Dodgers Jersey Patch Details For Seoul Series

After playing two exhibition games, the Los Angeles Dodgers open the regular season on Wednesday by facing the San Diego Padres in the Seoul Series at Gocheok Sky Dome.

The Dodgers and Padres will be wearing a special Seoul Series patch on the right sleeve of their respective jerseys and caps to commemorate the historic matchup as part of the MLB World Tour 2024.

Furthermore, the Dodgers’ uniform includes a Guggenheim patch on the left sleeve of their jersey and cap that previously were added for Spring Training games. Guggenheim Baseball Management has owned the Dodgers since March 2012 but this is the first season they are featured on L.A.’s uniform.

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The Padres also have advertising on their uniform for the Seoul Series, but not the usual Motorola patches that were introduced during the 2022 season.

Bobby Miller, Seoul Series
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Instead, the Padres are wearing a jersey ad on the left sleeve for the Korean video streaming service Coupang Play. The left side of the team’s hat has a separate ad for Korean bank Woori Financial Group.

It isn’t clear why the Dodgers were able to use the same American advertisements on their jersey whereas the Padres went a different route. In previous international series, both MLB teams’ uniforms typically had the same advertisers.

Shohei Ohtani, Seoul Series
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New Dodgers batting helmet inspired by Team Japan

In addition to the new Nike Vapor Premier jerseys that all 30 MLB teams are going to be wearing this season, the Dodgers have made several changes to their batting helmet.

For nearly 60 years, the Dodgers’ interlocking “LA” logo on their batting helmet was wider than the one on their cap. That is no longer the case as both logos now match each other.

Another subtle change is the white “LA” logo on the Dodgers’ batting helmet gives off the appearance of having a blue border around it. However, the outline is actually a layer that the logo sits upon.

Dodgers design director Ross Yoshida revealed that the new version of the logo is an embroidered patch inspired by the Samurai Japan helmets from the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

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