We haven’t always seen consistent play from the Colorado Rockies since their inaugural season in But what we have seen is an extraordinarily consistent look when it comes to their uniforms and overall branding.
This offseason, however, the Rockies have been busy making slight adjustments to their branding. It all started when they introduced a lighter shade of purple, in an effort to have a more consistent color across the board (apparently they didn’t like the deep purple/almost blue look at their night games).
They followed that up with a swap of their logos, with the standard CR lockup recognized as the primary logo and the purple mountains getting demoted to a secondary logo. In other news, it was the other way around before, apparently. The use of these logos will essentially remain the same on the uniforms, with the CR on the hat and the mountain patch on the sleeve. The change was made so that press outlets would consistently use the CR logo (which most were already doing) when talking about the Rockies. So when you see the ESPN score ticker or check the box score on MLB.com, you should be seeing the CR logo.
The most curious update wasn’t announced. Instead, it was quietly revealed on the media guide for It’s hard to tell how serious the Rockies are about using this new logo because usually something like this would come with some form of announcement, but when asked about it on Twitter they responded that fans “will see that around this year.” Obviously, we won’t bee seeing on any uniforms or hats, but maybe it will be floating around on letterheads or programs.
For a team that has kept the same look for the last 24 years, do these slight changes signal a larger re-brand? It’s unlikely that a new color of purple is the gateway that will reveal the path to a new look, but what this does say is that the front office is open to change, even if that change is relatively small, and they are focused on the details.
That being said, are the Rockies due for an updated uniform design?
Rather than waiting for the Rockies to re-brand, we’re going to turn to Purple Row’s talented community and just go ahead and crowd source it. If you have the chops to design, make a new Rockies logo and share it with us. Or, for the textual types, describe what you think the Rockies new branding should look like. Maybe someone else will pick it up. We’ll highlight our favorites.
To help give this question some context and perhaps inspire the community during the thinking process, we should examine the three other teams that came into existence right around the same time as the Rockies (the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays) and explore their uniform history. I reference these teams specifically because it’s hard to compare the Rockies to a franchise like the Dodgers or Cubs who have been around for decades and have years of brand equity in their favor. By looking at these three teams, we can see what the new franchises have done to update their designs and stay current.
The Marlins, Diamondbacks and Rays have all experienced a serious overhaul since their opening season. We’ll start with the Marlins who held out the longest with the black and teal look until they changed their name from the Florida Marlins to Miami Marlins and decided that orange was the primary color of their future. Very little of what existed in the Marlins’ original look carried over to what we see now, outside of the slight teal shading we see on their logos.
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The Tampa Bay Rays, born the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, also made some drastic changes that were most definitely for the best. When they started out in , they sported a unique but decidedly terrible rainbow gradient on their logo and uniforms. In , they ditched the word devil from their unis and the rainbow in their design and adopted green as their primary color with black and blue accents on the uniforms. In , they made the final transformation from dumpster fire to respectability when they did a complete re-brand, changing everything from their primary colors to their secondary logos.
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Then there’s the Diamondbacks. They started off on the wrong foot with their ‘90s-rific purple and teal logo on a cream home uniform. They stuck with that charade for about eight years when they decided to change their colors (hello red and black) and font but stayed with their block A. From there they introduced some snake-themed secondary logos (one in the shape of a D, and the other in the shape of DB / snake head). Then in , they made a whole mess of things that I’m not even going to try and describe. All I know is they tried really hard and that’s about the only nice thing I can say.
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Now that we’ve explored the three other recent expansion teams, we have more context for how little the Rockies have changed over the years. Ultimately, there were some alterations but if you read through the list below, you can see that the changes were minimal.
Between the four recent expansion franchises, the Rockies are the only team to stick with their original colors, wordmark and logos. Depending on your perspective, this could speak to the timeless nature of the Rockies design or it could mean they started with a very conservative look and are too scared to make any bold changes. It was a little easier for the Rays and D-backs to change their look because of how dated they looked after a few years.
