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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are turning back the clock this year — on Sundays, at least.
Today, the Phillies’ AAA minor league affiliate announced a “historic agreement” with Majestic that makes it the first minor league baseball team to don “the same revolutionary Flex Base uniform system” that major league players wear. (I’ll go with Magna Carta, Treaty of Paris and this Iron Pigs/Majestic thing as the three top agreements of all time.)
So, some Phillies minor leaguers will have state-of-the-art jerseys this season. Great! But, more importantly, the IronPigs introduced some alternate jerseys this year — including one that pays tribute to the powder blues worn by the Phillies in the 1970s and ’80s. Read more »
The Phillies farm team will be the Cheesesteaks for one special night | Via the Lehigh Valley IronPigs
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies AAA minor league affiliate knows the best way to a fan’s heart is through his stomach. On Sundays the team sports bacon themed caps, jerseys and pants. This season the team will change its name to the Cheesesteaks for one night as a salute to the IronPigs Major League parent, the Philadelphia Phillies.
The team is currently holding a contest to decide the on-field cap to wear with their cheesesteaks jerseys; two versions are available to choose from, one with onions and one “witout.” Voting for #TeamWit or #TeamWitOut is being held via social media and on the website, LVcheesesteaks.com.
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A report from ESPN says the bacon-themed gear of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is a huge hit. People like bacon? Who would’ve thought!
The team has sold almost 3,300 of the bacon hats and 1,500 bacon-strip scratch-and-sniff T-shirts that promise to smell through at least 10 trips in the washing machine.
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