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Wednesday night is 90s Retro Night at Citizens Bank Park. Which is perfect because the Phils are 68 games out of first, you haven’t heard of any of the middle relievers or bench players, Ruben Amaro is frustrating us and, somehow, neon colors are in again.
The Phils and Reds will wear circa 1991-style uniforms, which are basically the same uniforms worn throughout the 1980s (minor differences detailed in William Henderson's hilariously detailed MLB Game Worn Jersey Guide). Unfortunately, I suspect the Phillies will not splurge for throwback helmets and players will wear bright red undershirts, spikes, and batting gloves, effectively ruining the throwback look by turning it into an unfortunate orgy of clashing red hues that not even pussy magnet Kevin Frandsen and his perfectly-symmetrical face could make look good.
Not even you, Kevin.
Anyway, throwback night on Wednesday. It’s going to be Unbelievable.
Jump on it for a full schedule of events.
WEDNESDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 4:35 p.m.; Other gates – 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, MEGA 1310 AM (Spanish).
- '90s Retro Night. Fans will travel back in time and celebrate the '90s at Citizens Bank Park – come dressed in your best '90s-inspired attire for plenty of surprises!
- Phillies and Reds players and coaches will wear retro uniforms.
- First Ball: Tommy Greene.
- Pregame performance by Spacehog.
- Special '90s version of Citizens Bank Phan Trivia Challenge
- Rotary Strike Out Hunger Night. National Anthem: Rotary Club of Willingboro.
- The Wharton School Night.
- Special Welcome IMH Health.
- Phillies Extraordinary Scholar Winners presented by Verizon Wireless and Cabrini College: Jenna Blackstone of Council Rock High School North (Newtown, Pa.) and Brett Keays of Doane Academy (Burlington, NJ) will be honored for their work in the community while maintaining a minimum B average.
- Player Ticket Programs: Doc's Box – Roy Halladay will host children from Carson Valley Children's Charity; Papelbon's Pen – Jonathan Papelbon will host children from Best Nest.