The Boston Red Sox were the first team to debut their City Connect threads in April.
In honor of Patriots’ Day, a day we now remember and honor those lost in the tragic Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, the Red Sox completely changed their look to the colors of the Boston Athletic Association.
The uniform features a yellow jersey with powder blue lettering. The font matches that of the finish line in the marathon. The jersey also features a patch on the left sleeve resembling a race bib with Boston’s area code in it, 617.
The look also includes white pants with powder blue piping, yellow shoes, yellow socks and powder blue undershirts. The hat is all powder blue, with the classic Boston “B” powder blue with yellow and white outline.
When I first saw these, the traditionalist in me was very loud and passionate in my opposition. The RED Sox were wearing uniforms without ANY red to be found. But then, I was informed of why these uniforms were chosen, and the whole idea and meaning of the City Connect Series (besides making Nike and MLB more money than I could ever imagine) started to click and make sense for me. The fans and the city of Boston really seemed to like these uniforms and what they meant to and for the city, and that was the point of all of this.
And besides, the White Sox have not worn white socks for years. They’re the real liars here.