The Phillies Will Wear Another Patch to Honor a Co-Owner You’ve Never Heard of This Season

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This is what happens when you have 428 owners. They’re all rich and old and will die someday. But the season-long patch thing feels like overkill. If someone was private enough to not want to be known by the fans at large when they were alive, then why on Earth would they want to be “honored” on something as visible as the front of a Major League Baseball jersey for 162 games and the Postseason after they die? This will be the third patch the Phillies have worn since 2011 honoring recently passed owners, including three Bucks. In 2011, a “B” patch memorialized Alexander and John Buck. Last year, a “CB” patch paid tribute to Philly’s best sports blog honored Claire Betz. And now, Sally Buck. Am I an asshole? I don’t know, probably. But if you put a patch on your jerseys and one of the most knowledgable fan bases in the country doesn’t know what it means – and believe me, there will be countless Tweets this spring and summer asking what SLB stands for – then why do it? It’s not like a black circle on jersey is the only way to honor someone. There are alternatives to this very specific method– perhaps a video montage, a wreath, or an eternal flame dancing above Ashburn Alley.

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It’s not just you, Dave. Cheerio!

Side note: Phillies Twitter trolls are going to be all over me for this one by about, say, 10:46 this morning.

Side note 2: Only (@Phillies) would hashtag Phillies in a Tweet about the Phillies. They’re like your mom commenting on Facebook pictures and not realizing it’s public. Here’s my credit card number, son, can you order me those towels from the Amazon? Will they email them to me?

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21 Responses

  1. “Am I an asshole? I don’t know, probably.”

    No, you’re right. This is really obnoxious.

  2. Aaahhhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    PS: I heard Nova was going to introduce a patch with the number “2” on their jersey for every future season to commemorate how many games they will play in March Madness until their season dies.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  3. “one of the most knowledgeable fan bases in the country”…And I’m the voice of the Philly fan base! Just ask the Dirty 30.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    1. PhillyPhan98 just tweeted “I cant wait for the RAJ patch”. Hash tag “end the misery”. Ouch! HAHAHAHAHA

    2. Ahn-gelo. Tank you pour dee affection you pro-VIDE-et to me today pour my birthday. Your fake laugh made my day. Pour example, when Bib Kelly said he liked pepperoni pizza, and you laughed so hard you nearly had a coronary. That was wanderful gift.

  4. “Am I an asshole? Probably” At least you understand the commenters now.

    Next uniform patch: honoring the guy who cleans the toilets in the club house.

    RAJ is a fucking moron.

    Thank God David Murphy is at the Daily News to tell us how sad it is to be Ryan Howard.

    I wish Jamie Dukes and Heath Evans would just shut the fuck up.

    Oh, and mumble mouth, fake South Philly, knows nothing about sports Gargano still sucks ass.

  5. “SLB” ALSO STANDS FOR ‘SO LONG BASEBALL’ WHICH IS WHAT I YELL EVERYTIME THE PHILLIES HIT A HR. OR IF IM AT THE GAME AND SOMEONE HITS A ROUTINE FLYBALL TO THE OUTFIELD I JUMP OUT OF MY SEAT AND YELL YHAT TOO

  6. I’m sorry, but if the person never played the game, no patch. Most of the ownership group used the investment as a tax writeoff and don’t know a damn thing about baseball.

    I’ll bet if you showed most of them a photo of CBP, they’d be amazed that it’s the Phillies’ ballpark.

    And to show a superstitious side to this, they’ve absolutely sucked since they’ve started wearing patches for the owners that have died from old age.

  7. It does seem like overkill. At least keep the patch on the sleeve, where they traditionally have been. Putting the HK over the heart was special, because Harry was special. Putting all these anonymous minority owners in the same place instead of the sleeve cheapens that to me. Heck, even Vuk got relegated to the sleeve.

  8. I sent the Phillies an email this morning basically saying I’m sick of the team dressed for a funeral and where does the madness end. For example, does Monty someday get a patch? Dallas Green? Bill Giles certainly will deserve one. And how about Pat Gillick? And on it goes. It must end now.

  9. Imagine how cheap the tickets would be if they had 1 owner instead of 428, it sucks when you have to spend half a weeks pay for your family to go watch a ball game anymore!

  10. For the entire season that the Phils wore that “CB” patch , I thought it meant Citizen’s Bank.

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