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Phils to unveil additional home jersey

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Phillies are set to show off some new new duds for the dudes. In a news conference expected to take place at noon Thursday, the team will unveil its home alternate jersey and cap for 2008.

What will they look like? That depends on what blog or Internet site you visit. One suggests “Philadelphia” across the jersey; if that’s accurate it would be the first time the name of the city has appeared on the jersey since 1900. Another says it will be an all-white jersey and a cap that’s blue with a red beak. The Phils aren’t confirming anything except the announcement.

You might remember the Eagles in September rolled out their yellow-and-blue anniversary alternates for the Lions game. The Birds scored 56 in their lone romp of the season, and the colors seemingly were just as offensive to those used to the green, white and silver.

The Phillies have had their apparel duds, too. A uniform that was all-burgundy with white trimmings, for Saturdays only, made a one-game appearance during the 1979 season before criticism made them disappear. Then came the infamous introduction of the blue caps for home day games in 1994. Those saw the light of day for only as long as it took for the Phils to lose their first two games wearing them.

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