A series of photos purporting to show what appears to be a retail replica version of the Mariners’ upcoming City Connect jersey began circulating today. The photos do not show the front of the jersey but they show the back, as seen above, as well as a sleeve patch and a slogan above the jock tag:
The “PNW” on the sleeve patch presumably refers to the Pacific Northwest, and the “My oh my” slogan was the signature catchphrase of longtime M’s broadcaster Dave Niehaus.
Are these images legit? I haven’t been able to confirm the answer to that question, but at least four things point toward their legitimacy:
- The color scheme matches the T-shirt leak that we saw back in January.
- Remember those City Connect sock leaks from February? The mountain graphic on the “PNW” sleeve patch matches the graphic on the earlier M’s sock leak:
- In addition, the “P” in the “PNW” design matches the “P” in the Seattle Pilots’ old wordmark:
- In-store retail leaks have consistently proven to be legit in recent years.
The Mariners are slated to officially unveil their City Connect uniform on April 28.
Update: Now we have a photo of the front of the jersey as well:
That matches the earlier Pilots-inspired T-shirt leak, so I’d say this is the real deal.