A redesigned MLB logo with this Philly twist brings back all the 2008 feels - NBC Sports Philadelphia

A redesigned MLB logo with this Philly twist brings back all the 2008 feels - NBC Sports Philadelphia

The logo for MLB has been around for decades and is one of the most iconic symbols in sports. 

We decided to put our own spin on the logo, to personalize it just for the city of Philadelphia. Here’s what we came up with: 

Chase Utley, you are the man

The nickname dates back to Aug. 9, 2006, thanks to the infamous Harry Kalas call. No one knew it then, but Utley would carry this name with him for the remainder of his career. 

He especially lived up to his nickname in the 2008 season — in the midst of his five consecutive All-Star appearances, a career high 33 homers and just one RBI shy of tying his career-best. 

All of his feats of his time as a Phillie has landed him one of our two redesigns.

Lights out Lidge 

One of the most important aspects to the 2008 championship season was the closer, Brad Lidge himself — who was perfect the entire season. 

It’s rare to use the word “perfect” in sports, but that’s what he was. He successfully closed out all 41 games he was brought in for during the regular season and continued his streak into the postseason — his last save, No. 48 — being the one of the greatest moments in Philly sports. 

Prepare for all of the feels in 3 … 2 … 1 …

This moment lands Lidge as the second logo redesign with a Phillies twist. 

Which logo do you like more? 

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How long has 2020 been already? It was only two months ago that the best/worst Phillies tweet of the winter was sent.

We all remember where we were that fateful afternoon.

In the days since Howard Eskin's thumbs betrayed him, Lawrence McCutcheon has been itching to make his presence felt. Andrew McCutchen was all business during spring training, recovering from ACL surgery and readying himself for a return to the top spot in the Phillies' batting order.

With everything slowed down now, McCutchen finally gave his alter ego a chance to shine. This really deserves the 79 seconds of your time.

Everyone has been talking about Lawrence McCutcheon aka “Larry.” Welp, I introduce to you?????... pic.twitter.com/MX61CslYhR

— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 13, 2020

And you thought the retro Cutch vibes ended last summer.

Despite not playing in 10 months, McCutchen has been a constant source of entertainment in Phillies land. We spoke with the former MVP and five-time All-Star earlier this month about his current routine and the silver linings to his unexpected time off.

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Watching elite athletes compete during their high school years is always a delight, but watching them excel in completely different sports is something else.

A clip of Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto made the rounds on Twitter this week, playing high school football at Carl Albert High in Oklahoma.

Phillies Twitter member Jonny Heller dredged up the old video from The Oklahoman's archive, which shows Realmuto executing a pretty slick fake run play-into-bootleg touchdown for the win in double overtime. 

The real highlight, though, is the sideline interview afterwards:

Here is J.T. Realmuto, QB for Carl Albert High School, running in the game winning touchdown in double OT and getting interviewed postgame.

(Credit: Oklahoman Video Archive) pic.twitter.com/aDkH2xzsGu

— Jonny Heller (@JonnyHeller) April 10, 2020

It's not surprising that he begins the interview by explaining how good the opposing team was. Classy move from Realmuto to start.

And then breaking down the play itself - called "117" - and explaining that they'd previously failed to convert with that play on a 4th & 2 is such a cool detail.

It also shows that Realmuto's coach had the ultimate faith in his quarterback to get the job done in crunch time.

Realmuto's MaxPreps page, which is still live, shows a pretty productive senior year as a dual-threat QB. Realmuto completed 111 of 187 passes for 1,937 yds, 20 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He also ran 227 times for 1,412 yards and 25 touchdowns.

That's solid!

Of course, his batting average during baseball season his senior year (.595) was higher than his completion percentage (.594), and he hit 28 home runs and drove in 119 RBI, so it's safe to say Realmuto made the right call.

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