TORONTO — Blending old-school style with the fresh faces of the Blue Jays roster, Toronto unveiled its “New Blue” alternate uniform option for the 2020 season on Saturday at the club’s annual Winter Fest at Rogers Centre.
The baby blue uniform, accented in navy blue, is a nostalgic look for those who remember the teams of the past that donned similar threads, and it’s also a reimagined version of the original classic. Current Blue Jays are excited to wear the new uniforms on the field.
“They pop,” outfielder Randal Grichuk said. “They definitely give a different feel to the Blue Jays, and it brings back a lot of history. There’s a lot of good that happened in these colour jerseys, and it’s good to bring it back.”
Added infielder Cavan Biggio: “It’s a good mix of what the Blue Jays were back when they used to wear the baby blues, and now we’re putting our own spin on it. It’s almost like a new-era baseball here in Toronto.”
That new era is set to begin in Toronto on March 26, when the Blue Jays host the Red Sox for Opening Day. Toronto’s new uniform option can be worn for both home and away games, and the alternate blue (home, away) and grey (away) options will remain part of the Blue Jays’ wardrobe. The red jersey will be specially reserved for Canada Day on July 1.
“For years, Blue Jays fans have expressed a desire for the revival of the baby blues,” Toronto president and CEO Mark Shapiro said. “As we began thinking about what an adaptation of the old uniform could look like, we polled our current players on various designs, and the response was unanimously aligned with what we have heard from fans. With that feedback, the decision was very clear. We are thrilled to share this original New Blue alternate uniform with Blue Jays fans across Canada.”
Authentic and replica versions of the new jersey and cap will be available for sale at Rogers Centre on both days of Winter Fest; afterward, they will be available at Rogers Centre and Toronto Eaton Centre Jays Shop locations, and online starting Feb. 1 on MLBshop.com.
“They’re really nice,” shortstop Bo Bichette said. “But I figured the fans would love them, because they’re a little old school and it would bring back some feels. So we’re super excited to wear these, and we can’t wait.”