I sure did have my hopes up for some new Padres Spring Training gear. #BringBackTheYellow was in full effect with the new Home “All-Star” jerseys and of course the new Brown alternates. This was the #Padres chance to be bold and make some money this Spring. FAIL.
MLB announced the new 2016 Spring Training uniforms today and there were some bold choices in the lot. Check out this post over at Sportslogos.net summarizing the new uniforms. My focus was on our Padres and what they decided to go with for 2016. Brown? No. Yellow? Of course not. Plain Blue & White? YOU BETCHA! Basically they, took our ST/BP hat from last year and took out the sand outline on the “SD”. And then, they took our current road alternate blue jersey and called it a day. Well, they did slap the “AZ” patch, but all the teams get that. MLB and the Padres missed a “golden” opportunity to increase merch sales and strengthen the new “alleged” rebrand. I give these new Padres uniforms an F for effort, marketing, and creativity.