Last season the Los Angeles Dodgers introduced an alternate road jersey to first be worn during the Opening Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia.
Whereas some alternate jerseys greatly differ from its predecessors, the organization reverted to its roots by placing a road jersey with “Dodgers” donned across the front back into circulation. It was what the team wore for one season after moving to Los Angeles in 1958 and again from 1970-1998.
The club’s “Los Angeles” road jersey has been worn from 1959-1969 and 1999 to the present. There was no explanation given last season when the Dodgers opted for their alternate jersey when on the road, though as the year wore on, it’s seemingly what they favored.
Through the early stages of the 2015 season, the Dodgers have been more partial to their “Los Angeles” jerseys, albeit in a small sample size. Heading into Friday’s game at Petco Park, the Dodgers had worn their alternate jersey just once — in their Thursday afternoon loss to the San Francisco Giants.
The team stuck with the “Dodgers” grey jersey Friday night, though Juan Uribe apparently wasn’t advised. As Alanna Rizzo of Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet LA explained during an in-game segment, Uribe wore the “Los Angeles” jersey for the first inning, which was pointed out to Rizzo by Kenley Jansen.
Uribe eventually went to the clubhouse to get it all sorted out just before extending his hitting streak to seven games with an RBI single in the second inning.