The 2008 Phillies will go down as one of the most loved teams to ever play in the city of Philadelphia, and while most have moved on, the nicknames we called them back in the day, and some we didn’t, will appear on real Major League Baseball jerseys this season.
During the weekend of August 25-27, the first-ever Players Weekend will allow Major Leaguers to wear nicknames on the back of new-look jerseys for the first time. Here’s what the current Phillies team will look like, which features some interesting nicknames.
Here’s a look at how the still-active members of the 2008 World Series team will suit up.
Chase Utley, embracing his age and look, will be known as Silver Fox.
Cole Hamels, as he was known with the Phillies, will be Hollywood.
Chooch, will be known as Chooch.
Jayson Werth will simply be known as Dub.
Ryan Madson will wear Blest. Perhaps “Bridge to Lidge” was too long.
Joe Blanton will slim down his name, as he has his appearance, to Joe B.
J.A. Happ will go with Happer.