Major League Baseball has announced that they will be holding “Play Ball Weekend” this upcoming weekend (May 14-15) which will feature in-game jersey patches and special batting practice tops as part of their promotion of youth participation in baseball and softball.
The patch (shown in the image above), which will be worn by all thirty MLB teams in their games on the Saturday and Sunday, show the USA Baseball logo and MLB logo both in between baseball stitching. An example of how this will look here:
Players will wear these “Play Ball” t-shirts during batting practice sessions before those same games:
Some ballparks will include on-field “Play Ball” stencils, pre-game on-field parades of local youth ballplayers, and gifts from Major League players. Major League Baseball will also be distributing more than 320,000 plastic bat and ball sets throughout the United States and Canada at ballgames and various community events.
Teams who play on the road this weekend will host similar pre-game events to these later on during the season.
UPDATE (May 14/16): This post was updated to show an actual photograph of the patch on a MLB jersey