This leaves the Rockies stuck in what we’ll call design purgatory. Their current look isn’t bad enough that they should be desperate to make a change (see Anaheim Angels) but it’s also not good enough to be considered a classic design that should stand the test of time (Dodgers, Cardinals, Yankees, etc). A change could serve as a nice upgrade (it worked for the Rays) or it could lead to disaster.
Could the logo that was recently revealed on the media guide work as a new foundation? If you look closely the white mountain peak inside the diamond, it’s the same white mark used on the current mountain logo. So using that logo wouldn’t necessarily be a complete departure but it could be an initial minimalist approach that could grow into something different.
If the Rockies do decide to make some change, the one thing they should consider is sticking with purple. Not only does the color purple have a nice tie to the “purple mountains majesty“ line in America the Beautiful, but it sets the Rockies apart from every other team in the league. Seven teams can claim red as their primary color and 10 teams use navy blue, but the Rockies are the only team that wears purple. They should continue to wear it with pride.
So what do you think? Should the Rockies stick with their current design or should they shake it up? Let us know in the comments below — and if you are good with graphic design and want to give a visual look at your idea, use the FanPost feature. We’ll make sure it receives attention.
Whats Your Sign(ature) Colorado Rockies
By Phil Hecken
Back in , I began undertaking a series of entries looking at a team’s “signature” uniform. Loosely defined (and subject to interpretation) a “signature” uniform would be a uniform which one might definitively associate with a team, the one which stood out the most over the years. A signature uniform is not necessarily a team’s best uniform, or one which the team has worn the longest (although either of those could still apply), but rather the one uniform that, when you think of how a team looked at their most distinct, you have their signature uniform. Earlier this year, I resumed the series with the Montreal Expos, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Oakland As, the Kansas City Royals, the Washington Nationals, and the Atlanta Braves.
If you missed the previous entries in the series, you can see them at the following links: Indians, Pirates, Astros, Mets, Rays and Padres.
Today well look at the Colorado Rockies born in and celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year who have been remarkably consistent in their uniform looks over their entire history. In fact, the basic home and away uniforms the team is wearing today are almost identical to those they debuted two and half decades ago. Consistency has been their hallmark and rather than making wholesale adjustments, theyve been content over their history to make mostly tweaks and to add a few alternate looks.
The team chose black and purple for their base colors (with some silver/gray) the black probably because it was trendy at the time, but the purple was a nod to the purple mountains majesty so associated with Denver and the Rockies. Its been noted the team wanted a classic look (which was evident from the get-go) and the pinstripe homes were modeled after the Yankees. Theyd go with elegant dark purple pinstripes and black fonts and outlines (the original font appears to be in the caslon outline family) and the letters were filled in with a silver color. There would be no NOB on the homes (another nod to the Yankees). The teams road jersey would only be worn for one season and it had silver letters outlined in a purple caslon font with solid purple lettering for the NOB and number on back, both of which were outlined in white. A think headspoon in black and two black stripes at the sleeve hems completed the look. Also introduced during the inaugural season was a black alternate jersey, to be worn on home Sundays, but it quickly fell out of favor and was rarely worn. It had the same ROCKIES font and purple color scheme on the numbers and NOB as the road gray. The team retired it following the season. All uniforms would have a solid black cap with an interlocking CR in caslon font, with purple fill surrounding the white outline.
In , the home jerseys would add NOBs, but they were otherwise unchanged. The gray alternate would change somewhat, as the ROCKIES font, which previously had been rendered in silver with a purple outline, was made solid purple with a white outline The thick black hem at the hems of the sleeves was also removed, leaving one thin piping near the end in the same style as the headspoon piping.
The team would stick with the home and road (solely) uniform lineup for the remainder of the s. brought the most major changes (which were not all that major) to the homes, and slightly more ambitious changes to the roads. For , and continuing through today, the team added from uni numbers to the homes, added to the left side of the jersey, beneath ROCKIES. The numbers would be black outlined in white.
