The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled their City Connect uniform on Thursday, featuring “Los Dodgers” hats and jerseys, a tribute to the team’s connection to its Latino fan base and a tribute to the 40th anniversary of “Fernandomania,” a term coined to describe the exaggeration and passion for the left-handed star, between Fernando Valenzuela.
The Dodgers will debut their uniforms for the first time at home on Friday and Saturday against the New York Mets.
For the first time in team history, the Dodgers will wear blue jerseys and pants together. On the uniforms, the sleeves have spray-painted details, which is intended as a nod to the Los Angeles city street art culture and murals.
“The Dodgers uniform is an iconic part of the franchise’s identity,” Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said in a press release. “While our traditional style has been and will always be worn by the great players in the franchise, the City Connect program provided us with the opportunity to recognize the impact and importance of our multicultural fan base.”
The Dodgers also worked with local artists Jonas Swyer, Fernando Valdez Zamora, Michelle Ruby Guerrero, Hector Arias, Chris Corona and Michelle Villanueva Matugas to create murals in the left and right field bleachers at Dodger Stadium. p>
The Dodgers don’t have an alternate uniform, and Rosen said any change to the current selection represented a big change.
“The City Connect uniforms were familiar by design, as any change to our uniform is significant. The Dodgers uniform has largely remained unchanged since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958,” Rosen said. “We don’t have a third jersey, we don’t wear different jerseys based on days of the week or pitchers preference, so an all-blue uniform with spray paint details and anything but our iconic Los Angeles cap are drastic changes. for us “.