Nationals' Popular Navy Blue Jerseys Will Return This Season
A Nationals spokesperson said that the "popular navy blue alternate jerseys will return this season and be available at the team store at Nationals Park," according to Scott Allen of the WASHINGTON POST. A Fanatics spokesperson added that the jerseys "should be available online before Opening Day" on March 26. Allen notes the players "wore the navy blue alternate jerseys with white 'Nationals' script for the final 13 games of their World Series run last October." The jerseys "sold out at most retailers during the playoffs," and with Nike replacing Majestic as the official on-field uniform supplier for MLB this season, there was "some question whether the navy blue alternates would ever be restocked, let alone remain part of the Nationals' uniform rotation" in '20. It is "unclear how often the Nationals intend to wear their navy blue alternates this season." No one could have "predicted at the start of the playoffs that a jersey the Nationals wore 11 times during the regular season would become such a coveted piece of apparel." Given the lead time required for producing another run of jerseys, it was "too late to restock the shelves with navy blue alternates before the holidays" (WASHINGTON POST, 2/12).