BOSTON — The Red Sox are bringing back their City Connect yellow and blue jerseys for this week’s series against the Tigers. Boston will carry its marathon-inspired schedule for Monday’s opener and will likely continue to do so for all three games against Detroit, manager Alex Cora said.
“We’ll probably play three games with them,” Cora said. “You never know. We could lose today and that’s it.
Boston last wore their yellow substitutes for two games before Marathon Monday (April 16 and 17) and beat the Twins in both games. Since their introduction last year, the Red Sox are 8-2 in yellow and blue. Earlier this week, Cora texted local clubhouse manager Tommy McLaughlin asking when the Red Sox planned to wear the unique color scheme again.
“We need the team store to sell some,” Cora joked. “We have to help them.”
The Red Sox first introduced City Connect jerseys last April and brought them back in September as they pushed for a playoff spot. They won five straight from September 17–22, then gave it up once they lost to the Yankees on September 24. Replacements are worn on a selective basis this year.
According to the Red Sox pre-game notes: “Unveiled in April 2021, the uniform adopts the blue and yellow colors that honor the spirit of Patriots’ Day weekend and features ‘Boston’ in a font at the stenciled on the chest paying homage to the finish of the Boylston Street line. The numbers “617” are highlighted on the left sleeve as a nod to the area code for Boston and Fenway Park. The numbers appear in a race bib, honoring one of the city’s most iconic annual sporting traditions.
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