Red Sox will play in blue and yellow in Boston Marathon tribute this weekend

But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there won’t be a race through the streets of Boston for the second year in a row. Instead, it will take place on October 11, if the pandemic allows.

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The uniforms were featured in a video last week in which David Ortiz, the former Red Sox star, who rallied the city after the bombing with his passionate and mundane comment “This is our city” in a ceremony earlier, was appropriately introduced a game in Fenway days after the tragedy.

The uniforms are part of MLB’s first collaboration with Nike, which has been supplying uniforms since 2020. They’re part of an edgy City Connect series that will also bring special shirts for the Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and White Sox.

The Red Sox uniform also has a marathon bib with the Boston area code 617 on the left sleeve, and the team will wear the jerseys for the first time on Saturday and Sunday. They will wear their traditional “B-Strong” Patriots’ Day uniform, they have been in for the Monday afternoon game since 2013.

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“This was the place where we felt it was the case from the start, but it was also like, ‘This is a Red Sox jersey that has no red or anything on it,” Adam said Grossman Red Sox’s chief marketing officer told ESPN, “We were wondering if we could do this and it was time to do it. There’s never been a better time than now. It drives us as an organization , drives baseball, and I think the way we start it, we thought it would allow us to get into different parts of Boston that are driving the culture of Boston because that’s part of what that reflects. “

Fan reaction was mixed when the uniform (a replica of which is available for $ 149.99 on MLB.com) was revealed. Boston.com conducted an informal survey of fans last week and found that 49 percent of the nearly 600 fans who responded agreed. “I think it’s a great hat tip for a legendary Boston event that can’t be held in person this year, so to speak,” said a woman from Nashua, NH. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed voted for “Hate it” and nine percent for “I’m speechless”.