Phillies Minor League Squad Will be the Cheesesteaks for One Night
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.
The uniforms, which feature black jerseys with the word “Steaks” emblazoned across the front chest in a dripping Cheese Whiz yellow, will be worn during a game on Friday, June 10th.
Surprisingly, this isn’t even the first time this year a sports team featured Cheese Whiz on a jersey. In February, the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League rechristened themselves the Green Bay Cheese on Saturday, March 5th and wore cheese themed jerseys. Each player’s name was replaced with a type of cheese. One player was lucky enough to be “Cheez Whiz.”
Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks merchandise is also available at the IronPigs’ home ballpark and online.
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LVCheesesteaks [Official Site]