Dodgers clearly hate City Connect jerseys after latest change
By Adam Weinrib
Want to buy a Los Angeles Dodgers "Los Dodgers" City Connect jersey? Just wait another year or two; they might be significantly on sale.
Nike's popular City Connect program has revitalized plenty of jerseys across the league with radical redesigns, leading to renewed interest. Some teams have found their new jerseys more appealing than their traditional garb; the Marlins' Sugar Kings pinstripes and Astros orbit-themed space duds have joined the regular rotation.
So far, the league's more traditional teams have been by far the least daring, though. The Yankees have yet to be involved in the program, while the Red Sox went with Boston Marathon-themed yellows that are more meaningful than they are exciting.
The Dodgers? Their duds were the least innovative of all. And, now, they've made their third subtle changeto the outfits in as many years, seemingly signaling that even the tiny chances they took were too bold for them.
The all blues debuted in 2021 paired with a script "Los Dodgers" hat. By 2022, that hat was gone.
And now, in 2023, the blue pants have followed the hat out the door.
Dodgers City Connect jersey changes for the third time in three years
Now, we're looking at ... blue jerseys, alternate writing, and white pants with thin blue piping. Way to disrupt the industry, Dodgers.
Something tells us they wish they had a second crack at this -- or the chance to reverse time and halt their participation in the program.
As far as we can tell, the Dodgers are the only MLB team that has secretly messed with the look so heavily (the Rockies are swapping to white pants for day games, but they seem proud of the move).
The hat changing from a jersey-mimicking design to a plain "LA" hat with accents should've been our first clue, but the third shift in three years might seal these jerseys' fate. Add in the sneaky change earlier in the offseason to accommodate uniform ad patches, and it seems the Dodgers are definitely in the mood to mess around.