A week after the start of the 2021 regular season, Nike revealed its intention to see seven teams wear a City Connect uniform this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were part of an inaugural squad that also included the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants.
Of the seven clubs, the Dodgers were the last to wear the uniform in August in a series against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium.
The all-blue uniform combo drew mixed opinions, with fans especially disappointed with the script on the jersey that read “Los Dodgers”. Overall, the City Connect series received mixed reactions.
Despite some of the unpopularity, MLB plans to introduce City Connect uniforms to all 30 teams by the end of the 2023 season, via ESPN’s Joon Lee:
Nike’s replacements, according to league officials, aren’t just here to stay – there will be 23 more by the end of 2023 – they’re helping set the stage for even more radical designs in the future. .
MLB teams have long been reluctant to move away from a traditional uniform look, but with the sport trying to woo a younger demographic, they are ready to explore more daring designs.
In addition to its blue top, the Dodgers City Connect jersey featured black spray-painted accents on the sleeves, which represent the city’s street art culture and murals.
The LA look was completed with blue pants and a blue cap that also features “Los Dodgers” on the top instead of the traditional logo.
Murals accompanied by the Dodgers City Connect jersey
In addition to showing off a new look, the Dodgers also asked local artists to paint two murals at Dodger Stadium, which have become popular spots for fans to take photos. Justin Turner and Julio Urias were among those featured in the paintings.
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