Major League Baseball unveils uniforms for special events this season

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There are always special uniforms and colors for the All-Star Game. Special caps for Memorial Day and other holidays. Pink accents for Mother’s Day and blue ones for Father’s Day. This year, however, it seems like MLB is making some extra effort to make the little bits of celebratory and memorial flair stand out.

For the first time clubs will celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in specially designed uniforms. As in previous years, uniform designs were also created to recognize Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. In addition, new looks will be featured during the All-Star events in San Diego with special caps worn during the All-Star Game and some cool Padres-influenced jerseys for the Home Run Derby.

Mothers’ Day will have pink subtly stitched into regular jerseys and clubs will be wearing gray caps with pink accents:

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Father’s Day will be basically the same deal but with blue:

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Memorial Day will once again, be a camouflage thing which I’ve never quite cared for given that the holiday is about fallen servicemen and women as opposed to the military itself, but that ship has long since sailed, apparently:

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Fourth of July will feature stars and stripes on the jerseys and either a red or blue star motif on the caps:

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The Home Run Derby has all kinds of 1970s-Padres style fun:

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Finally, the All-Star Game will have caps of its own as well. Note the little star shaped rivet/air hole thingies:

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As is always the case, sales of these caps and jerseys will support charities with which MLB is partnered. The Mother’s Day stuff will benefit Susan G. Komen, Father’s Day will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand up to Cancer, Welcome Back Veterans and the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services’ “Support Our Troops Fund” will also benefit.

Phillies’ Bryce Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

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PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.

The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.

The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.

Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.

Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.

Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.

With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.