The road uniform would see more significant changes. Purple pinstripes were added to the jerseys and pants, and COLORADO replaced ROCKIES on the front. These would be in purple with a white outline. Numbers would be added to the front of the uniform in the same location as the homes (lower left) and would be purple, outline with a thin layer of black and a thicker layer of white. An new alternate cap would also be added, with a black crown and purple brim.
also saw the introduction of the teams first alternate jersey since the black alt in The team added a purple alternate jersey, which would be worn with both the home and road uniforms. It kept the same COLORADO font as the roads, but was white/purple/white (so it appeared thicker than the road script). The jersey would have front numbers in black, outlined in thick white, a pattern repeated on the back with the NOB and rear numbers.
present Purple Alternate
In , and for three seasons, the team introduced an alternate home uniform very similar to their current one, but with ROCKIES removed and the interlocking CR logo from the cap was added to the left chest. The CR was silver outlined with black. Numbers were moved from the lower left to the right rib cage, about midpoint on the jersey.
Following the season, the alternate jersey was replaced by a sleeveless jersey (not a real vest, but for arguments sake I will refer to this style as a vest going forward). It was identical to the home alternate, just with the sleeves removed. It was worn with a black undershirt.
Unfortunately, the new pinstripe vest wouldnt be the only vest the team would add, and what followed really began to define the team and would give them what could be strongly argued was their signature look an alternate black vest was also added in and continues to be worn to this day. They would make an amazing late-season and playoff run all the way to the World Series (falling to the BoSox in 4), and the black vest would be worn for almost the entirety of that run, cementing its place in Rockies history. The vest, designed to be worn at home or on the road, would have the same thick COLORADO font style as the purple alternate, with a silver/purple/white pattern (numbers and NOB would also follow this treatment); the truncated sleeves would have a white/purple/white striping. In (only) the vests would be worn with purple undershirts (not a great look) and only for a part of the season; from onward, theyd be worn full-time with black undershirts (which seemed to defeat the purpose of wearing a vest altogether). The look would certainly be unique to the Rockies.
present Black Vest
The team would make one more major change in , ditching the pinstripes on the road uniform and returning to one that was very similar to the one worn from These would say COLORADO in purple with a white outline (same treatment used for the numbers and NOB) with the thin headspoon piping returning, with a similar treatment for the sleeves.
Finally, the Rockies have made two subtle changes to their uniform sets of recent vintage. In , the team changed the color of their purple making it more red and less blue a noticeable change for the better. Its most evident in the hue of the purple alternates (below the new is on the left, the old is on the right) but it was also changed on the two-tone cap and anywhere purple was used.
Finally, this past season, the Rockies changed their cap logo for the first time, swapping out the purple for a solid white in the CR logo, giving the logo a fatter appearance and probably greater visibility from distance.
Cap Logo change
So there you have it over the course of plus seasons the Rockies have been remarkably consistent in their uniforms, never succumbing to a wholesale reworking and making only semi-major changes to the road uniforms (twice). One could easily argue the home pinstripes ARE the teams signature look (and I wouldnt argue too strongly against that), but its not longevity in a uniform that necessarily makes it a signature look it when you can see a photo of that team and instantly identify them. And in that capacity, one could also argue the black sleeveless jersey, which really gained fame during their incredible run to the World Series and which the team has now worn for than a decade, would qualify as their signature look. No one else wears a black sleeveless jersey and no team wore said vest with black sleeves. Its a look that is definitely unique to the Rockies, and one that could be argued would be their calling card. YMMV.
Old Time Base Ball Photos
Readers will recall I featured Ronnie Bolton (who posts on Twitter as @OTBaseballPhoto and who you should definitely follow) earlier this year with some great football played on baseball field photos and writeups, some MLB Opening Day specials, and more recently with some old baseball stadia (here and here). As his twitter handle implies, Ronnies specialty is old baseball photos.
