The Mariners are changing their color scheme next season with new alternate home jerseys. Look familiar?
The Mariners are going retro. Well, sort of.
The club Friday revealed cream, royal blue and gold alternate home uniforms for next season’s Sunday home games. The uniforms feature the same modern Mariners compass rose and “S” logos, except with the team’s original color scheme from their inaugural 1977 season. The cream pants and jerseys are new.
The new alternates don’t have names on the back of the jerseys. Instead, they feature oversized blue block-font numbers with gold trim. The hats, embroidered with a gold “S” logo, are royal blue. The stirrups are blue and have four gold horizontal lines circling near the top of the shin.
“The royal blue and gold colors of our franchise’s inaugural uniforms are blended with the lettering and logo of our current identity in a unique design that pays homage to our club’s history,” said Kevin Martinez, the team’s vice president of marketing, in a release. “This new alternate uniform is perfect for sunny Sunday afternoons at Safeco Field.”
The club unveiled the uniforms Friday at Safeco Field at a fashion show. James Paxton, Charlie Furbush, Nelson Cruz and Taijuan Walker were the models.
The Mariners will still wear their “Northwest Green” jerseys for Friday home games. They wear their regular home whites every other day of the week, with the option of wearing the dark blue alternates.
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