For the upcoming season, and presumably fairly well beyond, the Minnesota Twins have unveiled a snazzy new alternate jersey.
The 2019 baseball season will be upon us soon, with less than a month now before pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Florida and Arizona. With an eye on feeding baseball fever, two days ahead of TwinsFest starting at Target Field this weekend, the Minnesota Twins unveiled a new alternate home jersey for the coming season on Wednesday.
The new design is navy blue and red, with “Kasota gold” trim, the Twins retro jersey wordmark across the front and the “TC” logo on the left arm. To match the new jerseys, the Twins will wear their navy blue cap, with the “TC” logo trimmed in gold.
The jersey will be a home alternate, replacing the cream-colored throwbacks that were often worn during Saturday home games and that the Twins wore 25 times in 2018. It’s safe to assume the new jerseys will be worn a similar amount during the 2019 campaign.
Here are a few looks at the Twins’ new jerseys.
The cream-colored pinstriped jerseys the Twins are ditching hold a special place in nostalgia for team history, dating back to the franchise’s roots in Minnesota. Things can and do change though, and from this corner the new navy blue duds look pretty good.
But as with anything these days, looking to social media shows mixed opinions on the Twins’ new jerseys and some are pointing to it as an attempt to distract from a lack of offseason activity by the front office.
More than a few Twins’ fans will go home from Target Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with one of the new navy blue jerseys, which at the root is the point of creating a new jersey.
What should the Twins’ next regularly used alternate jersey be, perhaps quite a few years down the road now? Baby-blues of course, which was the team’s road jersey from 1973-86.