Kyle Schwarber rediscovered his power stroke on Thursday. Aug 25, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber (12) hits a home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

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,” 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:

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