Gausman jokingly wanted Alcatraz-themed City Connect swimsuits originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The giants unveiled their Nike City Connect jerseys eight hours before Kevin Gausman took the mound at Oracle Park against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Gausman will be able to wear the fog and the Golden Gate Bridge-inspired jerseys this weekend when he makes his next start against the Washington Nationals.
And while Gausman likes the design released by the team, he actually wants the alternative uniforms to be much, much bolder.
“They’re super cool, super unique,” Gausman told reporters after the Giants’ 5-3 loss to the Cardinals. “I was joking, they probably could have made them a little moreâ€¦ noisy. The fog isâ€¦ I think there is so much more to the city than the fog. But that’s just my personal opinion. I think so. that they should have dressed us as prisoners in Alcatraz or something like that.
“I thought it would have been great, but I’m not making those decisions.”
The City Connect jerseys have been released with mixed reviews from fans, but Gausman is confident fans will embrace them.
â€œThey will be cute,â€ Gausman said. â€œI think the fans will really like them. Having the orange Golden Gate [Bridge] on the sleeve is super cool and I think fans will enjoy seeing them. “
In the traditional Cream home jerseys on Monday, Gausman was untouchable for six innings and delivered a hit in the seventh inning before Giants nemesis Nolan Arenado struck left with an out. From that point on, Gausman was very attainable, as he allowed two runs on a triple to center Matt Carpenter.
Gausman contested in seven innings and ended up being defeated after flirting with history for 6 1/3 innings.
If Gausman is able to pull off a win – or even throw a hit – in the fog-inspired City Connect jerseys this weekend, he might not be asking for major changes to the size of the uniforms from Alcatraz.