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.