Here's how MLB celebrated all things red, white and blue on the Fourth of July
It's that time again -- the United States is another year older (242!) and we all celebrate another Fourth of July.
That, of course, means baseball is ready to celebrate the red, white and blue with everything from special themed jerseys and caps tofireworks displays.
In Los Angeles, Chris Taylor got the party started early on Tuesday night with a display of his own, falling just a single shy of the cycle while wearing glorious USA-themed socks. Here's his fourth-inning solo homer:
Players and teams got into the spirit of the day on social media on Wednesday in a variety of ways.
Longtime Cubs organist Gary Pressy commemorated the day with this great musical introduction:
Happy 4th of July! -GP pic.twitter.com/Gm5xamMyAB- Gary Pressy (@GaryPressy) July 4, 2018
The Red Sox and Nationals got underway in D.C. as the day's first game, and Chris Sale was ready:
You're welcome. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/2l2Jpx6tpZ- Red Sox (@RedSox) July 4, 2018
Members of the D.C. cast of "Hamilton" led Nationals Park in a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner:
D.C. United star Wayne Rooney also took in the first game of the day, wishing fans a festive Fourth as well:
After the Red Sox beat the Nats, 3-0, they board the plane dressed to the nines in their red, white and blue best:
Red White & Blue Sox 🇺 pic.twitter.com/hCett8Liyt- Red Sox (@RedSox) July 4, 2018
Kevin Kiermaier can't go out on the lake, as the Rays have a game in Miami, but he did offer this up to those who can:
To all my fellow patriotic americans out there...if you're celebrating this great country out on a boat on the lake or any body of water...im living vicariously through you today. Its tough to be more american than that on this great day- Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) July 4, 2018
Twins catcher Mitch Garver looked ready for the day:
Nelson Cruz's gloves were sparkling:
Dallas Keuchel showed off the Astros' themed cap:
Today, we celebrate this great country. Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing 4th! pic.twitter.com/t1El8LUHCx- Dallas Keuchel (@kidkeuchy) July 4, 2018
His rotation mate Justin Verlander proudly displayed his gear as well:
Hunter Pence was pumped-up:
As was Mike Trout:
Proud to be an American on this #IndependenceDay!!! Happy 4th of July 🇺- Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 4, 2018
Jedd Gyorko's daughter had fun:
Happy 4th everyone!!! 🇺 pic.twitter.com/E6JJcEhOKp- Jedd Gyorko (@JGyorko05) July 4, 2018
Over in Chicago, Kyle Schwarber dressed up for the occasion in very impressive detail:
Kyle Schwarber, more patriotic than you. pic.twitter.com/p5y4UOJrhh- Cut4 (@Cut4) July 4, 2018
Lou Seal shared a photo from the crisp waters near the Bay Bridge:
Up at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez turned up in a hat that would go well alongside Schwarber's beard:
The Red Sox were ready to leave Washington, D.C., in style, fresh off their sweep of the Nationals:
Happy 4th you filthy animals pic.twitter.com/xpteIuqTV4- Joe Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr) July 4, 2018
Here's hoping you have a fun, festive and safe holiday!