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Sunday loss at Miami by Phils thankfully closes the book on Players Weekend

It sounds like so much fun, Player’s Weekend. What happened next was all throughout the MLB baseball world fans complained loudly at what they were seeing the teams wearing. One team in all white, one team in all black. It was repeated through the whole league. Nicknames on the back of the shirts, that you couldn’t even read… very bad, poor by the MLB with this. Twitter and other social media outlets were swamped with complaints and calls for the MLB to stop.

Thousands of Twitter posts on the horrible unis the MLB wore this weekend

The Phillies even fell under the spell of poor play on Sunday as they lost 2 or 3 games to the lowly Miami Marlins in a series that they should have done well. I couldn’t even watch this series, the uniform colors actually caused me to look away from the screen they were so unappealing. But, I listened on the radio feeds to the weekend series, to spare my eyes from the sight of these garish uniforms. Enough is enough, yeah, we get it, let the players have some fun, but this wasn’t too fun for the fans that pay the money to see this.

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The Phillies offense didn’t show up in Miami on Sunday, maybe too much fun on Saturday night?

The Phils could only muster 4 hits in this game, a HR from Rhys Hoskins provided 2 runs, but that was all and it wasn’t enough to win. This team is not a playoff team, it’s probably closer to a team that it is slowly becoming – a .500 ballclub that is in need of serious work in all aspects of the game. What does the sabermetrics department say about this?

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Big Fella “Rhys Hoskins” gets his first HR in many games, he’s been in an epic slump

Upcoming, we have a home series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and another off day Thursday for the Phillies (they seem to have too many off-days lately and it’s not helping them) – and then after this series at home, we’ll welcome in the New York Mets, that will culminate next Sunday night on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Where will undoubtedly hear all about how great the Mets have turned it around and the Phillies have run things into the ground.

It’s getting more frustrating watching this team as the season is going on, I would suspect we will see some booing going on at home, especially if the Phils get behind in the games with Pittsburgh and or New York. They’ve kind of earned it, even though the team went into Boston and won two.

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