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MLB Releases 2016 Special Event Jerseys And Caps

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Just think of all the new Cubs merchandise you can buy!

Speaking of uniforms, as we were earlier today, here are quite a few more. Major League Baseball is going all-out for holidays this year, with special caps and jerseys commemorating various events during the year.

Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day now all have their own special jerseys and caps as shown in the gallery above. These are the Cubs styles; each team has their own.

Obviously, this is being done not just for the holiday's sake, but so that you can go out and buy all this official replica game merchandise. There's also special jerseys and caps for the All-Star Workout day as well as a special All-Star Game cap, done in the style of the host team (this year, the Padres).

My personal review of the Cubs jerseys and caps above:

Mother's Day

The pink is fairly unobtrusive on the jersey; it's similar enough to the usual red that's on the Cubs logo that it might not be that visible. I don't particularly care for the fact that the Cubs cap is gray, instead of the usual blue.

Father's Day

The blue is a nice touch on the logo. Similarly to Mother's Day, I'd rather have had a blue cap.

Memorial Day

I am not a fan of camo on jerseys or caps. Having said that, I know some people are and it's being done to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country.

Independence Day

The sublimated stars on the logo look good. The cap? Well... when I first saw it I didn't care for it. But it's kind of growing on me. It certainly is quite different from any previous Fourth of July Cubs cap. I wish they had made the "C" in the Cubs' usual blue.

All-Star Home Run Derby/Workout Day

That look might be good for the Padres. For other teams? Uh... not so much. (The National League jersey shown has a Dodgers logo on it, obviously, players from each team will have their own club's logo.)

All-Star Game

Let's put it this way. It's better than last year's cap.

Here's what MLB said about these styles in a press release:

The new Mother’s Day uniforms and caps incorporate pink into Clubs’ regular logos, with all caps highlighted by a dark grey crown and brim. Players have swung pink bats, worn pink ribbons & sported pink wristbands on Mother’s Day to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer since 2006.

Father’s Day uniforms and caps will also maintain the same Club marks, but will feature light blue incorporated in the logos. These caps will also have a grey base, similar to Mother’s Day. Players have worn blue ribbons & sported blue wristbands throughout the years on Father’s Day since MLB first partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 1996.

For the eighth consecutive year, MLB and New Era have created a special cap for teams to wear during Memorial Day games, while Majestic has designed a special matching jersey for the fourth year in a row. This year’s uniforms utilize a new woodland camouflage design licensed by the US Marine Corps. The Toronto Blue Jays uniform will feature the distinctive Canadian Forces CADPAT design. MLB’s annual league-wide observance of Memorial Day will honor those who lost their lives while serving their country. MLB plans to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance and ballparks on Memorial Day will conduct moments of silence and special pre-game ceremonies.

For the ninth consecutive summer, US-based MLB clubs will sport red, white and blue stars and stripes-decorated caps to celebrate Independence Day. For the second year in a row, clubs will also wear a matching jersey on the Fourth of July. The Toronto Blue Jays uniform will feature Maple Leaf designs on the cap, incorporating the colors of the Canadian flag and will be worn on Canada Day, July 1, as well as July 4.

For the third consecutive year, New Era, in conjunction with MLB, has created a new cap design for every team to be worn specially in the All-Star Game. This year’s caps feature a gold outline around teams’ respective logos and a heather grey brim. Also new this year is a set of gold metal stars as the eyelets on the top of the caps’ front panel. Additionally, each cap has a pair of gold stars flanking the silhouetted batter logo on the back of the crown, a practice that began with the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona.

Jerseys worn during the All-Star Game will again feature a star on either side of the silhouetted batter logo on the upper back, above the nameplates. For the second year in a row, players’ signatures will be printed into the front of their jerseys on the lower, right-hand side; the signature will be surrounded by stars representing the number of All-Star appearances they’ve made in their career. Jerseys will also feature a patch of the primary All-Star Game logo on the sleeve.

Here are links to galleries of all the teams' jerseys and caps.

Mother's Day jerseys

Mother's Day caps

Father's Day jerseys

Father's Day caps

Memorial Day jerseys

Memorial Day caps

Independence Day jerseys

Independence Day caps

Home Run Derby/Workout Day caps and jerseys

All-Star Game caps

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