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Why don’t the Astros and the Braves wear the World Series crest on their jerseys?

Supply chain issues meant there weren’t enough patches available for retail jerseys

Photo by Matt Young

Houston Astros wide receiver Jason Castro, with the World Series crest on his cap, watches batting practice ahead of World Series Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

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Unlike in previous years, neither the Astros nor the Braves shirts have World Series badges this season.

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According to Paul Lukas at Uni-Watch.com, a supply chain issue prevented Major League Baseball from get enough patches for jerseys sold in stores, the MLB therefore chose to remove the patches altogether.

The global supply chain has been hit by a variety of issues, from plant closures due to COVID-19 to backups at ports and warehouses and a shortage of truck drivers.

Here's a look at the World Series patch the Astros and Dodgers wore in 2017.

Here’s a look at the World Series patch the Astros and Dodgers wore in 2017.

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The teams do have the World Series patch on their hats, however. Fans can purchase these same hats with the patches.