With my look back at the Colorado Rockies Signature uni(s) today, Rons got some old time photos of various ballparks which have called Denver home.
Enjoy. Heres Ronnie:
Broadway Park, Denver, CO, ca
In this photo, Pearl “Casey” Barnes is up at bat for the Denver Bears of the Western League. The Skyscrapers, or Roughriders as they were sometimes called (what nickname this team went by is really anyones guess), played at a ballpark built in that was simplistic in design. During this period baseball struggled to take hold in Denver due to several factors, one being the citys isolation from other towns and teams and also the lack of competitive leagues in the region, so the interest in the sport was stunted at times and the motivation to build a viable ballpark was lacking. Another problem was any talent the area did produce tended to flock east for bigger paychecks.
After several failed attempts at bringing organized ball to the Denver area during the s and s, George Tebeau, a former ballplayer from the area, worked tirelessly to put together a formidable squad and joined the rugged Western League in But despite the Bears early success on the field and off, the Denver club would eventually fold in and the Rocky Mountain citys erratic affair with baseball would take a temporary backseat once again.
you can see on the right hand side part Broadway Park
Denver, CO, October 5,
In downtown Denver a large crowd of baseball enthusiasts assembled on Champa Street by the Denver Post headquarters to follow the first game of the World Series via a giant animatronic scoreboard. The New York Yankees would defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates
It’s hard to tell which version of the electronic scoreboard is hanging on the front of the building. Due to its popularity, there were several dozen varieties in use, one of the most popular being the Playograph made in Stamford, Connecticut. It was common practice for newspapers to foot the bill and sponsor the viewing of the games on these scoreboards that worked much like a ESPN Game Cast.
The ingenious machine usually relied on two to three operators hidden from the public view. One would get updates of the game from the telegraph and relay them to his co-operator who would then move the baseball on the huge billboard-like scoreboard (usually around nine feet in height) to the delight of the spectators in the front. Uni Watch’s own Paul Lukas probably does a better job describing how it works in great detail.
In time their popularity would start to wane with the emergence of radio stations broadcasting the big games. By the early ’s these scoreboards were nothing but a memory and few if any exist today.
Bears Stadium to Mile High Stadium
Mile High Stadium will always be known as home to the Denver Broncos, but the road from being home to a minor league baseball team (Bears) to being universally recognized as a major football venue is a unique journey.
It all began in when Bears Stadium was built for the citys minor league team (see above photo). However, the city was rapidly growing and the Bears success in the s would entice Bears owner Bob Howsam to dream big, so efforts were made to lure an MLB team to Denver and Howsam made moves that in the end turned out to be ill-advised, including expansion of the ballpark that would put him in great debt.
After it became apparent his gambles backfired and MLB would not be coming to the Mile High City, Howsam began looking for other avenues for much needed revenue and soon enough he would be awarded an American Football League charter franchise. The Broncos would change the fate of Bears Stadium as it would start the full transformation from a minor-league baseball venue to a 75,seat multi-purpose stadium.
Thanks, Ronnie. Hell be back periodically with more wonderful old photos and the backstories that go with them.
By Kris Gross
Baseball News: The Red Sox and Orioles went color on color last night (from Andrew Cosentino). … According to @EthanNovak, the Mariners went teal brim, navy jersey, and white pants for the first time in almost two decades. … Major League Baseball told White Sox first base coach Daryl Boston he can no longer use a whistle during games. … Not sure if we knew this, but Mike Clevinger has Chief Wahoo on his glove (from Brandon Baumgartner). … New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. wore a throwback Rays jersey as he took batting practice with the team last night (from Ignacio). … Now this is cool: Here is an original ticket to Southside Park, home of the White Sox from (from Matt Bond). … Here’s a column on what the Padres can learn from San Diego State’s brand (thanks Phil). … Mets Police thought this ad using Mets fans didn’t look like Mets fans – turns out, they were right (thanks Paul). … The Springfield Cardinals wore pinstripe jerseys last night, and the pinstripes were made of the word “Cardinals” (from Teej). … In case you missed it, here are the alternate jerseys the Reno Aces wore last week (from @OT_Sports). … Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot with these El Paso Chihuahuas jerseys on June 2 (from Fernie B.). … The Fort Myers Miracle will play as the Fort Myers Groupers in July (from Adam Childs). … Nelson Warwick described the uniform matchup between West Virginia and Baylor quite nicely: “rather brutal”. … Ohio State’s softball jerseys split the “E” over the buttons, making it appear to say “Buckleys” (from Billy Juszczyk).
