Nike and Cubs Unveil City Connect MLB Alternate Jerseys in Tribute to Chicago
The uniforms are mostly navy blue, with light blue accents to evoke the flag of Chicago. They also feature “Wrigleyville” on the front in a font similar to the baseball stadium marquee. The 77 wards of the city are recognized with their names on the sleeves of canoe and paddock jackets.
“We recognize the impact we have not just on the neighborhood around us, but on all of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods,” Cubs vice president of marketing Lauren Fritts said in a statement. hurry. “Cubs fans don’t just reside on the North Side.”
The left sleeve of the jersey features a patch of the Chicago Municipal Device – a circle with a Y inside, symbolizing the North, South, and Main Branches of the Chicago River, which converge at Wolf Point. The symbol is subtly presented on the buildings of the city. The four six-pointed red stars represent the flag of Chicago.
The star is also present with the iconic Cubs “C” on the cap. The line “Respect Our Neighborhood” is sewn above the size label of the shirt.
The Cubs will also spotlight nine local organizations and youth programs: the Young Chicago Authors, Test Positive Aware Network, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Healthy Hot Free Meals, SkyART, Inter-American Magnet School, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, New Life Centers of Chicagoland and UCAN Chicago.
The shirts were leaked online on Friday and received a lukewarm response from fans on social media. MLB and Nike will unveil three more City Connect uniforms this season, with the Arizona Diamondbacks scheduled for release June 18, the San Francisco Giants scheduled for July 9, and the Los Angeles Dodgers scheduled for August.
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