Los Dodgers! Los Angeles unveils new, truly Dodger and City Connect blue uniform – SportsLogos.Net – .

Los Dodgers! Los Angeles unveils new, truly Dodger and City Connect blue uniform – SportsLogos.Net – .

This morning, the Los Angeles Dodgers completed the inaugural list for the Nike City Connect Major League Baseball jersey series.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of “Fernandomania,” the Dodgers will wear a head-to-toe Dodger Blue design meant to salute the team’s Latino fans. On the chest of the blue jersey reads “Los Dodgers” in white in the familiar club typeface, below to the left is the player’s number in red in its usual place.

That will surely make Justin Turner very happy, who earlier this year asked the team to wear blue tops during the season.

At the end of each jersey sleeve is a touch of black (or maybe a very dark midnight blue) that quickly fades into the rest of the jersey. This sleeve accent is a depiction of spray paint, “a nod to the city’s street art culture and the murals that add color to Los Angeles buildings.” The interlaced Dodgers ‘LA’ is included as a patch on the left sleeve.

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“For more than half a century, Dodger fans have seen their team only in home white and road gray,” said Lon Rosen, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Dodger via a e-mail to SportsLogos.Net. “We don’t have a third jersey, we don’t wear different jerseys depending on the days of the week or the pitchers’ preferences, so an all-blue uniform with spray paint accents is a pretty drastic change for us. “

Speaking of “pretty drastic change”, what won’t be worn with this set is the classic “LA” Dodgers cap, replaced with a doubling of the “Los Dodgers” script worn on the jersey.

“Throughout the design process, we discussed different cap designs with various iterations of ‘LA’,” Rosen continued. “However, at the end of the day, we wanted to be fully committed to the ‘Los Dodgers’ concept from head to toe. I admit it will certainly be a different experience to see the Dodgers come onto the pitch without our iconic “LA” caps.

I certainly don’t remember a Major League having a scripted jersey-style name on the front of their cap in a regular season game like the Dodgers will here. The only one I immediately remember is the Kansas City Royals wearing a scripted “Royals” cap during spring practice games and batting practices about 20 years ago.

Another new look for the team with this City Connect uniform is the switch to Dodger blue pants rather than the usual white or gray in what seems to be a trend in Major League Baseball to start adopting non-pants colors. traditional. We saw it earlier this season with les Red Sox who wore yellow pants, the White Sox going black (and looking amazing), as well as the Cubs going all blue in the same way.

Finally, to complete the uniform, the Dodgers will be wearing specially designed white Stance socks with the “LA” logo in blue and the spray paint pattern starting at the ankles.

As has been the case with the other six clubs participating in the City Connect series, Nike played an important role in designing the uniform and helping the team to do so while working on each concept based on preference. of the team.

“With our uniforms largely unchanged since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, designing a uniform was a new experience for our team and Nike was an incredible partner in guiding us through the process,” said Rosen. “The whole design process was done in collaboration between the Dodgers and Nike, with the team providing general direction and Nike designers presenting options and incorporating feedback. “

The Los Angeles Dodgers kick off their City Connect uniform tomorrow – Friday, August 20 against the New York Mets. They will then be worn a second time a day later, also against the Mets, on Saturday August 21. There are no other games scheduled for them at this time but, as with all teams in this series, they will be worn by the Dodgers again in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

“Developed in partnership with MLB clubs, the Nike MLB City Connect series celebrates the bond between each team and its city,” read a press release issued during the City Connect series announcement in April. “The uniform series explores the personality, values ​​and customs that make each community and its residents unique. Building on the rich heritage of each club, the City Connect series pushes the boundaries of baseball uniform design to create new traditions and help develop the game of baseball.

As previously mentioned, the Dodgers are the seventh and final club to release a City Connect uniform in 2021. The other twenty-three teams in the league are expected to join them over the next two seasons.

Overall, it’s safe to say that the City Connect series has been a success, in terms of fan reaction to the designs. While there has been some setback to the first uniform announced – the Boston Red Sox and their ultra non-traditional all-yellow ensemble (which I always say is a good baseball uniform but maybe not a good one for them. Red Sox) – Things quickly got back on track with the Miami Marlins’ tribute to the Havana Sugar Kings and the Chicago White Sox ‘Southside’ set.

The Cubbies followed with an all-blue “Wrigleyville” set that received mixed reviews before Arizona hit us with their “Serpientes” sand set which was such a great concept that many said they would be in. agreeing with the team * changing their name * and adopting this full-time identity. San Francisco bridged the divide between Arizona and Los Angeles, the only team to wear a white uniform in this series, incorporating the orange of the Golden Gate Bridge into the hazy gray of the Bay Area.

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We have no idea who will be in this program next season. If the plan is for each team to release their City Connect uniform by 2023, they will seriously need to increase the current seven teams per year to eleven or twelve.

Now that we’ve seen them all, I want to know who’s the best. Share your City Connect 2021 uniform rankings in the comments, if we get enough rankings to make it worth it I will compile them all and share the results in the future post.

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