Padres to sport new road gray uniforms

Padres to sport new road gray uniforms

Padres to sport new road gray uniforms
SAN DIEGO -- So long, sand.

The Padres have bid farewell to their sand-colored road uniforms for a new gray jersey, which was unveiled on Wednesday.

The gray jersey replaces the sand-colored jersey that the team had used since the 2004 season.

The debut of this road jersey comes one day after the Padres unveiled their new Marine digital camouflage jersey, which will be worn at all Sunday home games.

"With the grays, our intent is to return to a more classic road uniform look," Padres COO and president Tom Garfinkel said in a statement.

"We recognize that sand is a color unique to San Diego, and it is not being eliminated from our marks."

Prior to switching to sand road uniforms in 2004, the Padres wore gray uniforms on the road for 19 seasons (1985-2003).

The new gray jersey and the digital camouflage jersey will be on display Wednesday night at the 13th annual Padres Awards Dinner at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.