Phillies: Ranking “Player’s Weekend” jersey nicknames
By John Town
Major League Baseball unveiled their “Player’s Weekend” jerseys where each player could pick their names on the jersey. These are the best of the Phillies.
The Phillies and every other team in Major League Baseball will wear a special jersey for “Player’s Weekend”, Aug. 25-27. In addition to the jerseys, players can wear whatever color gear they want rather than abiding by league policy. It is meant to showcase the players and their unique personalities – take a hint NFL.
The jerseys are a blend of the creme and red alternates with a Phillies-style P in the corner rather than the full name. The hats are actually nice, with a blue liberty bell on a red cap. Here are what the jerseys will look like:
There are some gems in this group and some rather bland names. Here I want to break down the best and worst of the names on the jerseys.
However, I first want to offer up an honorable mention for a former Phillie and near-legendary figure in Philadelphia: