The White Sox were among the first teams to showcase Nike's new MLB City Connect jerseys. Chicago's new threads are pretty sleek with the patented “S” at the beginning of “Southside,” paying homage to the team's roots.
Take a closer look below.
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The White Sox have plenty of new drip, not that La Russa would know much about that.
The Hall of Fame manager has come under fire at various points throughout the season despite the White Sox sitting atop the American League Central. One of the questions during the preseason was whether La Russa's old-school style of managing would gel with Chiago's young and charismatic roster.
Those questions have been tested early. La Russa came to the forefront of debates when he openly blasted designated hitter Yermin Mercedes for homering on a 3-0 pitch in a blowout win over the Minnesota Twins earlier this month. There appeared to be a very clear disconnect between La Russa and his players, though it has yet to result in anything overly disruptive so far.
Indeed, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson recently hinted his teammates would keep grinding and being themselves regardless of the outside noise or any internal disputes.
Baseball is changing, perhaps much to La Russa's chagrin. There is a greater emphasis on fun, excitement and style, all of which the White Sox seem to have with these new jerseys.