Cherry Blossom Makeover for Nats, Wizards: Tell Us What You Think


WASHINGTON, DC – Spring in Washington, DC means two things: the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin and the return of the Washington Nationals for the start of the new Major League Baseball season.

On Tuesday, the Nationals celebrated the start of the new season by unveiling special uniforms featuring cherry blossom petals and branches, with the city flag. The team will wear the uniforms in select games during the 2022 season, beginning with its home opener against the New York Mets on April 9-10.

The effort is part of the Nationals’ partnership with the Nike MLB City Connect Series, which aims to show the team’s connection to its hometown. The district’s National Basketball Association franchise, The Wizards, launched its own cherry blossom uniforms on Tuesday. To see a gallery of Wizards players wearing their cherry blossom uniforms, visit the Wizards page at

“Washington DC’s cherry blossoms represent hope and a new beginning, making them the perfect symbol of this Nationals team,” Mark D. Lerner, principal owner of the Washington Nationals, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to unveil these beautiful uniforms as an embodiment of the hopeful future of our historic organization as we lead the District of Cherry Blossoms celebration with our friends at the Wizards.”

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto shows off his City Connect cherry blossom jersey and cap. (Courtesy of Washington Nationals Baseball Club)

The Wizards wore their NBA City Edition jersey during Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls at Capital Center.

“Our great partnership with Nike and the Nationals and DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival schedule allowed us to be the first NBA team to announce our 2022-23 City Edition uniform,” said Hunter Lochmann, Chief Marketing Officer of Monumental. Sports & Entertainment, in a Tuesday release. “We know Wizards fans have been asking for a Cherry Blossom Swimsuit for a while, so we’re glad that’s coming to fruition. »

The Wizards’ City Edition uniform features gradients of white, pink, and blue, symbolizing the colors of cherry blossoms and tidal pool water. The uniform will include three flowers which represent the three stars on the district flag. Wizards NBA City Edition 2022-2023 jersey purchase information is available online.

The Budweiser Clydesdales delivered City Connect merchandise, including replica uniforms and cherry blossom caps, to the national team store on Wednesday morning. Merchandise is also exclusively available for sale at the team store, and till Tuesday. On April 5, they will be available for purchase from Nike online and at select outlets before releasing more widely on Sunday, April 10.

What do you think of national and wizard uniforms? Is it a home run or a strike out for the Nats, or a slam-dunk or an air ball for the Wizards? Patch wants to know. Let us know your thoughts on Cherry Blossom Uniforms by taking Patch’s informal survey. We’ll share the results in a future story.


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