TWO IN A ROW! TWO IN A ROW!
First Nutter, now Phillies alternates.
On Thursday, April 14, a new Phillies red alternate jersey will officially make its regular-season debut during the 1:05 p.m. game against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies players will wear the jersey six times in total, all at home during their mid-week day games – which are Citizens Bank Business Persons Specials – held on Thursday, April 14; Wednesday, May 18; Wednesday, June 8; Monday, June 20; Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, August 4.
The Phillies all-new red jersey design is part of Majestic’s new Flex Base uniform system, a design developed through insights from Major League players, innovative fabric technologies and extensive wear testing over the last two years. All of the new Flex Base uniforms feature a new, lighter weight twill technology and mesh panels on the sides of the jerseys which reduce the overall weight of jerseys by 10-20 percent and enhance freedom of movement.
HOLY PROPHETIC. Fashion editor Dan on Friday, writing about the Phillies’ new spring training uniforms which are virtually identical:
Somehow, the Phillies have managed to avoid having a solid-color alternate jersey (not talking batting practice jerseys, where the Phillies have both red and blue options) well after it’s the norm for teams to have one or even two (the Orioles have orange and black, for example). Off the top of my head, every team except the Yankees and the Phillies has solid-color alternates, so it’s notable that the Phillies continue to be a hold-out here. I mention all of this because, finally, the Phillies have a
batting practicespring training jersey that could be swapped in as a red alternate. No contrasting sidepanels, buttons instead of pull-over; it’s nice! Maybe it could be used for regular games (if the patches, discussed below, were removed), but Majestic would want you to know that “that’s the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard because…” then some gibberish about fabrics for batting practice and game jerseys needing to be different for performance reasons.
He knocked it out of the park. DO NOT READ ANY OTHER WEBSITE. There’s simply no need.
Side note: He wasn’t kidding about gibberish. Good lord:
It appears both the spring training jerseys and alternates are using the same FLEXXXXXXXBASE technology. Majestic will literally do anything to give itself a perceived edge.