On Tuesday, Major League Baseball revealed the designs of hats and jerseys that will be worn on special event days during the 2017 season. While the Red Sox always don a special look for a given holiday, this year there’s a new twist: holiday weekends or surrounding days are celebrated with the special uniforms in addition to the day itself.
The Red Sox are at home playing the Tampa Bay Rays over Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th the team will swap red for a set of pink-infused caps and jerseys.
Proceeds from the sale of the special uniforms will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer.
If the Sox trading red for pink seems a little subtle, swapping all the colors in the Boston hat for powder blue is definitely not. The Red Sox will be on the road facing the Houston Astros, so we’ll only get road grays on May 17th and 18th.
Proceeds will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer.
The Memorial Day look will be worn from Saturday May 27th through Monday May 29th. Over the weekend, the Sox will face the Mariners while wearing their green jerseys and caps with stars and camouflaged brims. Of course, the team hits the road to take on the White Sox in Chicago so we’ll actually get to see home and away jerseys.
Teams will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day.
The Red Sox will be on the road for ID4 and will don a hat and jersey complete with star-infused lettering in both the cap “B” and shirt “Boston.” This uniform will recieve the longest look: July 1-4.
Home Run Derby/All-Star Game
The All-Star Game logo on the side of the cap and sleeve, as well as the star featured in “American” bear the bright Marlins colors. The entire American League will wear this jersey for the Derby, differentiated by a patch on the left sleeve specific to their MLB team.
On Tuesday, participants in the All-Star Game will wear their normal uniform jersey with one alteration: a patch on the left sleeve featuring a black and gold star with a number in the middle representing how many All-Star appearances that player has. If, for example, Chris Sale makes the team, he will have a star with the number six inside it.
The ASG hats are slightly different for each team - the Red Sox have a more muted shade of blue with white lettering. The holes on top of the hat? Why yes, they’re stars.
With the emphasis on making special uniforms last more than one day the All-Star Game is the glaring omission, retiring the Home Run Derby league-specific uniforms after that event. Is it time for players to wear a league jersey in the ASG rather than their team?