August 23, 2012
The 1990’s version of the Philadelphia Phillies best resembles a roller coaster. In the beginning of the decade they shocked the world and made the 1993 World Series. Unfortunately, by 1995 they were back to their losing ways. In fact, in 1995 the Phillies best player was Ricky Bottalico who posted an rWAR of 2.8.
In memory of the few good years, the Phillies celebrated the 1990’s at retro night last night when they played the Cincinnati Reds. The uniforms the two teams wore came from 1991, a year in which both the Reds and the Phillies posted records of mediocrity.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has announced a new sale. Currently, all MLB jerseys, including batting practice, on field, replica, and authentic jerseys are 25% off. This includes when you purchase the jersey in store or on the internet.
Authentically Speaking Trivia: In what year did the Miami Marlins wear this jersey? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday's Answer: Bernie Parent. Parent played for the Philadelphia Blazers. He was the first NHL player to move to the new WHA and did so in 1973. He left the team the same year and eventually worked out a trade to make his way to the Philadelphia Flyers.