Majestic Athletic, official provider of Major League Baseball on-field apparel has offered the new yet-to-be-released 2012 jerseys of the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies (click the links to see the products for sale on the Majestic site). This news was passed along to us by several users of the site and we’d like to thank all of you for the tip.
The Giants will become the only current Major League Baseball team to wear two distinct grey jerseys regularly and would be the first MLB team to pull off this feat in a single season since the 2006-2008 Texas Rangers wore a sleeveless grey alternate for select road games.
San Francisco originally adopted this style, the interlocked “SF” on the left breast with black piping, in time for the 1983 season to replace their orange road jerseys which had been worn the six previous seasons. This grey road jersey was worn by several division championship teams at Candlestick Park, including the 1989 National League Championship club. The jersey was retired at the end of the 1993 season, a season in which the Giants won 103 games and still failed to qualify for the post-season.
UPDATE (1/13/12 3:26pm ET): Apparently the new SF Giants road jerseys are also up on the site (see pic above), the new jerseys feature piping done the front of the jersey and behind the word mark.
The Colorado Rockies had planned on unveiling their new road jerseys later this month, the new uniform is a pinstripe-free version of their previous road jersey. The Rockies were the final Major League team to wear pinstripes on a road uniform after the Minnesota Twins also dropped their road pins following the 2009 season.
The Rockies wore a similar uniform for their first 8 seasons with “ROCKIES” in place of “COLORADO” on the front of the jersey.