Since 2010, the San Francisco Giants have worn an orange alternate jersey on Friday nights (and other rare occasions) and have been popular with fans, myself included. When they were unveiled I was one of the first to own one, my dad pre-ordered one for my birthday and as soon as they came into the store, it was mine.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know two things: I love the Giants and I love the color orange and I love when the Giants wear their orange jerseys and wish they wore them more than they already do. On the eve of the team’s annual FanFest, the team revealed the second edition of their orange alternate jersey,and it’s quite different. Unknown is what hats will be worn with these,but if you ask me,nothing would look better than the caps with the orange bill usually worn on Sundays.
Gone is the traditional curved script that adorns the cream-colored home jersey and in it’s place is the cursive team script that was on their original orange alternates from 1977-82. Also new to the jersey is a number on the lower-left side, piping around the collar following down the middle just like the road greys and the SF patch of the left sleeve. Also, the shade of orange is darker than the 2010-13 jersey. Some have argued that the orange used before was not dark enough, I personally could care less.
In the time since the team brought back the orange jerseys the team has won two World Series and Orange Fridays have become a staple during the summer. Some fans even think it’s good luck. I think it’s an all around good look for the club and I think the new jersey is a different,but welcome look. It’s a new twist on a throwback that will be popular with fans and continue on the orange tradition very nicely. I don’t know if I will buy one,but I’m sure fans are already waiting for their chance to.