After a week’s worth of hype behind their exciting “Smell the Change” campaign, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveiled a collection of new uniforms and logos Monday to be worn throughout the 2014 season.
Though the team has worn an assortment of alternate uniforms over the years, the primary set has been the same since the IronPigs’ inception in 2007.
The new set includes new primary uniforms for regular home and away games, new home uniforms for Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, and a new look cap for batting practice.
While the primary uniforms are similar to the old ones, the new uniforms introduce some serious flavor to the IronPigs franchise. The Friday home uniforms pay homage to the team’s roots in the Lehigh Valley, with jet black jerseys, chrome lettering and steel piping down the legs of the pants. The cap logo appears to be the IronPig literally molten and dripping of liquid metal.
The Saturday home uniforms is where you really smell the change. On the cap, you find a bacon logo. More bacon can be found in the underline of the “Pigs” inscription on the front of the jersey, and one-of-a-kind bacon piping down the legs of the pants.
The Sunday home uniforms, meanwhile, give a nice nod to the parent club of the IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies. With retro mesh jerseys in powder blue, the Pigs show some love to the Phillies clubs of the 1970s and 1980s during which the team went to the postseason in six of eight seasons and won their first World Series championship in 1980.
And finally, the IronPigs gave an overhaul to their batting practice cap. The IronPigs spruced up their official batting practice cap by adding more detail to the logo’s face to add emphasis to the “iron” in IronPigs.
To see more of the IronPigs’ new uniform collection, you can check them out at smellthechange.com. All new apparel should be available in the team store immediately online and at the stadium.
The IronPigs will have the opportunity to officially debut their new look at their season opener on April 3 against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium.
Lou Musto covers the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for Examiner.com. You can follow him on Twitter @LouisMusto for all the latest Lehigh Valley IronPigs news.