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Red Sox Wear Yellow, Nike Launches New MLB City Connect Uniform Series for 2021

April 6, 2021 - 14:00 PM

For those who wondered when Nike would start to make its mark on Major League Baseball, wonder no more. After previously introducing “ColorRush” and “City” uniforms to the NFL and NBA respectively, this morning Nike has dropped its new “City Connect” series on the baseball world. Just one team will

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I should not be surprised but this is the first I've heard of this.

 

Blech.  The Red Sox in yellow and blue. The NBA's been doing this for a few years. It's bad. And so is this. But it's somehow just a bit worse in baseball, which is more tradition-oriented.

 

This isn't going to be pretty...

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Oh dear ... 

Personally, I’d like it as a fashion jersey. I’m not sure how I feel about the Red Sox wearing it, though.

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Not surprised that this eventually made its way to MLB, but I hate it. I hate it so much.

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Thought it was parody at first. Where is the yellow coming from...?

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Just now, Froob said:

Thought it was parody at first. Where is the yellow coming from...?

 

Nike marketing surveys.

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Yellow and blue are the city and state colors. Lighter blue like this on the Boston flag. More of a royal is what the Marathon has always used. That said, the flags have never been a piece of the local culture the way they are in day Chicago or Portland or DC. If anything the Red Sox normal regular brand is a way bigger representation of the city.

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3 minutes ago, Froob said:

Thought it was parody at first. Where is the yellow coming from...?

 

Light blue and yellow are the official city colors. Doesn't make it any less :censored:ing stupid though. An organization dumb enough to trade its best player in 60 years naturally is dumb enough to do this.

 

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8 minutes ago, MJD7 said:

Oh dear ... 

Personally, I’d like it as a fashion jersey. I’m not sure how I feel about the Red Sox wearing it, though.

 

Are they gonna do City jerseys in the MLB now?

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YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

Nike throwing their dirty city jersey ideas on MLB. A yellow and blue Red Sox jersey that says nothing about the teams legacy other than the city's name is sure to get the kids' money. 

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We all have grown a little tired of the NBA trotting these out each season but clearly the MLB and NHL (with reverse retro) have been watching and seeing some serious opportunities to cash in. If the NFL does axe the one-helmet rule soon, you'll know exactly why

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See what I tried to tell y'all? I tried to warn folks...I been saying it for years

 

People who keep talking about they want Nike to take over...this is what happens. And if MLB, the stiffest most traditional of the big leagues allows it, what hope is there for any other league?

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