Phillies 1B/OF Rhys Hoskins designs New Era baseball cap

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

In Tuesday evening's series opener against the Colorado Rockies, the Philadelphia Phillies were forced to wear their usual alternate cream-colored day uniforms due to the non-delivery of 1B/OF Rhys Hoskins' double-flapped red helmet, which helps prevent re-injury to his recently-fractured jaw. The Phillies could have worn their usual white home uniform with red pinstripes, but were at risk of the Rockies protesting the game for Hoskins being out of uniform with his blue double-flapped helmet which debuted on Saturday, per The Athletic's Matt Gelb.

It is only fitting that less than 24 hours later after the equipment blunder, the 25-year-old, Sacramento, California, native designed his own New Era baseball cap.

The Phillies Instagram account shared pictures from Hoskins' Wednesday afternoon cap design meeting with New Era:

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Hoskins appeared to have a variety of color palettes and logo options to choose from, and as the bottom right picture suggests, the cap design will be unveiled later on this season.

It is not clear if the cap will be used in-game, such as in a 2018 return of MLB Players Weekend, which last season allowed major leaguers to "let their personalities and passions shine" via nicknames displayed on the back of their jerseys. Regardless, Hoskins has surely been at the center of attention for Phillies Manager of Clubhouse Services Phil Sheridan over the past few days.