Blue Jays tease City Connect jerseys ahead of the 2024 season

After years of waiting, the Blue Jays' turn for City Connect uniforms is finally here.

The Toronto Blue Jays will receive City Connect uniforms in 2024
The Toronto Blue Jays will receive City Connect uniforms in 2024 / Logan Riely/GettyImages
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It's been years in the making, but finally, this is the season the Toronto Blue Jays will receive City Connect uniforms from Nike. The team teased the arrival of the long-awaited jerseys earlier this week after it was confirmed that they were one of nine teams getting the new duds in 2024.

Unfortunately, that's all we know at this point. There isn't even a date for the new uniforms. All we know is that it will be sometime between Opening Day and the All-Star Break, according to Brent Maguire of MLB.com.

We do know who else will be getting new uniforms. The Blue Jays will get the City Connect uniforms along with eight other teams this season: Cleveland Guardians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who will receive its second version of the uniforms.

What will the Blue Jays City Connect uniform look like?

The City Connect uniforms are designed to celebrate each city's unique culture, history, and spirit that connects the community to the team.

We're all curious to see what direction Nike and the Blue Jays go with this design, which the team will wear for designated home games. There haven't been any leaks of the designs to this point, which might be for the best. Other teams have had their supposed designs leaked, like the Phillies, and it didn't go over well in the City of Brotherly Love.

If we're being honest, the Blue Jays should probably get Country Connect jerseys. The team is in a unique geographic situation compared to the other 29 clubs in MLB. It's more than just the city of Toronto — the Jays have a history with and connection to all of Canada, all 5,514 km from east to west and even the 4,634 km north to Ellesmere Island, Nunavut.

Blue Jays pitcher Chris Bassitt weighs in with his design idea

Jays hurler Chris Bassitt, not one to shy away from speaking his mind, put his two cents in about the new City Connect uniform designs on X (formerly Twitter). The righty wants his new drip to harken back to the black alternate jerseys the team wore from 2004 to 2011, and represent the entire country, of course.

While we give him kudos for wanting to include the entire country, the call to use what has been referred to as the most hated Blue Jays jersey might not go over well with parts of the fanbase.

For now, all we can do, along with Bassitt, is wait for the official announcement to see what Nike has in store for the team and the fans this season.