– New Archbishop Charles Chaput awkwardly rocks a Phillies cap at today's press conference. [Philly Burbs]
– The Sixers released their schedule for a season that might not happen. [Sixers.com]
– The Eagles might run more Cover 2 this year. Glad to see our offensive line coach Juan Castillo is changing things up: [Delaware Online]
“I kind of get that vibe,” Mikell said, when asked if the Eagles were shifting from an aggressive, blitz-happy attack to a tempered Cover 2 scheme. “I know Coach Reid has wanted to run the Cover 2 for a long time. It seems like the past couple of years we’ve been slowly progressing toward that. It might be moving toward that. I think he [Castillo] is going to kind of tweak things here and there. It’s gong to be kind of the same 4-3 but I think it’s going to be a little less based on scheme and more based on guys just kicking somebody’s butt.”
– The Union installed a new LED scoreboard which will be in place for tomorrow night's match. [Union]
– The Phillies have inquired about Leo Nunez. [Hardball Talk]
– Michael Vick brought his anti-dog fighting campaign to congress today. [FOX Philly]
– August 4th is pro wrestling night at the Reading Phillies. Our favorite wrestler and CB reader (!!!) The Blue Meanie will throw out the first pitch. [Reading Phillies]
– Sarah Baicker thinks the Flyers should trade Bobrovsky: [CSN Philly]
The name that sticks out most is Bobrovsky. The 22-year-old goalie will cost $1.5 million next season, which is very expensive for a backup netminder on a team so close to the cap ceiling.
General manager Paul Holmgren has repeatedly said the Flyers aren’t shopping Bobrovsky around. But with workhorse Ilya Bryzgalov as the new No. 1, the need for a young, developing goaltender is significantly lessened. Plus, there’s undoubtedly interest in Bob from teams around the league.
– More Alex Morgan: [ESPN]