Ranking Chicago Cubs uniforms: #3 – City Connect look is better than you think
Like everything else in today’s world, Major League Baseball’s decision to introduce City Connect uniforms in 2021 was polarizing, to say the least. Those aforementioned traditionalists saw it as a bastardization of the game – but, like I said, the sales spoke for themselves.
The seven teams – including the Cubs – who donned the new threads last year will carry them forward into 2022, and by the end of 2023, the rest of the league will have them, as well.
"“They’re getting a little more aggressive where they’ve been a little more traditional,” MLB chief revenue officer Noah Garden told ESPN. “They see what’s happened. They see the conversation that’s out there. They see the overwhelming positive support and they see it attracting an audience they want to attract, which is a younger demographic that is more fashion forward, loves the game, but may not be as traditional.”"
At first, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Cubs’ City Connect uniforms – but as the season went on and I spent more and more Fridays at Wrigley, I really came around on them. Navy is a seriously underutilized colorway as far as I’m concerned and I’ve always loved some of the alternate looks on apparel and gear featuring the navy and cream color combination you can get around the ballpark.
Throw in that signature Chicago sky blue color, the familiar arch of the marquee incorporated into the ‘WRIGLEYVILLE’ across the chest, the subtle nods to the city in the details and you have yourselves a quality on-field look.