6, 2011. The trio had only played 20 games together when he made this proclamation, and considering the three players stand at 6-foot-3, 6-foot-11 and 6-foot-4, they are also on the “bigger” end. However, the on-court results were disastrous. Andray Blatche was gone less than 18 months after Leonsis’ quote, and Crawford would follow shortly thereafter. In the 12 years since, Leonsis has not described any three players on the Wizards to be a “Big Three.”
20. When Mel Kiper Was Right
Dr. Claw had dreams of JaMarcus Russell throwing countless touchdown passes to Darrius Heyward-Bey, but Mel Kiper saw it the whole way. The issue? Both Russell and Heyward-Bey were not good at the game of football. Sure, Russell had insane arm strength and Heyward-Bey was ridiculously fast, but sadly for Raiders fans, those attributes weren’t enough to produce success. Touted as the NFL Draft expert, Mel Kiper has been wrong countless times over the years… but he couldn’t have been more right in this instance.
19. Not Everyone Believed In The Greatest Shooter Ever
Quite a spicy take from Doug Gottlieb. Sadly for Minnesota Timberwolves fans, it’s possible Gottlieb was their shadow GM in 2009 since they selected two point guards – Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn – before Curry was selected. We know the rest of the story… Curry has gone on to become the greatest shooter in NBA history and has 2 more MVPs, 1 more Finals MVP, 9 more All-Star selections and 9 more All-NBA selections than these other five point guards combined.
18. Spoiler: The Bears Went 1-14 The Rest Of The Way
Man, talk about counting your chickens before they hatch. Greg Gabriel put the ultimate jinx on his beloved Bears with this one. It’s actually a bit surprising Mr. Gabriel didn’t drop another tweet when the Bears won their third game to improve to 3-4, considering they would have 10 more games to prove the experts wrong. However, they proceeded to lose these next 10 games. The consolation? The No. 1 overall pick and a strong reminder for Mr. Gabriel to never underestimate Chicago’s ineptitude.
17. The Cardinals Really Dodged A Bullet
Is winning a problem? That seems to be the only problem that could’ve been avoided by letting Andy Reid go to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since that time, the Chiefs have won two Super Bowls and have established themselves as a present-day dynasty. In that same time period, the Cardinals have cycled through three head coaches, zero Super Bowl appearances and look perfectly positioned to finish this season with the NFL’s worst record. I’m not sure there’s a price the Cardinals could pay Andy Reid now to make him their head coach.
16. Not All Trade Ideas Are Good Ones
Glass half full, Brian Geltzeiler is correct that Steph Curry would have brought back good value! Glass half empty, Monta Ellis and whatever the return for Curry would have been was not going to result in four NBA titles. It’s easy to forget Curry’s injury issues that plagued the early part of his career, but even factoring that in, this was a horrible take the second it was posted.
15. A Gem From Skip
The first of three appearances from Skip on this list is a rough one. Clearly having an affinity for football in Texas, Skip became mesmerized by Petty’s dominant collegiate career at Baylor. He put up gaudy numbers in the classic Baylor spread offense, but his collegiate success did not translate to the NFL. In seven NFL starts, Petty went 1-6 with 4 touchdowns and 7 interceptions – not quite the “steal” Skip envisioned.
14. Nobody Knows Laker Point Guards Like Magic
Magic Johnson was an all-time great point guard whose on-court savvy has never been replicated. That high basketball IQ has not translated to Twitter. Magic declaring the Lakers “championship contenders” on Twitter due to personnel moves has occurred far too many times to keep track of. What we do know for sure though is that the moment Russell Westbrook stepped on the court as a Laker, championship aspirations went out the window.
13. Wait, Who Is Nick ‘Saben’?
Mark May can at least say he was not predicting Nick Saban would be leaving Alabama to become Ohio State’s head coach. However, it remains a mystery who this Nick Saben fellow is. While there are plenty of people with this name in the world, we are having a tough time finding one with the necessary experience required to earn the Buckeyes’ head coaching gig. Here’s to hoping the MayDay Crystal ball has been repaired 12 years later.
12. Tell Us You Need A New Glasses Prescription Without Telling Us You Need A New Glasses Prescription
Well, Greg Bedard, we don’t see you becoming an NFL GM anytime soon. At all.
Going out on a limb when it comes to draft prospects is fine, but it hurts a bit more when that player you are “down” on ends up being one of the best to ever play the position.
