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Bold New Nike Red Sox Unis Make A . . . Fashion Statement?

The Boston Red Sox unveiled new threads this morning that will honor the fallen of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Some have been critical of the yellow and blue color way, but I personally don’t think they could go wrong.

It’s the thought that counts, and for the Red Sox, the $450 price tag in the team store helps too.

We can barely tell these uniforms were made for the Boston Red Sox — they kinda look like those of a college baseball team. Regardless, it’s the right move to do something to remember that tragic day.

People may have forgotten that the New York Yankees tried to do something similar by wearing commemorative hats on 9/11, but commissioner Rob Manfred caboshed the plans. Guess all you have to do is charge almost $500 at the team store to get approved these days. Would be nice if the Red Sox donated the proceeds, and they could very well could do so. We just haven’t seen any announcement yet.

For once, nice work here, Nike.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. i’ve watched all sports most of my life. uniform changes have eaten away at major sports for decades.

    desparate to capture a quick fix and make lebron’s Nike Masters happy.

    i used to be able to tell teams apart. when are the orioles gonna change the Orange and Black to Pink and white?

    maybe the Padre’ can go Red and purple?

    maybe rotate the fake uniforms and lame colors from ‘the replacements’?

    i bet the Redskins would out sell them all, if they would drop this name change crap.

  2. Is there space on the unis for a “Free Dzhokhar” emblem? Something about selling $450 ugly-ass unis made by anti-USA Chinese suck-up company to commemorate a terrible tragedy just makes my head spin.

  3. The bold colors fit Alex Verdugo’s flashy style. He loves the big chains, I recall that as a Dodger fan. May be a minority opinion, but I kinda like them. I haven’t purchased anything Nike in a few years so no luck there. But I like some alternative stuff sprinkled in once in awhile.

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