First look at the 2011 uniforms–HERE!

As you may have heard, the Nationals are hosting a fashion show at the Ballpark–set to begin in just a few minutes–to unveil the team’s new uniforms. The latest threads sport a fresh new look, one that continues to incorporate the Curly “W” – the team’s most identifiable mark.

Six players will model the new uniforms on the runway – RHP Tyler Clippard, SS Ian Desmond, LHP John Lannan, RHP Drew Storen, 3B Ryan Zimmerman and RHP Jordan Zimmerman. While we don’t anticipate them going so far as to channel their inner Zoolander, we certainly expect them to look sharp.

The new uniforms represent the team’s youthful energy, which in turn coincides with a roster full of the best young talent, exciting superstars and a highly-touted farm system positioned to deliver success for seasons to come.

Check back later tonight for photos from the fashion show, as well as the players’ reaction to their new game day attire. And if you just can’t wait for the 2011 season to get started, come on down to the Nationals Park Team Store on Thursday morning to purchase your very own hat and jersey. Select players will be on-hand to sign autographs and meet fans from 11:30 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Scroll down for your first look at the new uniforms. You will find there is plenty of excitement in store for 2011 as we continue to take our on-field performance to the next level. It starts with our new uniforms and will extend to everything that represents the Nationals brand, on and off the field.

 

Changes to the Logo:

·         The primary mark of the Washington Nationals organization has changed:


NationalsNewPrimary.jpg 

Changes to the Road Uniform: RoadCutoutwith number.jpg

For road games

·         Color: Gray

·         Jersey Sleeve (left):

o   New primary logo was added

o   Piping was moved to the end of the sleeve

·         Jersey Back:

o   Gold trim has been removed from the numbers

o   MLB silhouetted batter colors have changed to red, white and blue

 

Changes to the Patriotic/Blue Alternate Uniforms:

For special occasions, including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and September 11 Blue.jpg

·         Color: Darker blue

·         Jersey Front:

o   Stars and stripes Curly “W” replaced the DC logo on left chest

·         Jersey Sleeve (left):

o   New primary logo was added

o   Piping was moved to the end of the sleeve

·         Jersey Back:

o   Gold trim has been removed from the numbers

o   MLB silhouetted batter colors have changed to red, white and blue

 

Changes to the Red Alternate Uniforms:

For Saturday and Sunday home games as well as occasional road gRed.jpgames

·         Color: Red

·         Jersey Front:

o   Blue piping was added to the white piping

·         Jersey Sleeve (left):

o   New primary logo was added

o   Blue piping was added to the white piping and moved to the end of the sleeve

·         Jersey Back:

o   Gold trim has been removed from the numbers

o    MLB silhouetted batter colors have changed to red, white and blue

 

Changes to the Home Uniforms:

For home weekday gamesWhite.jpg

·         Color: Brighter white

·         Jersey Front:

o   Red Curly “W” with blue outline was added to the left chest

o   Red numbers with blue outline were added to the right chest

o   Blue and red piping was added to the placket and collar

·         Jersey Sleeve (left):

o   New primary logo was added

o   Piping was moved to the end of the sleeve (2 stripes instead of 3)

·         Jersey Back:

o   Name and numbers are red with blue outline

o   Gold trim has been removed from the numbers

o   MLB silhouetted batter colors have changed to red, white and blue

·         Pants: Red and blue piping was added (2 stripes instead of 3)

 

Hat Changes:

·         Road and Patriotic/Blue Alternate Uniforms:

o   Changed to darker blue with a red bill for the road


Cap.jpg·        
Red Alternate and Home Uniforms:

o   MLB silhouetted batter colors have changed to red, white and blue

 

1 Comment

Frankly, I think the changes, in the uniforms, is a way to increase revenue — by having the fans to have to buy the new uniforms, to be up-to-date.

To me, the old uniforms were the best-looking, in baseball. I have not talked to a single fan who likes the new uniforms better than the old ones.

I also noticed that the gold threads have been removed. To me, that was one of the main things, which made the old uniforms look great. I am sure it is cheaper not to have gold thread than to have gold thread. So, this deepens my belief that changing the uniforms was about increasing revenue.

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