The Kansas City Royals will have some new threads to wear at Spring Training this year, after Major League Baseball revealed the Spring Training jersey and cap designs for all 30 Major League teams.
Images of the new caps and jerseys were released on MLB.com, with most teams either altering their existing uniforms slightly, or going for a new design. The Kansas City Royals’ new uniform falls into the ‘slightly altered’ category.
The jersey is different to the one worn at previous Spring Trainings, but is almost identical to the road alternate jersey the team introduced last year. The only real differences between the the road alternate and new Spring Training jersey is a new Cactus League logo/patch on one sleeve, and a mighty-fine looking World Series Champions patch on the other.
You can check out Kansas City and all the other team’s new jerseys here (the Royals ones are photos 60 and 62).
Like the jersey, Kansas City’s new cap is different to the ones worn in Spring Training last year, but similar to what they wear during the regular season.
The Royals have returned to the all-blue cap with a white ‘KC’ logo on it, ditching the white front panel for something much, much cooler.
Thats right, a crown. This year’s Spring Training cap will feature the golden crown above the ‘KC’ logo.
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Not only does the crown fit in with the Royals’ regal/monarchy theme, it’s the perfect thing to have on the hat of the newly ‘crowned’ World Series Champions. The cap will also feature the same Cactus league patch that will be worn on the sleeve of the jersey.
You can check out a photo of the crown hat here (it’s photo 13), as well as images of all the other hat designs.
Whilst the Royals’ new uniforms lack some creativity – they really aren’t very different to ones the team currently wears during the regular season – I still think they’re an improvement on the ones worn in Spring Training last year. Overall, I give the new look a 6/10. It’s solid, but nothing special (apart from the crown, of course). I think the jersey would have been better if it too had featured a crown above the ‘KC’ logo, and maybe if it was predominately powder blue rather than royal blue, just to mix it up from the road alternate jersey.
The new uniforms will make their on-field debut this Spring Training.
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