Main League Baseball launched its “Metropolis Join” uniforms final yr and brought on a little bit of a trend splash. Now the Padres get to hitch in.
The Friars grew to become the seventh staff this season to unveil their particular unis, which mix a shout out not solely to San Diego’s SoCal vibe, but in addition its location close to the border with Mexico.
The uniforms – like each Metropolis Join design, a collaboration with Nike – show rainbow sherbet-like colours of pink, yellow and inexperienced on the sleeves, emblem and quantity.
The Padres emphasised the vibe within the video to advertise the uniforms, nabbing skateboarding legend Tony Hawk no much less for the introduction, with Santana’s “Oye Como Va” offering the soundtrack.
“Hearken to the rhythm,” Hawk stated. “That’s what San Diego’s all about.”
Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis and native boy Joe Musgrove carry the burden within the video, which supplies nods to SoCal automobile tradition, skateboarding, browsing, Barrio Logan, Mexican meals and extra.
“Two cities, two cultures, one residence staff,” Machado stated to sum issues up.
See the boys in motion within the uniforms Friday, in line with MLB.com, towards the San Francisco Giants.
ESPN ranked the Metropolis Join designs, with the Padres rounding out the highest 5. The decision: “The Padres and Nike did the suitable factor in attempting to faucet into Mexican tradition in Southern California and executed it properly.”
The staff trailed the Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals within the ESPN assessment (however the Padres left the Dodgers within the mud – L.A.’s Metropolis Join unis got here in lifeless final).
The opposite groups that exposed their Metropolis Join uniforms this yr: the Rockies and Nationals, Houston Astros, Kansas Metropolis Royals, Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers.
In 2021, the White Sox, Dodgers and Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Purple Sox, Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants opened this system.
Photograph credit score: The Padres’ new “Metropolis Join” uniforms. Display screen shot, @SanDiegoPadres, through YouTube