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Red Sox go bold with Boston Marathon-inspired alternate uniforms

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If you attend the Boston Red Sox' home series against the Chicago White Sox later this month, you may think the UCLA Bruins are in town.

Major League Baseball and Nike are collaborating to produce a series of "City Connect" alternate uniforms in 2021 for seven teams, one of which is the Red Sox.

Here's a look at the Red Sox' "City Connect" uniforms ... which don't include even a trace of red.

So, what's going on here? The yellow and powder blue threads are inspired by the color scheme of the Boston Marathon, which is run on Patriots' Day every year ahead of the Red Sox' matinee game at Fenway Park.

Boston will be the first MLB team to debut its "City Connect" uniform, wearing the uniform during its April 17 and 18 contests against the White Sox at Fenway Park. The team will wear its white and red "Boston Strong" uniform on Patriots' Day to keep with a tradition that began in 2014.

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If you can get over the drastic color scheme change, these are pretty slick uniforms that pay homage to a Boston staple. The Red Sox and the Boston Marathon have been closely connected since David Ortiz's impassioned speech on 2014 Patriots' Day following the 2013 Marathon bombing.

The threads also include a patch of the city's "617" area code on the sleeve.