Ranking MLB City Connect Uniforms in 2022 | Where do the new Rockies uniforms rank among the best, worst in the league?
MLB unveiled its fourth City Connect uniform of 2022 when the Colorado Rockies unveiled their mountain-themed jerseys and hats Friday morning.
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In addition to the Rockies’ sons, the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals also wore their new City Connect jerseys earlier this season. The Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres will reveal theirs before the end of the season.
Fans can purchase City Connect gear for the Nationals, Astros and Royals on Fanatics and purchase Rockies gear on MLBShop.com.
In honor of the Rockies’ new replacements, here’s a ranking of the City Connect 2022 uniforms so far:
4. Colorado Rockies
Yeah, they’re not great.
Seemingly a nod to Colorado’s “iconic” license plates, these jerseys are fun to look at for a few seconds, but quickly become a mess. The mixtures of purples, greens and reds are confusing. Multi-colored team programs can be good, but if Colorado were to base themselves on a state icon, why not use their sweet flag? That’s what the New Jersey Devils did when they were based in Colorado, and those jerseys were some of the best in the league.
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3. Kansas City Royals
If you told me that the Royals’ City Connect logo was a new Sporting KC brand, I wouldn’t be at all surprised.
They have a football look. They definitely scream “middle of the pack”, especially for a funky series like City Connect. Be a little creative. It’s particularly disappointing given the Royals’ history of having the best alternative shirts. Seriously, Kansas City, I know you still have that jersey, but bring it back with the powder blue beanies too.
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2. Houston Astros
These uniforms were almost #4 on this list.
I don’t like the “Space City” look because I thought the Astros, who have one of the coolest jersey histories in the league, could have done a lot better. But these hats — these beautiful orbital hats — kick it all the way to #2. Pair this hat with a modern twist on these jerseys and you’ve got something special.
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1. Washington Nationals
It’s exactly what I’m looking for in a City Connect jersey.
I need something that’s the perfect mix of wacky, yet satisfying to watch. And every time I watch a Nationals game and they’re wearing this, I can’t stop looking at them. The gray background, cherry blossoms, and National-Mall-esque font are so DC The Nationals crushed it here.
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