No baseball season is complete without the unveiling of the annual holiday and special event jerseys. Every year we’re dazzled (or disgusted) by the style choices made in the name of the holidays.
This year there aren’t any bizarre choices, and everything feels very uniform (no pun intended). As with every season, a portion of proceeds from the sale of this gear goes to support various charities.
Jackie Robinson Day — April 15
Licensed royalties from the sales of these items will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Mother’s Day — May 13
If you have to have a pink hat, you could do worse than this.
Proceeds from game-worn items donated for auction will be donated to breast cancer research.
Memorial Day Weekend — May 26-28
For the hats they went a bit darker than in previous years, opting for a black camo that’s actually pretty slick.
Father’s Day — June 17
Like with Mother’s Day, the focus here is on a pastel heathered look, and the blue accents around the olde English D are actually very nice.
Proceeds from game-worn auctioned items will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Independence Day Weekend — July 2-4
For starters, I love that the “weekend” is Monday to Wednesday this year. Which means the one Canadian team, the Blue Jays, won’t even be wearing their special jerseys on Canada Day, but rather their red alternate jerseys and maple leaf caps. But I digress. The Independence Day jerseys are actually really nice this year, the inlaid star pattern looks great against Tigers away gray.
The hats, which are either blue or very, very red, all sport a patriotic flag design.
And this little detail on the bill (which just says “Canada” for the Blue Jays, because sure.) The stars and stripes design on the band is a really nice touch.
There are also special socks which are optional for players to wear available for all the events, so expect to see those in short-pants wearing pink and blue socks at some point this season.
Which of the above looks do you like best?