from Monday’s game against the Red Sox
Adding to Kyle’s post yesterday, the Phillies will not only be wearing camouflage hats on Memorial Day, they’ll have special jerseys on as well. Yikes. Setting aside the argument that it’s “Memorial Day,” not “Military Appreciation Day,” these are ugly, and it looks like the hats have a different camouflage pattern than the jerseys, so they don’t even match. Based on some quick Wikipedia “research,” it looks like the hats have the “MARPAT desert pattern” while the jerseys have the “MARPAT woodland pattern.” I’m at the mercy of Wikipedia (and a relatively low resolution picture of the jersey’s lettering) here, so if there are any experts out there, let me know if this is wrong.
Interestingly, Uni-Watch got a quote from a publicist saying that the Memorial Day hats are part of a “program” and “first in a series of three,” so look for additional designs on July 4 and September 11. Maybe they crisscrossed their camouflage patterns for the Memorial Day game (or just on the MLB Shop website)?
h/t to Uni-Watch for pointing out the ad copy showing camouflage jerseys as being “worn on-field.”