ANAHEIM (CNS) — The Los Angeles Angels will wear their City Connect Series uniform for the first time Saturday night when they face the New York Mets at Angel Stadium.
The uniform mixes team red with retro Southern California beach and surf style.
The jersey is cream colored with Angels lettering inspired by vintage surf brands. The Angels “S” end is shaped like the “fishtail” end of a surfboard in a nod to Mike Trout and Tim Salmon, the two best home hitters in league history. ‘crew.
The numbers reflect the bold typeface on the side of local rescue towers while the deep blue coloring is inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The diamond surrounding the numbers on the front of the shirt is another homage to popular surf culture brands.
The sleeve patch pays homage to the first railroad that connected Southern California. The tops of the palm fronds behind the “A” reflect the foliage familiar throughout the region.
Two asymmetrical stripes on the left sleeve are inspired by the clean and simple design of retro surfboards.
The jock tag is a surfboard with fins emblazoned with the Angels halo.
The Angels plan to wear the uniform for about seven to 10 home games this season, a team spokesperson told City News Service.
MLB City Connect Series uniforms were introduced last year with seven teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Nike, “Designs continue to explore a franchise’s connection to its city and its fan base, each with distinct personalities, values, customs and traditions.”
The Angels are the 12th team with a City Connect Series uniform.