The Los Angeles Dodgers officially unveiled their gold series jersey and cap, which will be worn the weekend of April 9-11, when they face the Washington Nationals. The three-game set marks the Dodgers’ first series at Dodger Stadium since winning the World Series.
As defending champions, they were previously reported as being expected to participate in MLB’s gold program. It has become commonplace for the reigning World Series champion to don a gold-trimmed cap and jersey for Opening Day or home opener, and in some cases multiple games.
The New York Yankees were the last team to not wear a hat or jersey with the gold design when they opened the 2010 season as defending champions.
Dodgers gold series jersey and cap will go on sale Friday at 12 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers Clubhouse stores and the team’s official website.
#Dodgers will wear gold-trimmed jersey and cap from April 9-11. Jersey and caps will go on sale at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers Clubhouse stores and https://t.co/j13Tyzl7Nq on Friday at 12 p.m. pic.twitter.com/Im7QAgRo0x
— Matthew Moreno (@MMoreno1015) April 6, 2021
In addition to wearing the gold-trimmed jersey and cap throughout their first home series, the Dodgers have a planned celebration prior to each game.
On Friday the team will receive their World Series rings and raise the championship banner during a pregame ceremony. On Saturday, the Dodgers will hold a Tommy Lasorda tribute before first pitch, and on Sunday they will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fernandomania.
Justin Turner is among the Dodgers looking forward to receiving a championship ring, even if it comes in front of a Dodger Stadium crowd at reduced capacity.
“We finally accomplished what we were trying to accomplish over my last seven years,” Turner recently said. “We fell short a couple times, obviously had some tough endings to some seasons. Seeing the banner go up and getting that ring is going to be a good feeling.
“That’s what every kid dreams of: winning a World Series. We were able to accomplish that last year and obviously the goal is to win a few more.”
Dodgers Clubhouse store locations
Universal Studios City Walk (1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City, CA 91608)
Hollywood and Highland (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028)
The Shops at Montebello (1824 Montebello Town Center, Montebello, CA 90640)
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