Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas has posted a link in the Ticker about how the Phillies will be wearing gold-trimmed jerseys for Opening Night (and maybe for the ring ceremony?. I think they will look sharp. Besides the “Phillies” on the front being outlined in gold, the player name & number on the back and the number & World Series patch on the sleeves will also be outlined.
(Side note on Uni Watch: If you’re into little details about uniforms, that is the site for you. I’m obsessed with it. It’s awesome.)
I remember when the Red Sox did this a few years ago after winning the World Series. It’s something a little different. Not many people will notice, but for those who do, it’s just a little commemoration of what happened last season. It’ll be nice that the team will recognize last season. One final shout-out, and then move on to current business.
However, I hope that it will be a one game only thing and the team will be focused on this season. I’m sure with Charlie and the other leaders on this team, everyone will be focused on moving on.
I really can’t wait for this season to start. It’s going to be awesome.
-Uni Watch(Via Paul Lukas)
Update: Actual photo of the jersey, courtesy of The Fightins
Update #2: Zolecki has further information about this.
they will be worn Opening Day only, and eventually will be auctioned off to benefit Phillies charities. The Phillies also will be wearing a World Series champions 2008 patch on their home uniforms all season. They will not wear the patch on the road.
I’m surprised that they’re going to be wearing a patch all season. I thought it would be a one time only thing. Either way, I’m still excited to see these uniforms on the field.
Update: One last update before the season opener tomorrow night. Pictures have shown up on Phillies.com of the gold trimmed jerseys that the team will be wearing for Opening Night. The first one also shows the team’s new blue alternate batting helmet, not seen around here since 1994.
The pictures also show a close up of the World Series patch that the team will be wearing all season. Pretty nice if you ask me.
(Pictures courtesy of Rosie Rahn.)