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Sunsets, Surf, Mexico – Padres Groove to San Diego Vibe with ‘City Connect’ Uniforms

Major League Baseball released its “City Connect” uniforms last year and it caused a bit of a fashion buzz. Now it Padres enter to participate.

The Friars became the seventh team this season to unveil their special Unis, which combine a shout out not only to San Diego’s SoCal vibe, but also to its location near the Mexican border.

The uniforms – like every City Connect design, a collaboration with Win – Featuring rainbow sherbet-like colors of pink, yellow and green on the sleeves, logo and number.

The Padres emphasized the vibe in the video to promote the uniforms, enlisting skateboarding legend Tony Hawk for the intro, with Santana’s “Oye Como Va” providing the soundtrack.

“Listen to the beat,” Hawke said. “This is San Diego.”

Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis and local boy Joe Musgrove keep the weight in the video, which makes sense of SoCal car culture, skateboarding, surfing, Barrio Logan, Mexican food and more.

“Two cities, two cultures, one home team,” Machado said to sum things up.

See the boys in action in uniform on Friday, according to MLB.com, against the San Francisco Giants.

ESPN Rankings City Connect plans, with the Padres rounding out the top 5. The verdict: “The Padres and Nike did the right thing in trying to tap into Mexican culture in Southern California, and they did it well.”

The team trailed the Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals in ESPN’s review (but the Padres left the Dodgers in the dust – LA’s City Connect Unis came in dead).

The other teams that unveiled their uniforms at City Connect this year: Rockies and Nationals, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers.

In 2021, the White Sox, Dodgers and Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants opened the schedule.

Photo: The Padres’ new ‘City Connect’ uniforms. Screenshot, @SanDiegoPadres, via YouTube

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