NFL News: Is this our first clue that the Steelers Batman jerseys are on the docket for ? (from Mark R. Hirschfeld). … Did anyone ask for a Raiders logo with a mustache? (from @tonyjuve10). … Also listed in the baseball section: Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. wore a throwback Rays jersey as he took batting practice with the team last night (from Ignacio). … Check out Elvin Bethea’s monster cast and a great uni match up too! (from Pro Football Journal). … Sports ranked the best Bears unis from the last 30 years and the greatest Eagles uniforms in history.
Hockey News: The Canucks could be getting new alternates next season (thanks Phil). … Here’s a NYT article on the spectacle of the Golden Knights’ pregame. … Here is the Regina Pats’ jersey from the Memorial Cup last night (from Nelson Hackewich).
NBA News: Our buddy Conrad Burry has uncovered what looks like a new wordmark for the Nuggets next season. … The Bucks NBA2K team has become the first with a jersey ad (from Nick Haering). … @Calvin_Bruce61 came across this basketball featuring the current Bucks logo, but old uniform.
Soccer News: The new Club America has leaked, and it’s covered in ads (from Marc Price). … Tranmere Rovers FC has a new home kit (from Josh Hinton). … Red Bull Salzburg have unveiled new home and away kits (from @FunkyColdMatina). … This is a sweet goalie helmet from (from @QuakesFan84).
Grab Bag: Also listed in the baseball section: Here’s a column on what the Padres can learn from San Diego State’s brand (thanks Phil). … United States curling star Matt Hamilton used his gold medal as a golf ball marker. Pro move. … Major League Lacrosse team Denver Outlaws will wear five different helmets honoring the branches of the military tonight (from @LaxSportsNetwork). … Also listed in the NBA section: The Bucks NBA2K team has become the first with a jersey ad (from Nick Haering). … Here is a visual history of Captain America’s shields (from @walbergLines).
And finally, a special big Happy Uni Watch Birthday to Jimmer Vilk (whose birthday I seem to forget every year but not this time). Please join me in wishing him a Happy 51st! Cheers, MoVi.
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According to an email exchange, the Colorado Rockies are getting a new uniform next year.
So, I dont know if next year is or if its (UPDATE! weve since got some clarification on this, check out the end of the article for an update!). I dont know if its just one new uniform or an entirely new set of uniforms, and, to be frank, I dont even know if these emails are even authentic. So in short, Im not much help here. But! Im still bringing this to your attention anyway because it certainly might be something.
According to a post on Reddit, Dick Monfort, owner of the Colorado Rockies responded to a fans email, answering their question about new uniforms for the team (among other questions) with You are in luck, not only am I answering but next year we will have a new uniform, so stay tuned to that.
Well thats interesting.
Assuming this exchange is genuine, it could mean any of the above (all new uniforms or just one new alternate uniform) or it could be in reference to Major League Baseballs total shift to the Nike uniform in (in the and seasons, players are simply wearing Majestic uniforms rebranded with Nike swooshes).
The Colorado Rockies have basically worn the same uniforms since their first season now 29 seasons ago. They have always worn white with pinstripes and ROCKIES arched across it at home, the road uniform has been tweaked a few times along the way. Originally, it read ROCKIES across the front from until , the addition of pinstripes and a switch to COLORADO until , and finally the combination uniform (COLORADO with no pinstripes) since .
