Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dodgers Add Alternate Road Jerseys

"Greetings from Endor!"

"I just donated blood...all of it."

"Who misses Casey Blake?"

From a Dodgers press release:

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have an alternate road jersey in 2014, as the team will utilize one of the most identifiable team names in sports today, “Dodgers,” as well as their home city, “Los Angeles,” on the two jerseys.

When the Dodgers came to Los Angeles in 1958, the road jersey featured the name Dodgers. The next year, the team’s road jersey featured Los Angeles and continued that way through 1969. The team name, Dodgers, returned to the jersey in 1970 through 1998 and the city name, Los Angeles, returned in 1999 to the present. The last time the Dodgers wore alternate jerseys was in 2011, when they wore the powder blue Brooklyn jerseys for six home dates.

“Because we are equally proud of our iconic brand name and the city we represent and with the number of Dodger fans across the country, we felt it important to have two sets of road jerseys to feature both the team name, as well as Los Angeles,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers’ Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer. “This will begin when we start play in spring training and we plan to wear the `Dodgers’ jersey when we open the regular season in Australia on March 22.”

The Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers report to Glendale, AZ, for Spring Training on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the first full-squad workout is set for Friday, Feb. 14.


Fred's Brim said...

Because I grew up with them, I prefer the "Dodgers" on the away jerseys. Fox can go to hell

I also prefer green on the underside of the hat brim. Not sure why they went away from that. Maybe black absorbs more light, like eye black

Hideo Nomo said...

Looks more like Yavin.

Orel said...

But Endor is the more recognizable name.

Orel said...

Although that was my first thought too.