The Tampa Bay Rays will wear a new navy blue alternate jersey during the 2009 season. It will debut on Friday, May 1 when the Rays host the Boston Red Sox.
The alternate jersey, designed by the Rays and officials from Major League Baseball, will be worn occasionally at
home and on the road. It is the first addition to the Rays collection of on-field apparel, which was introduced when
the team changed its name, marks and uniforms in November 2007.
The alternate jersey is a navy blue button-down with RAYS outlined in white trim with a light blue shadow across
the chest. The sunburst emanating from the "R" is forty percent larger than the sunburst on the team's home and
road jerseys. Light blue piping surrounds the sleeves and collar and extends down the front of the jersey. The
player's name and number are featured on the back [in navy] outlined in white.
"Rays apparel, marked by our signature sunburst and light blue accents, has been embraced by fans throughout
the state of Florida and across the nation," said Rays President Matt Silverman. "The amplified sunburst on our new
alternate jersey represents the brightness of our organization and its growing impact throughout the Tampa Bay
region and central Florida."
Fans may purchase the Rays new alternate jersey via raysbaseball.com and raysbeisbol.com, at the Rays Tampa Store at 400 N. Tampa Street and the Rays merchandise store at Tropicana Field.