Dodgers City Connect Schedule: Here's everything to know about version 2.0's debut

The Dodgers' new City Connect jerseys are finally set to make their debut.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first and so far only team to be getting a second version of their Nike City Connect jerseys, after the first (which debuted in 2021) was much-maligned for its unoriginality. The version 1.0's jerseys were basically just inverted versions of LA's typical home unis, with 'Los Dodgers' across the chest as a nod to the city's Hispanic roots and passionate fanbase.

The uniform do-over probably has something to do with the kind of offseason the Dodgers had; it doesn't feel like too much of a stretch to say that any team that secured Shohei Ohtani for a decade would've gotten another another shot at a new home uni.

The 2024 version appeared to be leaked in mid-May by the same Twitter user who leaked the Mets' and Tigers' caps and socks earlier this year. The Dodgers officially debuted their uniforms, confirming that the ones that went viral in May were indeed real, on Monday.

The team is on the road in Colorado until Thursday, but are set to debut the uniforms on-field on Saturday, during a two-game series against the Angels at home.

Here's what you need to know about Dodgers' new City Connect jerseys

The Dodgers posted a helpful infographic at all of the subtle nods to the team's history present on the new jerseys. Perhaps the most interesting among them is the new logo, which is also featured on the cap, which uses the Dodgers' 'D' from spring training to surround their typical interlocking 'LA' logo.

The colored specks on the jerseys, which were quickly likened to a funfetti birthday cake after the leak, are meant to be "a galaxy of stars" that also mimic the color palette seen on the decks of Dodger Stadium. Numbers on the back of the jersey have also been reworked into a new font meant to harken back to ones popular when the Dodgers moved to LA in 1958.

City Connects have been relatively controversial ever since they started to roll out in 2021, but at least this new jersey is more inventive than the previous version. A host of new items with the City Connect 2.0 theme are available now ahead of the on-field debut on Saturday.

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