Cubs to wear gold-trimmed jerseys to celebrate World Series win
The Chicago Cubs on Friday provided a glimpse of the special jerseys the team will wear for its first series of the 2017 MLB season to commemorate their World Series victory last fall.
The Cubs official Twitter account teased images of the unis, which feature gold stitching and lettering. Gold trim will also be featured on the team’s cap.
We’re rocking gold April 10 and 12.
Want one? You can buy at the #Cubs Team Store on Michigan Avenue and https://t.co/0chkCS9BgN tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/y5b8DzBrzB
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 24, 2017
As noted the tweet, the special-edition jerseys will be available for sale starting Saturday.
The Cubs will only wear the gold-trimmed gear for two games, the team’s home opening series at Wrigley Field against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10 and 12.
The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals interestingly also engaged in similar jersey mods the season following their respective World Series wins.
It’s hardly surprising that the Cubs would choose to do in this manner to commemorate their long-awaited championship. After all, when a pursuit of a title is a century-plus years in the making, there’s noting wrong with refusing to skimp on the swag.
The Cubs do deserve credit, though, for limiting the special-edition uniforms to only a two-game series as opposed to dragging it out over the course of an entire season. Celebrate the momentous achievement, sure, but then switch gears and focus on repeating.