Don't Be Alarmed When The Phillies Are Not Wearing Red Tonight

Be prepared because the Philadelphia Phillies will not be wearing any red in their uniforms tonight against the Pirates.
Apr 2, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (3)
Apr 2, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper (3) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies returned home in style by beating their in-state rival, the Pittsburgh Pirates. We saw three home runs and a couple of Sketch celebrations that have us hoping the offense is ready to ramp up. And the Phillies will continue keeping with the times as they take the field Friday night.

Major League Baseball and Nike introduced a line of uniforms called "City Connect" in 2021. Each year, a handful of teams are selected to debut their uniforms, which are flashy and tell a story about the team and/or the area the team plays in.

2024 is the year the Phillies have been selected to participate in the campaign. The design was released last week, and they will make their on-field debut tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies To Debut City Connect Threads Friday Night

The Philadelphia Phillies will wear their City Connect uniforms for the first time on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The design was introduced to the public last week, and tonight is the night we will see the players wearing them on the field for the first time.

The "Philly" across the chest features a font that represents the font found in our country's founding documents, as well as the crack in the Liberty Bell. The colors are the same as those found in Philadelphia's city flag. The dark pants and light tops represent a city unafraid to rise to the occasion.

The sleeve patch features the logo of the City of Brotherly Love. The hats match the color of the uniform and have the Liberty Bell at the front. The uniform as a whole is a dedication to the city of Philadelphia and its rich history.

At first, the response to the uniforms was not family-friendly. But as time has gone on, more people seem to be buying into them. We saw a few in the stands last night, and I bet we'll see even more tonight.

Whether this campaign is truly to honor and bring attention to the cities or if it's just a way for MLB to get us to spend more money, they'll probably never admit to it. But City Connect seems to be here to stay for a while, so we might as well get used to it.

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