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Rays unveil 2018 special event jerseys

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From Mother’s Day pink to Independence Day stars and stripes

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The baseball season is nearly here, and with them the official release of the special event and holiday jerseys teams will be wearing this year. There are always mixed feelings about how the designs look, since some work great with a beloved team’s existing aesthetic while others... really don’t.

This year their are five event jerseys, many of which will have a portion of their sales donated to special charities.

Jackie Robinson Day — April 15

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Licensed royalties from the sales of these items will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Mother’s Day — May 13

I really want to hate these, but that heathered pink is not the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

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As always the caps will be paired with the players using pink bats, wearing pink socks, and sporting pink wristbands, and the proceeds of auctioning those items will go to breast cancer research.

Memorial Day Weekend — May 26-28

The Memorial caps this year feature a smart looking black camo, and the jerseys have a solid khaki green finish.

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Father’s Day — June 17

Same idea as the Mother’s Day designs, but this in a powder blue that complements the Rays existing Columbia blue, so naturally it looks pretty snazzy.

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The MLB continues its support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with the donation of auction proceeds going towards funding prostate cancer research.

Independence Day weekend — July 2-4

First a look at the stars and stripes cap. There are a mix of red and blue caps throughout baseball, and honestly the blue looks best.

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All caps, with the exception of the Toronto Blue Jays, also sport this design on the bill. The Jays version simply reads “Canada.” The band is pretty sweet, though, with the stars and stripes pattern.

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The star theme continues on the jersey, which look very sharp. Especially like that the ray on the sleeve has red accents.

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So what do you think? Any of these new jerseys have you itching to purchase one?