IronPigs to Wear Phillies-Style Powder Blue Jerseys on Sundays
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.
The IronPigs will wear the powder blue throwbacks on Sundays this season. This is a team that is also becoming the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks for one night, and will also wear jerseys calling themselves the Bacon. (This is eventually what happens to an IronPig, it seems, which makes sense.)
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