Major League Baseball and Nike have partnered together this season to bring new designs to jerseys that help to celebrate the game as well as the tie of home cities that house their respective teams. The newest and latest edition of the City Connect Jerseys belong to the Dodgers or should I say Los Dodgers.
The new Dodgers jersey marks the seventh and final of MLB and Nike’s City Connect jerseys. The other six belong to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston RedSox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, and the San Francisco Giants.
The organization revealed via Twitter this morning the design for their City Connect Jerseys which has also been released on Nike’s website and select retail locations.
For over six decades, Angelenos have been united by a team, a dream and a color. Whether you refer to that color as blue or azul, we all share a connection and an allegiance to a team that inspires our art and story. We are Los Angeles, somos Los Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/Iba5mt12rE
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2021
The full blue jersey features “Los Dodgers” on the chest as well as the hat with a spray paint design on the sleeve, an homage to the mural culture in Los Angeles. The jersey was dropped just before Hispanic Heritage Month and was designed to honor and united the large Hispanic presence in the city as well as the fanbase and team in past years.
While Nike did a fine job, they may have missed the mark just a little. They missed the opportunity to have “Los Doyers” across the chest and pay even more respect to the Hispanic culture in LA, rather than “Los Dodgers.” But hey, we’ll get what we can take. The Boys in Blue will get to look fresh rocking some new unis!