This morning, MLB unveiled the 2021 All-Star Game uniforms:
Introducing the 2021 All-Star Game jerseys! pic.twitter.com/BAdYtOluwe— All-Star Game (@AllStarGame) June 24, 2021
Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net has released images of the uniforms players will wear in the 2021 All-Star Game, which are now available on MLBShop.com.
The American League will wear navy uniforms while the National League will wear white jerseys. Both leagues will wear navy blue caps with a purple hint of the Colorado mountains peaking out from behind the team logo.
Here’s the AL jersey as shown at MLBShop.com:
According to Creamer, “[The back of] the jersey . . . will include stars under each player number to note the amount of appearances the player has made in the Mid-Summer Classic.”
These jerseys may be purchased for $139.00 or $399.99. (Women’s and children’s sizes are not available.) There is not explanation of the flower trim (ecru on the AL jerseys and blue on the NL jerseys).
The design is uninspiring (and a bit unreadable) with clear echos of the original design of the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta. Obviously, there wasn’t time for a redesign after changing the game’s location, and @SaberSkeptic pointed out that problems with global supply chains probably played a significant role.
Here are the caps, which are also available at MLBShop.com at a cost of $41.99.
In the past, teams have worn their team jerseys during the game while wearing special uniforms for Workout Monday and the Home Run Derby. It allowed players to represent their home teams on a global stage, and the visual image — all those colors — was striking.
For comparison, here are the warm-up uniforms from 1998.
And a team photo:
That tradition ends in 2021. Players will wear their home uniforms for Workout Monday and the Home Run Derby; however, all players will wear the same uniforms for the All-Star Game.
Initial responses were not positive.
Fans appreciate seeing their team’s uniform on the field during the ASG. It’s one of those quirky little baseball traditions that baseball people just get.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 24, 2021
The sport seems intent on stomping out those little touches. Or, the leaders don’t even think of it.
my daughters t-ball jerseys are better than this. https://t.co/X3RpyMTd9H— Nate (@rocktober19) June 24, 2021
WE COULD HAVE HAD THESE...BUT NO. COME ON BASEBALL GET IT TOGETHER. pic.twitter.com/9QEnj93Rr7— Maria Montaño ️⚧️ (@TheMariaMontano) June 24, 2021
What are your thoughts? Do you like the 2021 All-Star Game uniform? Should players wear their home uniforms during the game? Does everything need more purple?
Let us know in the comments.
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Whatever. They’re fine.
I like them!