11. Oh, Man. What A Mistake That Would Have Been
Sheesh, the Giants really dodged a bullet with this one! Why draft Patrick Mahomes when you can trot out Daniel Jones week after week? Truly a disaster averted to avoid the stress of making it far into the postseason. Kevin Steimle is probably also under the impression that the Giants should part ways with Saquon Barkley to make sure the offense is even more sub-par.
10. Even A Baby Would Know To Never Say This
How’s that sleep going? Nikola Jokic is a two-time MVP, NBA Finals MVP and current NBA champion. Kristaps Porzingis just got traded to his fourth NBA team and has never finished in the top 10 of MVP voting. At this point, we’re pretty sure Kristaps Porzingis would take Jokic over himself.
9. Good Thing He Wasn’t In Charge
Good thing this was a pointless exercise! If it wasn’t, there’s a 95% chance Brian Cashman would no longer be the Yankees’ GM. Matt Harvey was clearly a big name when this was posted (whereas Severino and Judge were little known prospects), but since Brendan Kuty floated this into the universe, Harvey never posted a double-digit win season or an ERA below 4.50. Ouch.
8. Nice One From The Mets Fans
The fact that this poll was even tweeted out is hilarious. The only thing funnier is that 78% of Mets fans confirmed they would prefer to keep Matt Harvey over Mookie Betts. Similar to the previous take on this list, Matt Harvey headlines clearly dominated the 2015 MLB offseason. However, the Mets’ decision to hang onto him with his stock so high could not have proven to be much worse. Since this poll was posted, Harvey started 108 more games and went 25-48. No need to post the stats, but since then, Mookie Betts has been better than that.
7. That’s A Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Backup QB To You
Apparently, the Chiefs were thinking they’d like to draft a quarterback who would lead them to three Super Bowls (two victories) and two MVP awards in four seasons. However, on the surface, this tweet isn’t COMPLETELY wrong since Mahomes did spend his rookie year as the backup quarterback. Of course, it’s extremely common for rookies to spend their first year learning from a veteran QB, so using the term “backup” to describe Mahomes in any scenario is pretty humiliating.
6. Horrible Takes From 2009
What a call from Dart_Adams. A quick glance at who came out of the 2009 NBA Draft: Stephen Curry, James Harden, Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan and Jrue Holiday, to name a few. “Incredibad” probably isn’t the term I would use to describe this group. Also, you can’t help but laugh at him citing Reggie Miller’s height as a justification for why Stephen Curry wouldn’t be able to score. That’s the equivalent of saying Giannis would have trouble scoring because he only weighs 245 pounds while Shaq weighed 325.
5. Freeman Was More Consistent…Consistently Bad
Enter atrocious Skip Bayless take #2! Digging through the NFL history books, it’s legitimately difficult to figure out what would compel Bayless to give this take. Cam Newton was in his 2nd season in the NFL at the time (he won Rookie of the Year), and Freeman was in his fourth year – in two of Freeman’s first three seasons, he had more interceptions than touchdowns. Newton went on to win an MVP award along with carrying the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance, while Freeman was out of the league by 2016. Among thousands of Skip Bayless head-scratchers, this one was certainly near the top of the list.
4. How Many MVPs Would Shane Larkin Have Won In Milwaukee? I’ll Hang Up And Listen…
Your words have been marked, Scott. The best part of the entire tweet might actually be the “#losing” addition. In the 10 seasons since the Bucks selected Giannis Antetokoumpo, they have made the playoffs eight times, won one NBA title, won their division five times and have finished with the Eastern Conference’s best record three times. Shane Larkin lasted four seasons in the NBA, never averaging more than 8 points per game – not exactly #winning.
3. It Was Scary Alright…
It was so scary in fact that Ben Simmons decided to never do it! The trio suited up together fewer than 30 times and ended with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both demanding to be traded away from Brooklyn. Simmons still remains, but now paired with Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson, it remains to be seen how scary Simmons finds this new trio.
2. It Keeps Going and Going and Going
You can’t fault this LeBron hater for thinking Father Time would have its way eventually. Unfortunately for Gucci Belt Dell though, LeBron still shows no signs of slowing down at age 38. Coming off a season averaging 29-8-7, it’s hard to envision LeBron calling it quits in the next two years. That means “this f*ckery” will have gone on for a decade since this was tweeted. Maybe this is a Skip Bayless burner account?
1. Skip’s Ultimate Take
THIS. You simply can’t find a worse Skip Bayless take (or any other sports take for that matter). It combines everything that makes Skip Bayless the person he is. His inexplicable disdain for LeBron James? Check. His obsession with a Texas football player? Check. Unfortunately for Skip, Manziel’s time in Cleveland was an unmitigated disaster, LeBron James would bring a championship to his home state three years later, and this tweet easily wins our dubious title of “Worst Sports Take of All-Time.”
