Phillies cream and powder blue jerseys are both missing with no estimated time of arrival
Yesterday afternoon, the Phillies took the field at Citizens Bank Park for the series finale against the Oakland Athletics. The Phillies won the series against the A’s, winning two of three games, doing so wearing their red pinstripe jerseys.
Typically, we see the Phillies in their home alternate cream jerseys on Sundays at Citizens Bank Park, which have been wearing since 2008. That obviously didn’t happen yesterday, which left many fans wondering if they cream look was being phased out for the Phillies, but that’s not the case either.
According to reports, Fanatics weren’t able to deliver the uniforms in time, leaving the Phillies with no other option than red pin stripes for each game against the Athletics.
“They weren’t able to deliver the uniforms in time,” Phillies executive vice president Dave Buck said Sunday morning. “It’s a shame because our fans really like them. But the supplier [Fanatics] is backed up and doing the best they can.”
To make matters worse, the Phillies’ retro powder blue jerseys for Thursday home games have yet to arrive as well, leaving the team with just red pinstripes at home and the boring, gray uniforms on the road. According to reports, there is no estimated time of arrival for either jerseys at Citizens Bank Park.
Fanatics continues to have major supply chain issues. Have you tried to buy an NBA jersey lately? If you tried to purchase a new 76ers Spectrum Jersey, you’re probably still waiting for it. Hell, we ran a contest on The Liberty Line for a James Harden jersey at the NBA Trade Deadline and it’s not even scheduled to ship until May 18th. What a mess.
The issue with Fanatics has hit basically every major sports leave. The Philadelphia Eagles and the rest of the NFL were forced to delay their throwback uniforms another season due to the same supply chain issues.
These issues aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The MLB is locked into their deal with Fanatics through 2029, the NFL through 2028, and the NBA through 2027. It also means that any NBA alternates for next season could be delayed alongside any upcoming MLB City Connect or NHL Winter Classic uniforms.
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