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October 24, 2023

NLCS: Phillies rep locally-inspired Ted Lasso "Believe" shirts during batting practice

And Bryce Harper showed up to CBP ahead of Game 7 wearing the Sixers' new City Edition jersey.

Ahead of the game and the moments that will make or break the Phillies' entire season Tuesday night, the players are keeping the faith, and quite literally wearing it on their shirts. 

During batting practice Tuesday prior to the do-or-die Game 7 of the NLCS against the Diamondbacks, and throughout the series, a few players – such as third baseman Alec Bohm and designated hitter Kyle Schwarber – could be seen wearing Philly-inspired Ted Lasso "Believe" shirts, which were delivered courtesy of Delaware County-based apparel company Phillygoat, per CBS3

"I really feel like this is our moment," company founder Ryan Cassidy told the station. "The city is going to rally behind the team tonight."

Because even though the run has gotten rough at points, especially right now following Monday night's concerning loss in Game 6, the belief that the Phils can win the World Series ever since they finally broke through last season has always been there. 

And as everyone's favorite soccer coach would put it: "Belief doesn't just happen because you hang something on a wall." 

Nor from a shirt you put on, though it is a pretty sick shirt. 

Harper arrives in Sixers' new City Edition jersey

Repping, pandering, however you want to put it, Bryce Harper loves to keep finding ways to connect himself to Philly. 

So it's probably of little surprise that when he arrived to Citizens Bank Park to prep for Game 7, he already had the Sixers' new City Edition jersey – with a design inspired by Reading Terminal Market – ready to go.

From wearing a Kelly Green Eagles jersey to the ballpark after they were finally unveiled late in the summer to various nods to the city and its sports history through the designs of his cleats, bats, and even batting gloves, Harper is always paying some sort of tribute to Philadelphia, and the new Sixers jersey is just the latest – though perhaps the most unstable depending on how Tuesday night plays out. 

The Phillies' entire season is on the line, and the Sixers just haven't been in the city's good standing ever since their latest playoff failure back in May. 

So this could either be good or horrible luck for the Phillies, and maybe an optimistic or downright awful look for the Sixers.

Brace yourself. 

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