Reds, MLB to debut Players Weekend jerseys and caps
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association will debut Players Weekend jerseys and caps during all MLB games scheduled between August 25th-27th.
Players will wear non-traditional uniforms (including caps, spikes, socks, batting gloves, etc.) featuring nicknames placed on the back.
Also the right sleeve of each player’s jersey will feature a patch with a blank space for him to write the name of a person/organization that was instrumental to his development.
“The journey from youth leagues to Major League Baseball is one that players don’t take alone,” said Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr in a press release. “Major League players have been supported by family members, coaches, and organizations that helped them develop their unique skills and overcome challenges to reach the highest level of the sport. These games will allow the players to thank those who were important in their lives while showcasing their personality in a fun way that fits baseball’s community-driven focus.”
“Players are increasingly interested in finding unique ways to connect with their fans by allowing them to see more of their personalities and interests,” stated MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark in a press release. “The collective desire to express their diverse interests and backgrounds is what motivated Players to advocate for the creation of Players Weekend. This will be an exciting and unique opportunity for the Players to literally wear their passions on their sleeves, and equipment, too, as they embrace this chance to let their true identities shine.”