The Dodgers already announced plans for LGBTQ+ Night at Dodger Stadium on June 3, and on Monday they added a new wrinkle. The team will wear special on-field pride caps that day, with a myriad of colors inside the “LA” logo.
In addition to LGBTQ+ Night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will wear those caps on June 11 in San Francisco against the Giants, who will also wear special caps as part of their pride day at Oracle Park.
“The Dodgers annual Pride Night has become one of the most anticipated nights of the season. I am incredibly proud to have the added element of the on-field caps this year,” said Dodgers senior vice president Erik Braverman in a statement. “I look forward to sharing these historic games with members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.”
Cyd Zeigler at Outsports has more on the Dodgers-Giants joint effort on June 11.
The Dodgers say a limited number of pride caps will be available for sale at the team store.
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