UPDATE Jan 7/ A Tweet from the Colorado Rockies team shop says the club will not be wearing any new uniforms in So, assuming the email here is on the up and up, new uniforms for the Rockies are coming in
Ranking MLB's City Connect uniforms
Major League Baseball and Nike introduced the City Connect series this season to shake up uniform design across the sport in the most dramatic fashion since the league introduced the Turn Ahead the Clock alternates in the late s.
Nike has been working with each MLB team to craft a uniform that expresses the personality and communities of the team's home city. We've now seen all seven City Connect uniforms -- for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants. This is only a soft launch for City Connect -- by the end of the season every team is expected to have its own iteration.
After taking over as the uniform supplier for the NFL and the NBA, Nike pushed for radical uniform design changes in those leagues, a move that is now making its way into the baseball world. While some MLB traditionalists have scoffed, many of the designs have sold out quickly after their unveiling.
With some of the designs more polarizing than others, here's our breakdown of the uniforms that have dropped to date -- and how we rank them.
1. Chicago White Sox
Debut: June 5 vs. Detroit Tigers
Design inspiration: Chicago's uniform displays "Southside" in gray Gothic font, a nod to the Greystone architectural style of Chicago. The team's dark gray pinstriped pants also provide a unique design touch not often seen in baseball today. The look resembles the Turn Back the Clock uniforms the team wore in tribute to the Chicago American Giants. Nike and the White Sox also say the design was inspired by the team's influence in hip-hop culture.
Fan reception: Of the various City Connect uniforms, the White Sox received the strongest positive reaction from fans, with the jerseys selling out quickly on the day they were made available in the White Sox team store.
Verdict: The White Sox became the first team in the series to experiment with pants that weren't white, and made a statement with the pinstriped look. While the gothic-style font could be divisive and stands out as the most distinctive element of this uniform set, this set's ability to both differentiate itself while staying true to the White Sox makes it stand out from the pack.
2. Miami Marlins
Debut: May 21 vs. New York Mets
Design inspiration: The Marlins went with a bright red pinstriped uniform and a predominantly blue hat with a red bill. The jerseys pay tribute to the Sugar Kings, a Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds that played in Cuba from through Both the uniform patch and the logo on the hat call back to the original Sugar Kings logo. The uniform is not an exact copy of the Sugar Kings jersey, which was white and featured red pinstripes.
Fan reception: A largely positive response on social media greeted the Marlins uniforms, which deviated from the "Miami Vice" theme that Nike could have easily defaulted to after the positive reception for the Miami Heat alternates. Given the history of bold uniforms in Marlins franchise history, the faux throwback to the Sugar Kings falls right in line with the team's closet of jerseys.
Verdict: While the connection to the Sugar Kings isn't explicitly Miami, the city does have a massive Cuban population, and the uniform's colors fit in with the pastel aesthetic that colors the city.
3. Boston Red Sox
Debut: April 17 vs. White Sox
Design inspiration: The Red Sox went with the most radical design among the uniforms released thus far, unveiling the first uniform in team history to feature yellow and blue as the primary colors. On the front of the yellow jersey, there is a blue stenciled font, and the hat is blue. While the team featured blue as a primary color through , the team has primarily sported red since The Boston Marathon and Patriots' Day hold a special place in the culture of Boston, and the team decided to pay homage to the city's unique holiday through its uniforms, highlighted by the marathon bib patch on the left sleeve.
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Fan reception: While many traditionalist fans disliked the departure from the team's classic white and red uniforms, others embraced the design. Although the uniforms received a mixed reception, the Red Sox sold out of the new jerseys and the City Connect merchandise that was released along with them at the Fenway Park team store.
