Even the most sporadic of Red Sox fans would notice something slightly off about the team. They’ve traded their usual patriotic colors for a gleaming yellow jersey with periwinkle accents. The new Boston Red Sox yellow uniforms actually have a significance beyond a random fashion statement.
And it’s not the first time for the team to sport these banana jerseys. The yellow, Red Sox jerseys paired with periwinkle blue caps were worn on the field in 2021 as part of the MLB’s “City Connect” program.
The Sox were one of 7 teams to debut in the City Connect program. The goal is to create a uniform that represents and honors each team’s city. While the yellow and blue are not classic Sox colors, no two colors better emulate the Spirit of Boston.
Why is Boston wearing yellow?
The Boston Red Sox are wearing their untraditional yellow and blue uniforms courtesy of Nike and the MLB City Connect program. In its 3rd year, City Connect encourages teams to capture the spirit of their city in a uniform.
The limited-edition uniforms are more akin to the Boston Marathon colors, yellow and blue. The jerseys are an ode to the Boston Marathon as the team noted in a statement last week:
The City Connect uniform adopts colors that honor the spirit of Patriots’ Day weekend, and features ‘Boston’ in a stencil font across the chest paying tribute to the Boylston Street finish line,” the Red Sox said in a statement last week.
The special uniforms will be worn for a few games this week before returning to their regular jerseys.
Where to buy the City Connect uniform?
Jerseys start at $80 and the periwinkle Sox hat with yellow stitching retails for $38. The Jersey also has a 617 patch on the left sleeve as a nod to the Hub.