Rhys Hoskins’ new helmet gets meme treatment
Rhys Hoskins is going with the “safety first” look as he makes his return from a recent jaw injury, and it’s leading to quite the reaction from social media.
The Philadelphia Phillies phenom was back in the lineup on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers and sported a helmet with double protective flaps.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 9, 2018
Twitter could not get enough of Hoskins’ look, and the memes soon arrived.
“I like kara-tay” -Rhys Hoskins? pic.twitter.com/qaNpvw8R1Z
— MLB Spongebob (@MLBSponge) June 9, 2018
— ???????????????????????? (@NombreEsJustin) June 9, 2018
— Adam Brodsky (@adambrodsky) June 9, 2018
— Adam Jacobs (@ItsOKItsAJ) June 9, 2018
“Let’s roll” says Rhys Hoskins, wearing a custom-made helmet with protective flaps on both sides that make him look like a cross between a NASCAR driver and a Jetsons character.
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) June 9, 2018
Rhys out here like pic.twitter.com/e6mLeODMnB
— Manic Panic® (@EvsH72) June 9, 2018
Hoskins’ double-flapped helmet is in. Roughly a hybrid of these two. pic.twitter.com/pgvEmcC5MJ
— Ben Harris (@byBenHarris) June 9, 2018
Hoskins, who was just activated from the 10-day disabled list with a fractured jaw he suffered when he fouled a ball off his face, got the last laugh though — he homered, singled, and drove in three runs on the afternoon. As such, something tells us that his new helmet is probably here to stay.