Verdict: We give high marks for boldness and the team's desire to do something outside of the norm. The City Connect series is not meant to appeal to everyone, and by going with something surprising and outside the box while receiving a relatively positive reception, the Red Sox are pushing forward the idea of what a baseball uniform can look like.
4. Arizona Diamondbacks
Debut: June 18 vs. Dodgers
Design inspiration: The Diamondbacks unveiled a gold uniform referencing the Sonoran Desert and the state's Hispanic culture, with "Serpientes" across the front. Not straying too far from the team's existing colors, Arizona decided to flip its primary and secondary colors, making the team's distinctive Sedona Red color an accent through the numbers. The uniform patch on the left sleeve features the Arizona state flag and a reference to Phoenix's nickname as the Valley of the Sun.
Fan reception: The Diamondbacks received a largely positive, but less passionate, reaction, with many on social media feeling that the team's uniform set didn't do much to differentiate itself from the rest of the series. Some fans enjoyed the more reserved approach to the alternates, while others felt bored by the relatively safe design choices.
Verdict: The decision to use gold as a primary uniform color is what makes Arizona's foray stick out. While the Diamondbacks certainly did not go as bold as the Red Sox or the Marlins in changing up their look, the decision to use a color normally not seen on a baseball field as a primary makes it more adventurous than the safe design put forth by the Cubs.
5. San Francisco Giants
Debut: July 9 vs. Washington Nationals
Design inspiration: The most unique design elements from the Giants' uniforms are a nod to the Golden Gate Bridge, silhouetted on the sleeves, and to the San Francisco fog, which dots the team's logo on the jersey's chest, the player uniform numbers and the bridge. A small patch above the jersey tag features the Giants lettering surrounded by fog.
Fan reception: Giants fans reacted overwhelmingly negatively, criticizing everything from the elongated "G" to the fog gradient to the shade of orange, which many thought did not match with the team's existing aesthetic. Even players like pitcher Kevin Gausman expressed a mixed reaction to the jersey, telling reporters, "I think there's so much more that goes into the city than fog."
Verdict: The Giants created a uniform that looks different from most today, experimenting with the fog-and-mist gradient. While the simple orange-and-white look feels slightly underwhelming considering some of the bolder color palettes in the City Connect series, the Giants' uniform seems a bit more timeless compared to the other alternates.
6. Chicago Cubs
Debut: June 12 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Design inspiration: The Cubs uniforms feature a largely navy blue design with light blue accents meant to evoke the Chicago flag, with "Wrigleyville" across the front in a font similar to the ballpark's marquee and each of the city's 77 neighborhoods acknowledged with names on the sleeves of the dugout and bullpen jackets. The jersey's left sleeve features a patch of the Chicago municipal device logo and a circle with a Y, symbolizing the north, south and main branches of the Chicago River.
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Fan reception: The uniforms leaked ahead of their formal reveal and received a largely negative reception from fans, many of whom felt they were boring compared to the rest of the City Connect series, although some appreciated the more toned-down approach.
Verdict: The Cubs took far and away the safest approach to the series so far, which made the new alternates look relatively tame and a tad boring. Overall, the Cubs got outshined by their rivals on the South Side.
7. Los Angeles Dodgers
Debut: Aug. 20 vs. Mets
Design inspiration: The "Los Dodgers" are honoring the 40th anniversary of Fernandomania -- the historic season by pitcher Fernando Valenzuela -- in addition to the team's connection to the Latin community. The team also took inspiration from the murals around Los Angeles, with spray-painted accents on the uniform sleeves.
Fan reception: The Dodgers' City Connect offering leaked early, and they received a largely negative reaction on social media due to the lack of differentiation from the team's current uniforms.
Verdict: Given how many consider the Dodgers' uniforms the most beautiful and timeless in sports, the City Connect alternates fall flat because they did not deviate much from the tried-and-true formula. While every other team took some sort of design leap from their current home and away sets, the Dodgers failed to do so. Even the Cubs, whose uniforms many considered to be too safe, took a bigger risk.
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