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Phillies to sport powder blue uniforms at select 2018 games

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Phillies to sport powder blue uniforms at select 2018 games

Everybody loves the powder blues and the Phillies are bringing them back for select games in 2018.

The organization sent out a press release on Tuesday featuring a ton of info on promotions and giveaways for the 2018 season.

In addition to celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 World Champion team on Alumni Day on August 5 (Brad Lidge bobble figurine!), the team will pay tribute to the 1993 NL Champs squad with a John Kruk BP pullover on June 10.

But aside from the sweet swag fans will receive, the Phillies players will rock the powder blues on select Thursday games.

"Also new this season: Throwback Thursdays! On select Thursday home games the team will sport powder blue uniforms from the 1980s. More details for all of these throwback promos to come at a later date," the release states.

You may recall the Phillies wore the powder blues on a retro night against the Brewers in 2017.

As far as other fun promotions, Star Wars night will return to benefit Stand Up to Cancer. There will also be a special Snoopy-themed Phanatic bobble on a PEANUTS-themed night.

Ben Simmons asks: Should Sixers bring back old school black jerseys?

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Ben Simmons asks: Should Sixers bring back old school black jerseys?

Does Ben Simmons know something we don't?

The Sixers have already unveiled their alternative jerseys for the 2017-18 season, including the retro "Spirit of 76" City Edition complete with Liberty Bell as well as the red Statement Edition look with scripted Sixers font.

But that didn't stop Simmons from polling his Twitter followers as to whether the team should bring back the old black jerseys from the Iverson era.

Fans were overwhelmingly supportive of bringing back the black — myself not included. Almost 32,000 people voted in his poll with an 80-20 result favoring bringing them back.

Now the question becomes, was Ben used by the team to gauge fan interest for potentially bringing them back down the road? Or was he simply posting something he happened to be thinking about?

https://twitter.com/BenSimmons25/status/933135744054333440

Here's what the NBA website says about the 1997-2009 era unis: 

1997-2009 - The Sixers unveiled a completely new look including the first major logo change since becoming the Philadelphia 76ers in August of 1963. In keeping with the traditional red and blue, the logo was “modernized” by adding silver, gold and black. For the first time in franchise history, the Sixers wore black uniforms on the road. Trimmed in red and gold, the jersey that features the word “SIXERS” on the front with white numbers trimmed in red on the back. At home, a white jersey features black numbers trimmed in red. Philadelphia added a hot new second road uniform combining the styles of the old and the new.

Sixers to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

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Sixers to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

The Sixers announced on Wednesday morning that they'll be unveiling their fourth edition jersey in the near future to be worn on seven tribute nights with a "Spirit of 76" theme to them.

It will include a bell logo on both the jerseys and at center court of the Wells Fargo Center.

"'Spirit of 76,' introduces a new 'bell' logo, inspired by imagery from Philadelphia's 1976 bicentennial celebration, a special center-court logo signed by 76ers full season ticket members, collectible tickets and membership boxes for season ticket members," the team said in a statement.

The team will also unveil three new sculptures at their Camden training facility to go along with the campaign.

“We are excited to announce the ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign as it provides another incredible opportunity to celebrate the proud tradition of the 76ers with the city of Philadelphia, our fans, players and alumni,” said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chris Heck. “The ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign honors the legendary icons who paved the way for this organization, while recognizing the passion and intensity of our fans.”

The City Edition jerseys will join the Association Edition (home), Icon Edition (road), and Statement Edition jerseys this season.

Below is a list of games for the "Spirit of 76" campaign where the special jerseys and court will be featured.

Thursday, Dec. 21 vs. Toronto Raptors

Friday, Jan. 5 vs. Detroit Pistons 

Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Miami Heat

Friday, Feb. 9 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 

Friday, March 2 vs. Charlotte Hornets

Friday, March 16 vs. Brooklyn Nets

Friday, April 6 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 

And here's a glimpse at the court.