On Tuesday, the San Diego Padres unveiled their uniforms for the 2017 season. While the team preserved some of fans’ favorites, they introduced a new look as well.
While the San Diego Padres may still be in rebuilding mode, there is a general consensus around baseball that they have some of the nicest uniforms. Unlike the majority of major league clubs, San Diego has various different looks at home based on what night of the week it is. This adds intrigue for some fans who are interested in the way the team looks.
On Tuesday, the organization released what the team will wear for 2017. While many of the uniforms are the same, they introduced one additional home jersey as well as an additional road jersey containing minor adjustments.
The most major change was the removal of yellow from the home uniforms. This is a bit of a new look, as it simplifies the jersey. Many don’t like a uniform with just two colors, blue and white. But others feel that it appears sharper and bolder this way.
Of course, the new uniforms will only be worn on days not designated for a special look. On Wednesday night home games, the team will rock throwback jerseys. On Fridays, the team will go with the brown look, as shown on Edwin Jackson in the picture below.
On Sundays at Petco Park, the team will once again honor the military with their Marine and Navy camo uniforms, as shown on Alexi Amarista in the picture below.
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The change marks yet another addition to San Diego’s wardrobe. As a result, the Padres now have six separate uniforms they will sport throughout 2017. At home, they have four, the regular, and the three special ones. On the road, they have two, the regular and the alternate. The regular is gray, and has the words “San Diego” printed across the chest with an “SD” logo on the left sleeve. The road alternate is not different, as it is the same blue jersey with the white “SD” on the left side.
The regular home jersey is new, containing the word “Padres” across the chest, and another “SD” logo on the left sleeve. The main difference is the lettering, as well as the removal of the yellow.
The uniforms will go into effect only during the regular season, giving the fans another reason to look forward to April 6th.