Across baseball Friday night, alternate jerseys were worn, sporting fun nicknames on the back to kick off MLB's Players Weekend.
However, perhaps the game's hottest hitter didn't get to participate.
Because Rhys Hoskins was just recently called up to the big leagues on Aug. 10, the slugger making history did not have the chance to sport a unique moniker.
"I didn't mind," Hoskins said postgame Friday. "I would have liked to be a part of it just because it's something that's pretty cool going around MLB — it's a pretty special weekend for the players and the charities that are involved."
No nickname, no problem. Hoskins slugged another home run to spark the Phillies' 7-1 win over the defending champion Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. In doing so, he became the first player in major-league history to have nine homers in his first 16 games.
So, what would Hoskins' nickname have been?
"'Hosk' is the name that I think everyone goes to in the clubhouse," he said. "We might have added a 'Big' — 'Big Hosk.' But I guess we'll never know."
How about Babe Hoskins? Seems appropriate.
Anyway, Hoskins has caught the eye of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. The two tweeted props to each other on Friday night.
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.
Now we know why.
Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night.
You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.
Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.
Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.
And it probably won't be the only time.
Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."
He also sent a message with his fresh new look.
Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.
No, not Andrew Bynum.
We're talking about Allen Iverson.
"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."
Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”
Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?
"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."
"I think it looks OK," Embiid said, always his toughest critic.