New Blue, New Threads. Coming Soon. So read a commemorative baseball delivered to my door by the Toronto Blue Jays this morning.
Both the lettering on the baseball and on the Blue Jays logos throughout the package are in a light, powder blue — perhaps a hint to what this new blue is, then again there’s a lot of that dark navy blue used in the packaging as well as the background for both the invitation card and the art print.
The invitation says the announcement will be made on January 18th at 10 am ET, I’ve since learned it will take place at the Blue Jays annual Winter Fest celebration at Rogers Centre and any fan with a ticket to the Winter Fest for that day is able to attend this announcement.
If this is a return to powder blue for the Blue Jays, it will be their first time wearing the colour since a brief three-year return of their 1980s road uniforms as an alternate from 2008-2010. Prior to that, the Blue Jays wore powder blue on the road from their inaugural 1977 season right through to the end of their 12th season in 1988.