At today's Phillies "road" game against the Toronto Blue Jays, I spotted several Phillies jerseys that made me laugh, angry, or both at the same time. Here are a few of the jerseys I managed to snag pictures of with my cell phone camera. Feel free to make fun of them in the comments section.
Despite Raul's struggles through 2010, Charlie has continually written "#29 Ibanez" onto his lineup card. Fear no more. And no, Domonic Brown hasn't been called up. Instead, "#29 Maggie" will be taking his place. She should probably bat after the pitcher.
More after the jump.
I'll admit, the following picture isn't the best quality. But that's beside the point. First off, it's probably not the best idea to purchase a Joe Blanton jersey. But since when has Big Joe wore #65? That's right…never. Seems like a good jersey to wash your car with.
The Phillies have had several highly-touted prospects over recent years. Popular names include Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, and more recently, Domonic Brown. Although he was in our system, I don't recall Jason Jaramillo ever projected to be our starting catcher one day. This guy took his chances and lost. (For the record, Jaramillo is currently backing up Ryan Doumit in Pittsburgh and batting .180.)
You know who Wagner was. The following jersey should have been burnt the second Wagner signed with the Mets.
The following relief pitcher had a career 4.40 ERA with a record of 22-23. He wore #35 with the Phillies, hurling pitches from the Veterans Stadium mound until he was traded for Dan Plesac in 2002. The guy wearing Cliff Politte's jersey below must have been his biggest fan. Cole Hamels has filed suit.
And finally, one more reason to hate custom jerseys.
There you have it ladies and gentlemen. Next time you go to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the Fightins, I recommend a non-customized jersey. When in doubt, wear the jersey of a past great or Chase Utley.