The rumors are true, and many fans who were hoping to incorporate more historic Padres colors into the current uniform rotations are getting their wish. Tuesday on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71- the Padres announced new Sunday camouflage jerseys honoring the US Navy.
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As reported by Bill Center, the new “blueberries design” will be a computer-developed mixture of deck gray, haze gray, black and Navy blue. They will be worn on home Sundays all but twice for the season. The previous “Marine” camouflage jerseys will return in 2017 and be alternated annual with these new Navy ones. New manager Andy Green, pitcher James Shields and outfielder/1B Wil Myers were on hand to model the new uniforms. They will be worn with new grey digital pants and the traditional blue hat with white script.
The Padres weren’t done yet though.
According to their Facebook page, they will also have at least two other jerseys to trot out throughout the season.
The Padres also unveiled new home jersey’s honoring the upcoming All Star Game at Petco Park in July. These ones will feature the previously leaked yellow and white hat logo’s. It features yellow outlining “SD” on the uniform and throughout the jersey. The Padres promo video claims it will be the first full season All Star Commerative jersey in MLB history.
Last and certainly not least will be Friday night home jerseys featuring the colors of Padres past: Brown and yellow. While not replicas, the jersey’s do feature solid brown jerseys with Padres in yellow script across the front. The hats have a yellow background with brown “SD” script. These are bound to be popular with the fan base that has been asking to “bring back the brown” for awhile now.
Did the Padres get this one right. What do you think of the new uniform changes?