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For the first time in 90 years, players will wear the same uniform during the All-Star Game

This morning, MLB unveiled the 2021 All-Star Game uniforms:

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.”

You can see (and order) the Rockies’ NL uniform here:

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.

National League player Mark McGwire (R) of the St. Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

And a team photo:

1998 MLB All-Star Game Photo by: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

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.

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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What are your thoughts on the 2021 MLB All-Star Game uniform?

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  • 73%
    They’re awful.
    (124 votes)
  • 17%
    Whatever. They’re fine.
    (29 votes)
  • 9%
    I like them!
    (16 votes)
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