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St. Louis Cardinals enthüllen neue „The Lou“ City Connect-Uniformen – SportsLogos.Net News

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Coming from „The Lou“, the St. Louis Cardinals are proud. This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals became the 26th team to unveil its new Nike MLB City Connect jersey, with the help of Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Nelly, who hails from St. Louis. For the first time in franchise history, the Cardinals will be wearing a red jersey for regular season games. The vibrant red jersey is a modern interpretation of the team’s iconic „Birds on the Bat“ logo, featuring chain-stitched lettering, but now with the inscription „The Lou“ – a nickname for St. Louis popularized by Nelly and his hit country grammar. „We brought something new to The Lou,“ Nelly shared during the Cardinals City Connect reveal. „Rich in tradition and dipped in Cardinals red. Representing the ‚314‘ with a fresh look. Threads for those who are St. Louis material. It doesn’t matter if you were born here or just arrived. If you’re part of Cardinals Nation, you come from here. So say it loud: ‚I come from The Lou and I’m proud.'“

The red cap brings back a Cardinals script from over a century ago, featuring „STL“ in white with navy blue trim, reminiscent of the team’s 1920-21 style jerseys. The inside of the cap has a simple black sweatband and underbill. Moving back to the jersey, the sleeve patch combines two of St. Louis’s most enduring symbols: a fleur-de-lis and the Gateway Arch. The fleur-de-lis is depicted in yellow with STL above in red, using the same font as the cap logo. Behind it is the Gateway Arch in navy blue with a white trim, all placed within a red circle.

„The St. Louis Cardinals jersey is one of the most iconic jerseys across all sports, and we are proud to introduce our new City Connect jersey to build on this legacy,“ said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III in the press release. „A lot of thought went into the design, and I believe our fans will appreciate the many uniform elements inspired by the organization’s over 140 years of history in St. Louis.“

Subtle pinstripes with river motifs adorn the bottom of the jersey, symbolizing St. Louis’s role as a river city at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. This is the first use of pinstripes on a Cardinals uniform since 1929. A single, thicker river stripe is worn at the sleeve cuff. This river stripe is also used as a single red stripe on the side of the white pants.

The inner collar of the jersey is marked with „1882“, commemorating the founding year of the franchise by the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the American Association. The Cardinals will debut their City Connect jerseys on Friday, May 25th against the Chicago Cubs, with a total of eleven home games scheduled for the 2024 season.

To celebrate the launch, the Cardinals are hosting two City Connect launch parties outside Busch Stadium at Ballpark Village. Today, Metro Boomin and other local DJs will perform at the Together Credit Union Plaza. Pre-game festivities before their on-field debut on Friday, May 25th will include music, interactive entertainment, and prize giveaways. St. Louis is the sixth of nine teams planned to unveil a new City Connect uniform during the 2024 MLB season, following the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Cleveland Guardians. Up next are the Los Angeles Dodgers (their second City Connect, date TBD), the Minnesota Twins on June 10th, and the Toronto Blue Jays next Thursday.

If you want to get your hands on the St. Louis Cardinals‘ City Connect gear, you can do so at Busch Stadium or online through the MLBShop. Don’t miss out on this exciting new addition to Cardinals Nation!

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