3. Canada Day alternates (2013-present)
Every year since 1996, the Blue Jays have worn a Canada Day-themed version of their uniforms to celebrate our nation’s birthday. There have been some duds and some dandies, but no look has quite hit the spot like the current red jerseys.
Although some of the past Canada Day looks have taken some risks, none go as far to fully lean into the patriotic theme as the most recent red threads. The jersey is drenched in red, with a sewn-on Canadian flag adorning the sleeve.
The cap keeps the Canada theme going, with the regular Blue Jays logo being replaced by a stylized maple leaf.
The Blue Jays have an abysmal 15-26 record on Canada Day, but a couple of recent games played in the red uniforms have produced some iconic moments.
Although it did end in a loss, who could forget the Blue Jays’ 19-inning slog against Cleveland in 2016, and the ensuing Twitter barbs exchanged between then-Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer and Blue Jays fans?
Then, there’s Steve Pearce’s walk-off grand slam to complete an epic seven-run ninth-inning comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Although not a Canada Day moment (the homer was hit on July 30), the Blue Jays were rocking their reds on the day, a move that they made several times during the 2017 season to commemorate the 150th anniversary of confederation.