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Nails. He wasn’t at the 93 reunion last night, but he’ll be signing autographs at the Sports Vault in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday, August 17 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Chip Kelly continues to be unconventional. He spoke with Peter King, who has a brand spankin’ new Monday Morning Quarterback site. Chip noticed, too:
“I’ve always been a ‘why’ guy,’’ he said. “Like, I want to know why. And a lot of times the why is crazy. I understand it. I just always have been inquisitive. The only thing I won’t accept is because that’s the way we’ve always done it. I ask you: Why did you change from your old Monday Morning Quarterback format to a new one? Well, it wasn’t just for the sake of change. It was because you figured out why it was a better idea, and you thought it made sense.
“That’s the point. The inquisitive part is why do people do this or that? I think the one thing we’re very conscious of is we don’t have an ego in our program. So it’s not: We are gonna do it our way no matter what and I don’t care what anyone else thinks. If it makes sense, and the science is behind it, we’ll do it.’’
He 100% flipped King’s question back around on him. Impressive.
Here are the introductions of the 93 Phils last night. Conveniently dubbed, so you can’t hear Ruben Amaro getting booed out of the stadium.
Amaro was also at the Union match Saturday night, where he was booed:
Todd Pratt told Leslie Gudel that he underwent treatment for head and neck cancer this year. He’s doing well now, but yet another former Phil with cancer.
Sunday Night Baseball, against the Braves. 9:12 p.m.:
pic via (@cuz729)
Cole Hamels’ Big League Chew is available:
pic via (@Cindy610)
A referee at Eagles practice saw no issues with the pace of Chip Kelly’s offense:
“What I’ve seen over the last two days, we didn’t have any problem,” NFL official Scott Green said. “It didn’t seem out of the ordinary, as far as the pace.”
John Gonzalez has more on that.
I think New York has had it with A-Rod:
“I can’t explain to you how the guy can be holding him on, how he can have a short lead … and he gets picked off,” Manuel said. “(Plays like that) inexcusable. When you’re playing like we are now, you’ve got to really be concentrating on staying focused and playing the game right and cutting down and eliminating mistakes. … The more that you see mistakes and the more you see somebody keep making mistakes over and over and over and over, that might tell you what kind of player that he is. If I’m going to be responsible, I think other people have to be responsible too, especially the ones that play the game.”