A little controversial on these jerseys, Kyle Schwarber poses in the new Phillies jerseys designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the 2024 MLB jerseys. Mostly that they are not the same quality of the product from the past. The Phillies did their annual media shoot to get each member of the team all dressed up and looking good for whatever they might need this year. But, can you tell the difference in the jerseys? We talked about it on The Anide Summers Show.

MLB Jersey Controversy

The new jerseys were designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics, who is largely based in Philadelphia. A lot of fans are saying that they look cheap. Players haven’t been quiet about their discomfort with them either.

The Phillies classic look will not longer be chain-stitched. More details on that from Uniwatch. In looking closely below, you can tell the stitching of the Phillies on the chest is not stitched the same way.

And then, on top of that, the names on the back of the jersey are very much different. They seem to be, in my personal opinion, pressed on instead of beautifully stitched on. As a life long baseball fan, I am disappointed because the authentic jersey is supposed to be the amazing cream of the crop! But now, it doesn’t look that way.

It looks like I could iron those letters on and make my own MLB jersey, wouldn’t you agree?

MLB See Through Pants

But really it was the pants that had people shocked. Mostly because the white ones are pretty much see through! Photos have bouncing all over the internet of players maybe showing a little too much. Here’s Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani.

The Phillies are lucky because they do have the pinstripes that kind of distract from what it is inevitably see through so not as bad as other uniforms but still not great. You be the judge of the Phillies home jersey in the new Nike/Fanatics style. What do you think?

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