Both the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be celebrating Italian Day when they face each on July 1st. To celebrate, both will be wearing Italian-themed jersey.
Courtesy of Uni-Watch, here are the two jerseys:
This is a very interesting concept for both teams. The jerseys take from the color of the Italian flag, which makes sense. (And I wonder if the caps will be the same.) I wonder if these are just for batting practice or for the actual game.
Looking at the D-Backs’ jersey, can someone explain to me why they decided to add the “I” in front of the name? Looks more like an Apple product to me. Couldn’t they use “Serpenti”? (Which just translates into snakes.) Very odd. And the side piping. Strange combination of color usage.
As for the Brewers, at least they decided to change their entire jersey color to match the flag. Plus, they actually translated their team name. And unlike the iD-Backs, they have a sleeve patch. The Brewers have a history of doing cultural themed jerseys right: Spanish, German.
Both these are very interesting concepts but I guess I’ll reserve judgment until I actually see these on the field. Very interesting.