Padres update uniforms with piping, block letters
The San Diego Padres are sticking to their blue-and-white color
scheme while updating their uniforms with cleaner, more traditional
The updates include adding piping on the home whites, road grays
and blue alternate jerseys. The team will use block numbers and
letters on the back of the jerseys, including their Sunday
camouflage uniform, much like their jerseys from the old Pacific
Coast League days.
The alternate jersey will have an interlocking SD on the left
chest. That seemed to be the most popular among the players who
modeled the new uniforms.
The Padres also changed their logos. The primary logo features
an interlocking SD in a circle. The secondary logo features the
Padres script under an image of Petco Park. That logo replaces a
wave logo the team has used since moving into Petco Park in
San Diego updated its Swinging Friar logo from earlier in its
`’We’ve had so many big changes throughout our history, so we
heard from the vast majority of them that another big, radical
change wasn’t what they wanted,” team president Tom Garfinkel
A vocal minority has lobbied hard for a return to the
brown-and-yellow scheme from the 1970s and `80s. But the
mustard-and-mud look didn’t make the cut.
`’There was a much bigger segment of our fan base that was
adamantly opposed to bringing back the brown,” Garfinkel said.
The Padres will continue to wear throwback uniforms from that
San Diego catcher Nick Hundley, who modeled the new home whites,
said his wife was wondering if the Padres were going back to the
He was glad they didn’t.
`’I like the brown every now and then, in small doses,” Hundley
said. `’One game or two games a month is perfect.”
Said CEO Jeff Moorad: `’Brown and yellow didn’t get a lot of
Last offseason, the Padres ditched their sand-colored road
uniforms in favor of a more traditional gray.
While the four players who modeled the uniforms raved about the
tweaks, they said uniforms only go so far.
`’Now we’ve got to go win some games while we’re wearing them,”
`’We’re excited about having a new uniform and looking forward
to getting out there and seeing if we can put them to good use,”
outfielder Will Venable said.
The Padres finished last in the NL West at 71-91 this