MLB Logos Re-Imagined by AI
1. Oakland Athletics
The A’s may not be in Oakland for much longer, so the club may be looking into uniform changes soon. If the A’s move to Las Vegas but opt to keep green and gold as their color scheme — this hat isn’t too bad. The AI forgot to add the “‘s” to the logo, but otherwise it works. The ‘A’ is bold, and the gold design on the bill is unique. Solid start to this exercise.
2. Colorado Rockies
This might be one of our favorite hats that AI created. The Colorado Rockies have had the same interlocked ‘CR’ hat since entering the league, so a new concept would be welcomed. This hat maintains Colorado’s familiar purple, but also represents the state well by incorporating trees. The silver emblem in the middle would be hard to decipher without context, but knowing that it belongs to the Rockies makes it clear that it is a mountain top.
3. Washington Nationals
This time around, the AI didn’t stray too far from reality. The Nationals regularly wear a red hat with a cursive ‘W’ on the front. This look features a slightly different ‘W’, and pink has replaced the classic red. We like the pink hat as it fits in with Washington’s Cherry Blossom inspired City Connect uniform.
4. Pittsburgh Pirates
This hat fits the name. The Pirates have one of the best looks in baseball, and this hat doesn’t try to do too much. The leather lid and yellow stitching gives the hat a rougher look — one that we think is fitting for the Pirate name. This hat looks like it’s been at sea for a while.
5. Arizona Diamondbacks
Let’s say this first — Arizona needs to go back to the purple and teal combo. While the current colors aren’t bad, the purple/teal is 100 times better. This hat created by AI is wild. The pattern looks like it was somewhat(?) inspired by a snake, while the ‘D’ no longer has a snake head. Not the best, not as bad as some hats to come…
6. Minnesota Twins
Minnesota has a classic hat, but AI delivered some fire with this one. The color scheme stays true to the Twins, and we really like the logo. Instead of the usual ‘TC’ logo, it looks like AI decided to go with a double ‘T’. TWINS. It works.
7. Kansas City Royals
Royalty. That is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at this hat. So, that is why we think this AI creation is a winner. There is no debating which team this hat belongs to — the Kansas City Royals. It would look even better if the team was competitive, but they have time to turn things around before this imagined hat becomes a reality.
8. San Diego Padres
San Diego ditched the blue it wore for much of the 2000s in favor of the team’s beloved brown/gold combo, and everyone is in favor…except AI. The program decided to bring the blue back to San Diego — and created a crazy hat in the process. The two-tone hat features palm trees and what appears to be waves crashing onto the shore (very San Diego), and the logo has been altered to show an ‘S’, ‘D’, and ‘P’.
9. Texas Rangers
This is one boring hat. The red bill is a nice choice to compliment the white lid, but the logo itself is too small and the white gets lost in the rest of the hat. We thought everything was supposed to be bigger in Texas?
10. Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee ditched its hat that looked like this for much of the 2000s, and replaced it with a modernized version of its classic logo. So, fans will probably be upset with the AI for returning to the ‘M’. In reality, it isn’t a bad look. The ‘M’ looks to be enlarged in this shot, but otherwise it’s relatively unchanged. We could picture the Brewers wearing this on the field.
11. Los Angeles Angels
If the Angels trade Shohei Ohtani or watch him leave in free agency this winter, they might as well start over and introduce new uniforms. The club has maintained the same look for more than 20 years, and it is certainly time for a refresh. This hat isn’t too far off from the current look, but we like the all-white logo against the red lid.
12. Cleveland Guardians
The Guardians are another team in need of a new uniform — but this hat is hideous. There is nothing wrong with Cleveland’s current ‘C’ lid, so AI did too much here. The block ‘G’ is too clunky, the bill looks like someone spilled paint on it, and the red patterns surrounding the logo are questionable at best.
13. Cincinnati Reds
We should have seen this one coming. What else would an AI tool do when reimagining a hat for a team named the Reds? This hat isn’t great, but the white outline saves it from being a giant, bloody mess. Who else is in favor of Cincinnati rocking its City Connect hat more often?
14. Seattle Mariners
The Mariners have some great hats — their regular lid, City Connect, and throwbacks are all awesome. For this one, AI seems to have stolen the light green color from the NHL’s Seattle Kraken. And, guess what? It works. The ‘S’ is bigger than what we’re used to, but there isn’t much to complain about with this one.
15. Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles are thriving in 2023 on the diamond, but could you imagine how scared teams would be if they saw these hats in action? The bird on this hat looks like it is out to kill. The beak is massive, and that thing is looking to poke some eyes out. What a job by the AI.
16. Detroit Tigers
Yeah…no. This one is a complete failure. The tiger looks like it’s confused by the Cincinnati Bengals introducing a white helmet and is now unsure of its own identity. The claw marks on the hat are tacky. This hat would be mocked by everyone in the league.
17. Miami Marlins
Anything is better than what the Marlins are currently wearing on their heads. The franchise never should have abandoned the teal/silver/black uniforms that it won two World Series in. This hat is not on the same level as the old school hat that featured the ‘F’ and marlin, but it’s way better than the current look.
18. Chicago White Sox
Simple, but clean. The White Sox have been an embarrassment on the field in 2023, but they have one of the better looks in the league. Their hat is unique and is easily identifiable. This time around the AI program replaced the black lid with a white one, and turned the typically-white logo black. This is a winning look.
19. Houston Astros
These could easily be worn with Houston’s City Connect uniform — the one which says ‘Space City’ across the chest. This hat looks like it belongs in space. Some may say it looks like the moon, but we think it resembles a person looking back towards Earth through the clouds. We wouldn’t wear it, but it’s pretty solid.
20. New York Mets
Poor, poor Mets. What is this hideous creation? The two-tone bill resembles a NERF Vortex — that football with a tail from your childhood. The color of the lid doesn’t fit with the orange/blue bill. If the entire hat was the darker blue it would be okay. Instead, this is gross.
21. Tampa Bay Rays
We’re in favor of bringing the Devil Rays logo back, but this is interesting. The color of the hat hits the mark — although we can’t tell if the bill is a slightly darker blue than the rest of the hat. Either way, we like it. The logo clearly has a ‘T’…and then a mix of a ‘D’ and ‘B’? AI could have taken the easy route and just put the animal back on the hat.
22. San Francisco Giants
At first glance, this hat is fine. The pattern on the bill is out there, but it’s not the worst look imaginable. Where we have problems, however, are with the orange mass on the side of the hat and within the logo itself. The mass on the side of the hat looks like something out of Stranger Things. As for the logo, it contains an extra line in the ‘F’.
23. Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies shouldn’t mess with their hat — at least if it looks anything like this. It would be one thing if the cream color was featured on the front panel instead of the back. Instead, this hat comes off as unfinished and amateurish. The fans would boo this one just like they’ve grown to boo Trea Turner.
24. Toronto Blue Jays
Sonic, is that you? Something about this logo looks very familiar. Overall, we think AI did a decent job with this one. The blue jay is massive and looks intimidating. The shine pops off the rest of the hat, as well. We slightly favor Baltimore’s new hat over this one — but we could come around.
25. Atlanta Braves
Atlanta’s hat is another one that shouldn’t be messed with. However, this still resembles the Braves enough that you would know who the hat belongs to. A white lid replaces the typical blue look, while a stylized ‘A’ is underlined by a tomahawk. It’s unlikely the league would allow the tomahawk’s inclusion on the hat at this point. AI should know better.
26. St. Louis Cardinals
What in the world…
St. Louis’ classic red remains the dominant color on this AI creation, but the rest of the hat is out of control. Not only is there a cityscape, but the logo itself appears to feature a cardinal sitting in a nest. We have no more words for this mess.
27. Chicago Cubs
The AI embraced the ivy, what about you? Wrigley Field is famous for many reasons, one of which is its ivy covered outfield walls. So, it is only appropriate that the AI program designed this hat. Our favorite part of this hat is the logo — one that is seen on the home uniform, but never on the hat itself.
28. Boston Red Sox
There are now two monsters at Fenway Park. Move over Green Monster, this hat is now the scariest thing at Fenway. There is nothing to say about this hat that would do justice to what we feel while looking at it. Disgusting stuff from AI.
29. Los Angeles Dodgers
Do we ever want to see the Dodgers wear this hat? No. Can we imagine the team selling it in the team store and giving it away on a promotional night? Absolutely. Los Angeles’ hat is recognizable across the globe. The cursive font on this hat is fun, as is the floral pattern in the background. While it’s not horrible. it reminds us too much of grandma’s couch.
30. New York Yankees
Seriously? This is the best the AI could do with the New York Yankees? We suppose credit is due for the iconic logo being left alone. However, this is as boring as it gets. Let’s hope the Yankees never actually wear this on the field.