Only one MLB team so far — Arizona — has given us a complete look at how their uniforms will look in Nike’s new tailoring template, which is being rolled out for all teams next season. But Tigers pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long wore a new-template Tigers home jersey for a recent feel-good appearance at a children’s hospital, so let’s see what we can glean from some photos that that were posted online.
In this photo, you can see that the two lines of placket piping are much closer together than we’re used to seeing:
You can also see the new seam that’s been added to the collar:
There’s no rear-view photo, but you can get just barely see a glimpse of Gipson-Long’s NOB in this next shot. As you’ll see, it appears to be sitting a bit low, because the MLB logo is positioned lower in the new template — below the headspoon piping instead of within the piping — which pushes the NOB lettering down a bit:
That’s it for now. No real surprises, but I figure any new photos of these new-template jerseys are worth sharing. I’ll keep doing this for other teams if/when new info emerges.
Update: Reader Steve Vibert has found a rear-view photo of Gipson-Long’s jersey, showing the lower-positioned NOB:
(Big thanks to Dan Smith for alerting me to these photos.)