The San Diego Padres will debut new Navy digital camouflage jerseys Wednesday night when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers to conclude the season-opening three-game series at Petco Park.
The four-color design — deck gray, haze gray, black and Navy blue — is modeled after the Navy Working Uniform Type 1, which sailors affectionately refer to as their “blueberries,” a team official said. The jersey features the updated Padres wordmark across the chest and an American flag patch on the left sleeve.
The Padres will wear the jerseys for most of their Sunday home games, which the team designates as Military Sundays, saluting an aspect of the armed forces.
The Padres will wear gray pants with the jersey to match the lighter gray in the digital pattern, along with the traditional Padres blue hat with a white “SD.”
The Marine digital camouflage jerseys the Padres have worn during Military Sundays since 2011 will be worn twice during this season — on U.S. Marine Corps Appreciation Day and U.S. Army Appreciation Day. It will be updated with the new Padres wordmark.
The Padres will annually alternate using the Navy and Marine digital camouflage jerseys most on Military Sundays.
Wednesday night’s game will start at 6:10 p.m. It is the first College Night of the season with discounted tickets starting at $10 available for college students with a valid student ID. DJ Happee will spin in the Budweiser Patio starting at 5 p.m.
The Padres will try tonight to end their eight-game losing streak to the Dodgers dating back to last season, including a 3-0 loss Tuesday and a 15-0 loss Monday.
Wednesday night’s game will be the Padres last at Petco Park until April 15 when they will face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Jackie Robinson Night. The Padres will begin a two-city, seven-game road trip Friday at Colorado.
—City News Service
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