We had the opportunity to head down to the season ticket holder batting practice at PNC Park tonight. After taking a few cuts in the cages, we headed to the Hall of Fame Club for a light dinner. In the Club, they were playing a video on loop of the 2013 promotions.
There were four in particular that really stood out:
– A.J. Burnett Free Shirt Friday
Friday, April 12th vs. Cincinnati
– Andrew McCutchen Bobblehead
Saturday, April 20th vs. Atlanta
– A.J. Burnett Bobblehead
Saturday, May 18th vs. Houston
– Replica Sunday Alternate Hat
Sunday, June 16th vs. Los Angeles
The introduction of the new Sunday alternate jersey has been highly anticipated. There is a replica alternate jersey giveaway on August 4th, but they unfortunately did not have a picture of it on the slide show. That hat obviously looks nothing like this possible mock-up we found a few weeks back.
The yellow crown with black bill would certainly be an interesting look. Based on the picture, we assume it’s similar to the hat worn in the early ’70s:
The Pirates wore a comparable uniform back in 2011 when they celebrated the 1971 World Series:
However, this leaves us unsure of how the jerseys will turn out. They could be similar to the ones above, but who knows if they will to go back to that style.
Anyway, more of the promotions should be on display at PirateFest this weekend. Hopefully they reveal the Sunday alternate jersey as well.