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Volume 26 No. 232
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Franchise Notes

In Boston, Kevin Paul Dupont notes the Bruins "unveiled their new third jersey at the World Trade Center" yesterday before a "sprawling crowd of some 1,600 season-ticket holders." The new jerseys, to be worn in game action for the first time Friday, "feature an oversized bold 'B' on the chest, taking the place of the club’s iconic spoked-B logo that is embedded into center ice" at TD Garden. The jerseys are "black, trimmed in gold numerals and letters, with a distinctive gold band that rings the full circumference of the collar." It is the team’s first new alternate jersey since the '15-16 season (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/25).

BLACK & YELLOW: The PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE goes with the header, "In Hiring Ben Cherington, The Pirates Improved Their Credibility." The Pirates' new GM is "well-respected in the baseball community, an adult in the room for a club that had the wheels [fall] off" in '19. At Cherington's introduction, Pirates Owner Bob Nutting said, “I’m not sure that credibility is what we're going after." But the POST-GAZETTE writes credibility "matters to agents who advise their clients where to sign, doubly important because the Pirates won’t outspend the competition" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/25).