MLB to allow nicknames on back of jerseys, other additions during 'Players Weekend'

Major League Baseball plans to loosen their restrictions on uniform rules for players later this season, according to a memo released by the organization.

According to Yahoo! Sports, for one weekend in August, the MLB will allow players to use custom-made nicknames on the back of their jerseys, wear bright, fluorescent-colored shoes, and add a personalized patch as tribute to someone who left a positive mark on their journey through the majors.

The weekend, called 'Players Weekend', is planned for August 25-27. Yahoo! said the weekend was the result of a negotiation between the league and MLB Players Association.

Each custom jersey worn by players during the weekend will be auctioned by the MLB, with proceeds going to the Youth Development Foundation.

The Cardinals are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays at Busch Stadium on August 25-27.

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