See the Rockies' nickname jerseys for Players Weekend at Coors Field

Arnold Nichols
August 10, 2017

From Aug. 25-27, players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth-league uniforms.

In the case of the New York Yankees though, it gives players to wear names on the back of their jerseys, period.

In addition, the usual color restrictions on shoes, batting gloves, compression sleeves and other accessories will be relaxed, allowing players to express themselves a bit more. We'll see the likes of "The Machine" for Albert Pujols to "KIIIIID" for Mike Trout ("SLIM" for Cameron Maybin is our personal favorite).

Last year, Bryce Harperset out on a mission to "MAKE BASKEBALL FUN AGAIN", and with "Players Weekend", which will take place later this month when the Phillies host the defending champion Chicago Cubs, Major League Baseball seems to be taking a small, but appreciated step toward addressing that problem.

"The journey from youth leagues to Major League Baseball is one that players don't take alone", Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. said in a statement. But Players Weekend appears to be the first time that nicknames will be used by a major sport on a league-wide basis. The Rockies will be hosting the Braves at Coors Field during what's billed as Players Weekend.


Jose Altuve will wear "Tuve" on the back of his jersey.

Game-worn jerseys from Players Weekend will be auctioned off at MLB.com/auctions, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the MLB/MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.

For more information on this year's Players Weekend, visit the link here.

MLB.com only shows Miguel Cabrera for the Tigers - and he will have "Miggy" on the back of the uniform. The event coincides with the final weekend of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. "It's something different. I don't think it'll be a bad thing".

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