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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.

Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

By now, you’ve probably seen that adorable video of Gritty experiencing snow for the very first time. It’s sweet and precious, just like our Gritty. 

The video has spread to tons of different outlets on social media, where the love for Gritty is flowing faster than the snow no one expected. Here it is again, in case you missed it. 

 

However, as it hits timelines across the league, it appears that not everyone is impressed with the video. It seems that some of the other mascots across the NHL have become a bit ticked that Gritty is getting all the love. 

Bailey, the LA Kings mascot, seems bit angry that Gritty is getting all this attention. Or maybe he’s ticked that he isn’t also getting snow. He had a few things to say on a repost of the video on social media. 

Because Gritty is well, Gritty, he couldn’t let that one go and fired back with an absolute roast of the other mascot. See his response for yourself. 

We have no words, beyond well played Gritty, well played. As far as we’re concerned, Gritty is undefeated in this league. 

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

Philadelphia was treated to something of a surprise snowstorm Thursday morning.

Weather people are not in mid-season form. They're rusty so to speak. So the accumulation this morning caught plenty of people by surprise.

But there's a bright side to the inconvenience. We all get to witness Gritty, the Flyers young mascot, experience snow for the first time. It did not disappoint. 

"Zamboni dust." Hehe.

The guy from North Dakota across the street was less in awe and more in love with the flakes:

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