In a year when the Phillies are scratching and clawing to reach .500, aesthetics may be the best way to judge them. When you arrange MLB's teams in terms of "baseball skill," they aren't very close to the top.
But if you measure them in terms of "uniform prettiness"... well!
... they're still also far from the top.
As the three seed, the Phillies took down the 14th seed Diamondbacks with skill, only to be taken down by the Dodgers - the dull, blue-on-gray-Dodgers - in the next round.
But, here we are. The Dodgers went on to be destroyed by the Cubs, but it was the Orioles who were eventually crowned champions.
And they wear black and orange, making this a minor victory of sorts.