The San Diego Padres unveiled new logos and uniforms yesterday, slightly altering the historic SD cap logo while updating the Swinging Friar and introducing a new alternative logo.
“We spent a lot of time listening to our fans about the uniforms over the past two years,” said Padres President/Chief Operating Officer Tom Garfinkel. “What we learned is that, while the current design isn’t loved, there is also a strong feeling that this club has had so many radical changes over the years that we didn’t need another one. With that in mind, our staff worked diligently, reviewing every detail to create a more traditional baseball design that San Diegans can be proud of. The new uniforms and logos focus on the unique elements of Padres history.”
The new look for the Padres is certainly blue. Included in the uniform changes are updated home whites and road grays, along with a new blue alternate uniform featuring the Padres’ “SD” on the chest. San Diego’s military jerseys will still feature the digital camouflage pattern modeled after the U.S. Marines, but will have updated numbers and lettering on the back to remain consistent with the Padres’ other uniforms.
In addition to the uniforms, the Padres also unveiled three new logos. The “SD” logo has been updated to a circular mark featuring the text “San Diego Padres Baseball Club” and will be used as the team’s primary mark.
The Padres’ new secondary logo features the Padres script under skyline imagery of Petco Park. The new secondary mark also includes the classic “SD” along with “Est. 1969” and will be featured in a patch on the sleeve of the club’s blue and gray jerseys.
In addition, the Padres have modified the Swinging Friar logo by using the original classic Swinging Friar from the early days of Padres history, with updated colors to match the blue and white currently worn by the club. It will be featured in a patch on the sleeve of the Padres’ white jerseys.
Here’s a rundown of all the new looks:
The updated Swinging Friar, originally in gold and brown.
New San Diego Padres home uniforms.
New San Diego Padres road uniforms.
New San Diego Padres alternate uniforms.
New San Diego Padres alternate home uniforms.
New San Diego Padres alternate logo.
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