LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will return to wearing their team name on alternate road jerseys for some games in 2014, including the regular season opener in Sydney, Australia against the Diamondbacks on March 22. This marks the first time the team will have "Dodgers" on road jerseys since the 1998 season.
The Dodgers have worn gray road jerseys with "Los Angeles" on the front since the 1999 season, something the team also did from 1959-1969. The Dodgers will continue to wear the Los Angeles road uniforms as well.
"Because we are equally proud of our iconic brand name and the city we represent and with the number of Dodger fans across the country, we felt it important to have two sets of road jerseys to feature both the team name, as well as Los Angeles," said Dodgers chief marketing officer Lon Rosen in a press release. "This will begin when we start play in spring training and we plan to wear the `Dodgers’ jersey when we open the regular season in Australia on March 22."
The club opens spring training on the road, on Feb. 26 against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Field in Scottsdale.
Now, if the Dodgers could only return to the white piping around the uniform lettering...