When the Padres announced their new uniforms last year, it was hinted that the combination of blue and yellow, a first for the Padres, would only be temporarily used as a way of promoting their All-Star season. That has turned out to be true.
Those jerseys were specifically designed to commemorate San Diego’s status as host of the 2016 All-Star Game. Blue, white and yellow all were represented in this year’s All-Star Game logo.
I am not in favor of any new color combinations. Even though I think the blue and yellow uniforms looked better than the blah blue and white uniforms, I’m actually okay with the decision. At this point all I want is the Padres to wear their traditional brown and gold everyday. I see alarming number of young people wearing blue and yellow and I’m afraid it’s becoming a thing. If they really like it, they can suffer through a few decades of uniforms they hate, just like the rest of us.
The good news is that the brown uniforms worn on Fridays will remain and the whole set will be “streamlined”, whatever that means.
The Padres’ brown “fauxback” uniforms for Friday home games, also introduced this year, are expected to stay in place. It seems likely the Padres will keep the brown-and-yellow scheme, a classic combination, intact.
Maybe the team should just have 12 popular uniforms, rotate and we’ll call it a compromise where everyone and no one gets what they want.