The Philadelphia Phillies might’ve been combined no-hit on Wednesday, but they’re right back at it on Thursday. In what will be their final home game of the season, the Phillies will be going out at Citizens Bank Park in style. For Game 5 of the 2022 World Series on Thursday night, the team has elected to wear a fan-favorite uniform.
Bringing the powder blues to the World Series pic.twitter.com/UwOCpqingU
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 3, 2022
“Bringing the powder blues to the World Series,” the Phillies‘ Twitter account posted on Thursday. The powder blues, of course, are a throwback selection by the Phills. They wore them several decades ago, most prominently during 1980, when they won their first World Series championship.
It had been rumored over the past few days that Philadelphia would elect to wear these uniforms. After getting no-hit on Wednesday by Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros, one way to get everyone excited is by choosing a popular look. Suffice it to say, the decision to wear the powder blues Thursday night came with much fanfare and delight.
Which, really, comes as no surprise. The look is fantastic, as any powder blue uniform be. The Los Angeles Chargers sport a great powder blue, as do the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies, though, might have everyone beaten. It’s a classic, signature look, perhaps only rivaled by their cream home jerseys.
The MLB world and Phillies fans alike reacted very positively to the news:
Exactly what we needed. Let’s have a night, Philly. 🔥 https://t.co/k8JJPkcx2R
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) November 3, 2022
I may go feral because this is 110%. https://t.co/AchZ3Yv49h
— Regina Ham (@regina_ham) November 3, 2022
HELL YES https://t.co/i5QeNZFqC9
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) November 3, 2022
Honestly feel like the club/org has done an awesome job with the production of this WS. The first pitches, the guests, the unis, atmosphere hasn't been the problem https://t.co/V5FgtVVeRh
— Playoff Paul (@paul_boye) November 3, 2022
glad a team is finally wearing their cool uniforms in the playoffs https://t.co/ekIkjc0o5o
— yerba matt (@mkrwrt) November 3, 2022
Just saying, the Phillies have never been no-hit in the World Series while wearing powder blues https://t.co/Bt33iUzt5d
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) November 3, 2022
Texans chose Battle Red, so the “Phightin’ Phils” surrendered their actual colors 😏 [Clay Walker intensifies] https://t.co/gXdCYPu8GT
— Paul Gallant (@GallantSays) November 3, 2022
THE best uniforms in all of pro sports 😍 https://t.co/gudFfEbD8U
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 3, 2022
🚨🚨🚨In the running for best unis in the game🚨🚨🚨 https://t.co/VnvlfUngfB
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 3, 2022
— Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) November 3, 2022