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Phils to rock all-red jerseys on select dates

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will have a new look for a few games this season at Citizens Bank Park.

The team announced it will wear red alternate jerseys during six midweek games: April 14, May 18, June 8, June 20, July 6 and Aug. 4. The Phillies tout the jerseys as being part of Majestic's new Flex Base uniform system, which features a lighter weight twill and mesh panels. It reduces the weight by 10-20 percent.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will have a new look for a few games this season at Citizens Bank Park.

The team announced it will wear red alternate jerseys during six midweek games: April 14, May 18, June 8, June 20, July 6 and Aug. 4. The Phillies tout the jerseys as being part of Majestic's new Flex Base uniform system, which features a lighter weight twill and mesh panels. It reduces the weight by 10-20 percent.

"We're excited to bring a new, colorful look to Citizens Bank Park this year," Phillies senior vice president of marketing and advertising sales David Buck said in a statement. "We have great respect for the history of our uniform, so by going with a simple, classic design, we feel we've been able to balance a new look with our storied tradition."

It will be the second time the Phillies have worn red jerseys during a regular-season game. It last happened in May 1979, when the team wore an entirely all-burgundy uniform at Veterans Stadium.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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