The San Diego Padres have declared that #BrownIsBack.
The Padres are going back to their roots by changing their team colors back to brown and gold, and this time it’s for good. This comes after countless fan requests since the switch to blue and white.
A similar brown and gold color scheme was used by the Padres from the franchise’s inception in 1969 through 1984.
The brown was a little lighter back then though. The new shade of brown is darker.
“People wanted brown and we gave it to them,” executive chairman Ron Fowler said. “Now we’ve got to start winning baseball games.”
“It’s going to be different, it’s going to be unique, and like they said, they’re going to know who’s playing right away when they see the brown on the field,” said Tatis Jr.
What do the new San Diego Padres uniforms look like?
The new uniforms include the primary home whites, the primary road browns, and the alternate road sands.
The team is expected to announce their camo alternate uniforms soon as well.
The team has updated their “SD” logo too. Instead of dark blue, it will now be dark brown in color. The Swingin’ Friar will be used as an alternate logo as well as a jersey sleeve patch on all three uniforms.
All three of these uniforms will be paired with a single cap, a brown crown with the updated “SD” in gold.
Fowler told the crowd the throwback looks are “going to be the uniform we win a championship in.”
According to Fowler, the Padres looked at a variety of different styles over the course of about two years. They engaged focus groups, and participants consistently ranked the throwback brown-and-gold look at the top.
Perhaps a change in team colors is just what the Padres need to get on the winning track.
Last year looked promising with the signing of star infielder, Manny Machado and the debut of rookie sensation, Fernando Tatis Jr. Yet, the Padres season once again came up short.
Brown is back and so are the old school San Diego Padres.
Born and raised in the Bay Area. My life has revolved around sports- specifically the A’s, Warriors, Sharks, and 49ers since I was a little girl. This May, I received my BA in Sports Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University… Go Aztecs!