May 11, 2021

Dodgers: Early Reactions to New Nike Uniforms in Baseball (Dodgers Nation)

Exhibition or not, baseball games are being played again as we march toward the start of the regular season. Amid a bevy of changes coming this upcoming season — including the new 3 batter minimum rule for pitchers, and the active roster expanding to 26 — MLB made waves late in 2019 when it announced that uniform rights were sold to Nike for the foreseeable future.

And now we’ve had some time to see those changes implemented, none more than the new Nike Swoosh unis.

At first, the change was met with heavy criticism by fans as the classic, logo-free garb was going to be sullied with a swoosh on the chest. Additionally, the fear was “what’s next? Applebee’s logos on the sleeve?”

This was touched upon by’s post-game live stream host Doug McKain in this video.

Indeed that video feels like it’s from a different time as we hear the names Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon still linked to the Dodgers, but the message is clear: please stop at the swoosh on our beloved…

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