As part of an annual tradition of sorts, Major League Baseball made modifications to the caps and jerseys that were worn during Spring Training. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, it meant the addition of a new alternate cap, featuring the ‘D’ script.
MLB is continuing with having clubs wear specially designed uniforms on designated holidays, such as, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July and the 2016 Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.
Whereas teams typically wore pink wristbands, pink laces on their cleats and other accessories with pink accents, the league is expanding their means to honor the special day.
The Dodgers once again are on the road for Mother’s Day, which falls on May 8 this year. As such, they will don the following grey and pink uniform when they face the Toronto Blue Jays:
The money collected via the licensed royalties for Mother’s Day uniforms will be sent to the Susan B. Komen foundation, which fights towards a cure for breast cancer. Following the Mother’s Day recognition is the Memorial Day theme.
MLB and New Era formed a partnership that’s now in its eighth consecutive year. This year a woodland camouflage design is incorporated in the caps and jerseys. Since the Blue Jays are native to Canada, their jerseys will incorporate a Canadian Forces CADPAT design.
The league-wide observance of the holiday will involve a National Moment of Remembrance at each ballpark for those who lost their lives fighting for their country. The proceeds will go towards the Welcome Back Veterans foundation.
The next featured uniform-cap combo will come on Father’s Day, which lands on June 19. Light blue is added to each team’s uniform.
The earnings from Father’s Day sales will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Along with the individual foundations for the recognition of their parents, some proceeds from the holidays will go towards Stand Up to Cancer, a recognizable foundation that has used professional sports as a platform.
For the ninth consecutive season, Major League teams will dawn a red, white, and blue baseball cap on Fourth of July. Along with the cap, the jerseys will dawn a similar stars and stripe feature, which was incorporate during the 2015 season.
The proceeds from this holiday will also go toward the Welcome Back Veterans foundation, while Canadian proceeds will be sent to the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services’ “Support Our Troops Fund.”
As for the MLB All-Star Game, which takes place at Petco Park this season, MLB is paying homage to the old-school Padres’ uniforms from the 1970’s. In a partnership between MLB and New Era, caps worn during the Home Run Derby will feature a gold outline around the logos, along with gold stars on the front of the cap.
As a part of the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, each cap will display a pair of gold stars on the batter logo, a tradition which began at the 2011 All-Star Game.
For the second consecutive season, the player’s signatures will also be placed on the front of the jerseys on the lower right hand side, with stars surrounding the signature detailing how many All-Star appearances they have made in their career.
The actual All-Star Game jerseys will feature a standard appearance, with a splash of gold stars incorporated into the actual caps.
All of the special event jerseys will be manufactured by Majestic and their new Flex Base uniform system, a design that was influenced by Major League players. The jerseys feature a new lightweight twill technology, with mesh panels on the side of the jersey.