Mike Schmidt in the Powder Blues

The Phillies Bust Out The Throwback Powder Blues On Throwback Thursday


I LOVE IT. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, the throwback powder blues are a sweet-looking jersey. The Powder Blue jerseys were the away jerseys for the Phillies during the 1970s and 1980s. The Phillies will be wearing these on certain Thursday home games throughout the year.


If you have never seen the powder blues, this is a good picture of them. There is no doubt in my mind that you will hear all sorts of different takes on this jersey. Some “hardcore,” baseball fans will not like the colored pants. Others will not like that the entire uniform is the same color. If you ask me, and yes I am aware that I have already told you how I feel, I LOVE THEM. I actually have an old throwback jersey of Mike Schmidt, and I bet you can guess what jersey it is. Yup, you guessed it, the POWDER BLUES.


I think I like these jerseys so much because they are throwbacks. Who doesn’t love a good throwback jersey? I mean come on. Think about some of the best jerseys of all-time. The Vince Carter purple Raptors jersey, brown and gold Tony Gwinn jersey, the throwback Diamondbacks jersey. These are all great throwback jerseys that you can picture in your head.


It might just be me, but I think Jake Arrieta was born to wear this jersey. He looks like an old-school guy who should be pitching with Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson. These powder blues most certainly look good on him.

I think you are getting the point, I LOVE the powder blues. But if you don’t, you won’t have to worry. The Phillies will only be wearing these on certain Thursday home games. I’m not quite sure how someone could not like these jerseys, but that doesn’t matter because the Phillies are 1-0 on the season while wearing them.

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