The Boston Red Sox unveiled their yellow and sky blue City Connect series uniforms to honor Patriots’ Day and the Boston Marathon, which represent a drastic departure from the team’s iconic standard jerseys.
There will be no red coloration on the special uniforms and the color scheme is meant to represent the Patriots’ Day weekend.
The jerseys feature “Boston” across the chest in a stencil font in blue letters that pay tribute to the finish of the marathon at Boylston Street. The shirts are in bright yellow and on the left sleeve, there is a patch that mimics a marathon bib with the number “617,” the area code for Boston and Fenway Park.
The caps still feature the iconic “B” but are in sky blue.
“We viewed the City Connect collaboration with Nike as an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of a weekend that is uniquely Boston,” Red Sox executive vice president and chief marketing officer Adam Grossman said Tuesday in a press release. “The departure from our traditional style pays homage to that iconic weekend, and recognizes Boston’s boldness, culture and creativity.”
The Red Sox will wear these uniforms April 17 and 18 when they play the Chicago White Sox. To come up with the design, the organization worked with several creative people and firms in the Boston area.
The Red Sox are one of seven teams that will debut their respective City Connect uniforms.
The following teams to unveil their City Connect alternates will be the Miami Marlins (May 21), Chicago White Sox (June 5), Chicago Cubs (June 12), Arizona Diamondbacks (June 18), San Francisco Giants (July 9) and Los Angeles Dodgers (late August).