Rainiers Go Red, Commit To The ‘R’

Hey guys, we got new uniforms!

The Rainiers announced some changes for 2015 to the official uniform lineup.

Tacoma has a new red jersey which is officially the alternate uniform and will be worn on Thursday and Sunday home games (Minor League Baseball allows three uniform sets: home, away, and alternate). The red uniforms replace the navy-blue-with-red-sleeves alternates that the team has worn for the last five years.

The main home and away jerseys remain pretty much the same, with some updated lettering on the front. In particular, the lettering of the “Tacoma” across the chest of the away jerseys has been changed to look like the original Tacoma jerseys from 1960.

The club also announced that the batting practice hat will have a brand new mountain-and-icepick logo.

The big change is that the Rainiers have switched to the ‘R’ hat as the game hat for all uniforms.

I love that the team decided to make the ‘R’ the official game hat. This hat has been sold in the team store for the past two years, even though it hasn’t been worn on the field. Those of us who work for the team keep an eye out for Rainiers gear around town, and it is clear that people like wearing the ‘R’ hat more than the hats that the team has worn in games recently. So due to a pretty obvious popular opinion, we’re switching.

As for the players, my hunch is that they are going to really like the red sets.

Click here for a look at the various uniform combos. We also have a picture of some of the guys posing in the new gear.

A few roster notes from Arizona:

Ji-Man Choi was removed from the Mariners 40-man roster. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Tacoma roster. This means the Mariners retain his rights and he’ll play in the organization when he gets healthy – which might not be until 2016, or could be toward the end of this season.

Lefty reliever Edgar Olmos is back in the fold. Last week he was removed from the Mariners 40-man roster, claimed off waivers by Texas, didn’t pass his physical due to shoulder soreness, and was returned to the Mariners. For now he retains his spot on the Mariners 40-man roster, and we’ll wait for more information on his health. Prior to the injury, we had Olmos pegged as a Tacoma reliever this season.

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One Response to Rainiers Go Red, Commit To The ‘R’

  1. Dave says:

    Great! The R hats are great! Now I have an excuse to buy a new one!

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