When the Phillies play the Cubs at Citizen’s Bank Park August 25-27, both teams are going to look very different.
In a joint venture by the MLB and the MLBPA, the first “Players Weekend” has been announced, giving players a vastly different look and the ability to use nicknames on the backs of their jerseys.
First, the look.
More reserved than some of the other MLB teams, the Phillies will be in these home white jerseys with a large Phillies 'P', while the Cubs will sport a two-toned blue with a large Cubs logo.
The hat is a bit more of a deviation from the normal look.
The hat the Phillies will wear for Players Weekend is red with a baby blue Liberty Bell, which will likely be a big hit at the team store that weekend.
Here’s how all 32 teams will look in their new uniforms.
Finally, perhaps the biggest change of the weekend is that players will be able to wear nicknames across the back of their jerseys. Diego Ettedgui Lacau, communications representative and Spanish interpreter for the Phillies provided this sneak peek at the names the Phillies picked to appear on the backs of their jerseys.
Some players, Nola and Nava, chose to keep things classic with their last name, but others, really got creative with their names. Aaron Altherr appears to pay homage to the famous Key & Peele Substitute Teacher skit with A-Aron, Nick Williams will be known as Nicky Dubs and Ricardo Pinto shall be known as Pinto Bean. Others like Odubel Herrera, Andres Blanco and Tommy Joseph chose names we are familiar with as they went with Torito, Whitey and Tojo.
Players will also be able to customize their cleats and bats throughout the weekend, so there’s sure to be a lot of interesting looks out on Major League diamonds that weekend.
FOXBORO, Mass. — Eagles fans are still enjoying the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. So they’re going to gloat a little bit.
Especially against the team they beat.
Since the Eagles are facing the Patriots in Thursday night's preseason game, it seemed like a good time for one fan to rub it in a little bit. So he hired a plane and told it to fly around Gillette Stadium for an hour in advance of the game.
The banner, of course, features the final score from Super Bowl LII: 41-33. The Eagles had their own fun with the score earlier in the day (see story).
For years, opposing fans would tell Eagles fans to let them know when their team finally won a Super Bowl. Now that the Eagles have actually done it, fans have let everyone know. Repeatedly.
Don’t expect Eagles fan to become quiet about it any time soon.
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The Eagles have taken the chance to troll the Patriots one last time before they face the 2018 runner-ups. Amid the trash talk on social media from fans, the players have joined in and their troll level is simply unrivaled.
It’s clear that the champs are just as excited as you are to take the field against New England.
Here are some of the wonderful posts shared by your Super Bowl LII champions:
Jalen Mills and Stefen Wisniewski took the opportunity to point out that, despite their best attempts, the Patriots were unable to collect a sixth banner to hang at Gillette Stadium.
Malcolm Jenkins took some inspiration from Allen Iverson to share a photo of his step-over moment from the Super Bowl, when he hit Brandin Cooks.
Rodney McLeod also took to Twitter to celebrate his nope moment with Cooks, when he tried to unsuccessfully hurtle over McLeod.
You know Lane Johnson had to get in on the action, too.
It seems that the team is relishing taking one last jab at the 2018 losers before the new season begins. Who are we kidding, the Eagles will never stop trolling the Patriots and we wouldn’t want them to.
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