City Connect wants to connect to the new generation.
For a long time, baseball has insisted on its bragging, traditionalist approach, and doing some cool things with Nike in 2022 and the next few years: all 30 major league baseball teams have become very disgusting and are called “City Connection” lines, they should capture the essence and reputation of the city represented by the team.
Seven team uniforms have been unveiled in 2022. This is what we have this season: the Red Sox, Marlins, White Sox, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants and Dodgers have all received new replacements Exterior.
Really, this is a welcome sight for MLB and its partnership with Nike: For MLB, one of the easiest ways to attract attention, sell merchandise, and promote the game to a new generation is through its Fashion choices to push the limits. So far, this has been a victory for the team and their new jerseys throughout the season.
The uniforms released are refreshing in some aspects, but familiar in others. The Red Sox took the lead, replacing their iconic red and white with a Boston Marathon-style look, and Nike has never looked back since. kind of.
Therefore, in the seven released uniforms, their rankings are as follows:
Nike City Connect jersey
Regarding the uniforms of the Giants, there are some very… bizarre things.
Although they earn points for trying very new and completely different things, they are also far from the San Francisco Giants. The orange on the uniform looks more like Gatorade’s orange, but should actually reflect the color of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The gradient font that should be reminiscent of the Bay Area fog is a neat addition, but it would be better if it didn’t fade to white on the jersey itself.
There is also a “G” on the chest, which is a strange font, which means…something.
Best uniform features: Props with gradient fonts represent fog in the Bay Area.
Worst uniform features: The Golden Gate Bridge on the hat is simply overkill.
6. Little Bear
Cubbies may not own all Chicago-even the best City Connect uniform in Windy City this year-but it looks good enough.
Although the soft blue is okay, it is cool to see “Wrigley Town” with the same font as the famous Wrigley Stadium marquee on the front of the uniform. The hat is also great.
However, the place where the Cubs lost points is the real lack of inspiration in the design. Although the uniform campaign tried to make “Wrigleyville” appear to be the center point of all 77 neighborhoods (or other places) in Chicago, the reasoning was really weak. There is no “connection” here. Just brand the baseball field.
Best uniform features: The hat featuring the Chicago six-pointer immediately became a leader in baseball.
Worst uniform features: Blue is a bit dull and lifeless, especially when compared to the other uniforms on this list. Maybe they should really pursue it with ivy green.
Like the Cubs, the Dodgers jersey feels like a half size. They are very simple.
From top to bottom, the Dodgers will wear all blue, this is the first time in team history to wear all blue. They also celebrated the team’s Latino community with “Los Dodgers” up front, which…we are not sure how adding “Los” to something makes it a celebration, but we will continue to do so.
There are also spray-paint-inspired sleeves on the jersey, which is a tribute to the spray-painted murals of Los Angeles throughout the city, as well as the “Los Dodgers” script hat font.
All in all, they are just kind of OK. They are not very risky, but they look good.
Best uniform features: All blue is a stylish and colorful appearance. We will see its performance in the game.
Worst uniform features: The hats are too busy, but they need other things to help distinguish them from normal hats.
4. Red Sox
Inspired by the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the Red Sox replaced their iconic white and red with yellow and blue, which are the symbolic colors of the city. This idea is definitely available out of the box. Although the socks (or socks) are not red, they are attractive enough.
The Red Sox boldly used colors that did not match their uniform trays but were meaningful to the City of Boston, and they wore them on this year’s Patriots’ Day. The font on the chest reflects the template of Boylston Street at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
It’s always better to boldly adopt a unified design, and these, although shaky on the edge of “not it”, are definitely a popular look for the Red Sox.
Best uniform features: Red Sox fans may not be familiar with the bold new colors, but Boston residents are familiar with them.
Worst uniform features: But really, is there no red at all? Feeling a little nostalgic.
D-backs are ranked third here, but they may also be tied for first.
Although some of the other uniforms here are over-designed, the Diamondbacks chose the simplicity of these uniforms. They are very, very beautiful.
The colors of the uniforms are designed to reflect the sands of the Sonoran Desert, while the words “Serpientes” on the front pay homage to the Spanish culture in Arizona.
There is also a very beautiful “V” patch, which symbolizes Phoenix’s nickname, “Valley of the Sun”.
These are simple, but sometimes simple is sexy, these are.
Best uniform features: The previous script “Serpientes” is a good tribute to the city. It is good to embrace Hispanic culture in a region (and sports) that features it.
Worst uniform features: The trousers are usually white and look a little plain when paired with a top.
2. White Sox
Really, the White Sox City uniform can be tied for first place with D-backs, but the “Southside” outfit is a bit unsuitable. But, all in all, they are one of the best redesigns to date.
Thankfully, Nike did not unnecessarily confuse Sox’s classic black, white, and silver color schemes, pairing that tray with the Gothic script in the “Southside” logo on their chest. All in all, these uniforms are real to the team, but still provide a very fresh look and a good spin of some of the best uniforms in baseball.
Where they lose points: They may be able to do it without pinstripes. They don’t fit well and hurt the eyes a bit.
Those hats that simply read “Chi” do not shy away from the attitude and reputation of the town. This is how you embrace the spirit of a small town with personality. Take notes, bears.
Best uniform features: The “textured” uniform that represents the architectural style of the city is just… *The chef’s kiss. *
Worst uniform features: Maybe they can have no pinstripes?
In recent years, it has been disappointing for the Marlins to choose more black in their uniforms than the actual Miami pallet colors, but their city uniforms have not. Coupled with the Marlins waking up to pay tribute to the history of the former minor league team Havana Sugar Kings, and you have a perfect blend of recipes.
The Marlins chose bright red (“traditional” red) to pay tribute to the Sugar King, and there is also an epaulette reflecting the patch of the disbanded team.
Nevertheless, intertwined with the actual design of the uniform is the long history of Havana Football Club that tried to break into the Grand Slam. This is how you make a backup uniform: a new design with practical meaning. Good job, Marlins.
Best uniform features: “Miami Marlins” patch, similar to the Sugar Kings logo.
Worst uniform features: They only wear it occasionally.