Paul here, making a rare weekend appearance, because I wanted to document all the uni-notable action from last night’s game in Mexico City, where the Giants and Padres began a two-game series. First, as you can see above, the Padres wore their Mexican-themed City Connect uniforms and the Giants wore their “Gigantes” jerseys. Because the Giants were the designated road team, they also wore their grey pants, which I’m pretty sure marked the first time they’ve gone with that uni combo.
And that was just the beginning. Here are the other uni-notable developments:
- Both teams wore “MLB World Tour” patches on their right sleeves and the right side of their caps:
- On the other sleeve, both teams wore an advertisement for a Mexican financial services company (somehow neither team worried about it being rendered in “Phillies colors”):
- Because of those series-specific patches, the Padres didn’t wear their usual sleeve ad, and the Giants didn’t wear their Gaylord Perry memorial patch.
- As we’ve seen in previous games in Mexico, there were also series-specific ads on the batting helmets, this time for a Mexican metals company. The white ad stood out on the Giants’ helmets but was harder to make out on the Padres’:
- The Padres used a sombrero as their home run celebration prop (New Era could not be reached for comment):
The second game of the series will take place this afternoon.