Major League Baseball has released this year’s version of alternate uniforms and caps for a number of holidays on the 2017 summer calendar.
Some of them are beautiful, some are OK, and some are not something I’d wear if you paid me.
Well, scratch that. If you paid me, I’d wear pretty much anything.
Here is what the Phils will be wearing for those special occasions this summer.
The heather red All-Star Game cap is one of the most beautiful baseball caps I’ve ever seen. It is gorgeous, and there can be no other opinions on the matter other than this.
The Father’s Day heather-powder blue is pretty good, too, while the Memorial Day hat will certainly be appealing to some.
Once again this year, MLB teams will wear pink-infused uniforms in celebration of Mother’s Day, while the unis switch to camouflage green for Memorial Day.
The Father’s Day light-blue is a repeat from last year, but this year’s Independence Day jerseys appear to have a little more flourish to them this year.
Honestly, I really like the home, pinstriped July 4 jerseys. They’re sharp.
Participants in the All-Star Futures Game and the Workout Day, which includes the Home Run Derby, will wear the garish orange and black uniforms in honor of the host city for the event, Miami. Players will also wear a star on one of their sleeves with a number in the middle of it, which will represent the number of individual All Star selections.
But one of the coolest aspects of the uniforms this year are the socks.
Yes, the socks.
Hopefully, players will be wearing high pants those days. See? Socks CAN be fun!
Proceeds will be donated to a number of charities on these holidays, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation (Mother’s Day), Prostate Cancer Foundation (Father’s Day), Stand Up To Cancer (Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) and MLB Charities (for Memorial Day and Independence Day).
Obviously, when MLB releases these new looks, fan reaction is varied, both good and bad. Here’s a sampling of the reaction on Twitter.
Memorial Day, 4th of July, All-Star Hats
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day (which I’ll be covering for my series!), All-Star Jersey
— TK Lee (@officialtklee) April 11, 2017
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