The Phils don’t stink anymore. Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere have matching injuries. Carson Wentz Sam Bradford. Cameron Rupp. Joey Votto’s a dick. And the Sixers are of course the first team to profit from something.
Let’s hit it!
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The Phillies’ comeback to the Reds was pretty good:
.@Reds he seems like a really fun guy.
— Phillies (@Phillies) May 15, 2016
Hey, somebody is teaching the Phils social media!
Aww– G and Ghost had matching injuries. Ron Hextall, in a statement:
Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere are both scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday, May 17th to have their right hips repaired as well as bilateral lower abdominal tears repaired.
Their hip surgery will be performed by Dr. Eric Kropf and their abdominal surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers.
We expect both players to be able to return to full activity in 10-12 weeks.
The excellent Robert Huber profiled John Middleton for Philly Mag. [We’ll have more on this later.]
The Sixers only got $5 million per year? That’s… not a lot.
Sixers Stubhub deal is reportedly $5m a year for 3 years. Union's first Bimbo deal was $3m a year, now I think it's… $2.4m per year
— Kevin Kinkead (@KevinKCBS3) May 16, 2016
John Bolaris really wants to sell Carson Wentz a condo, because nothing says exclusive black label like an unsolicited public Tweet:
@cj_wentz Real estate specializing in Sports relocation Sr VP Black Label
Located Rittenhouse Square Bolaris@thecondoshops.com
— JOHN BOLARIS (@JohnBolaris) May 15, 2016
Obama… chose… to give… his last Presidential commencement… at Rutgers:
Phil Mushnick, a grey relic from sports yesteryear where men were men and women were the fleshy vessels that blew them under hotel bars, writes about Katie Nolan (whom he dislikes because she’s a woman who doesn’t exist solely to blow him under a hotel bar) winning an Emmy:
Class Dismissed: Katie Nolan, host of FOX Sports 1’s “Garbage Time” — well named, as her show is predicated on appealing to young males who could confuse a smug, vulgar, desperately un-clever young woman for entertainment — last week won a sports Emmy.
And to that she tweeted, unedited and all in upper case, “HOLY F***ING S**T YOU GUYS.” She stayed in character. If she was hired by FOX to perform like a no-upside, look-what-I-can-get-away-with bottom-feeder, she meets or exceeds the terms of her engagement.
Apparently, those who voted appreciate her on-air sexually explicit language and her mocking of unfortunates, including those with Tourette’s syndrome.
The category in which she won? “Outstanding TV Social Experience.” Seriously. Makes you wonder who — or what — finished second.
This is complete shit from Mushnick, of course, and I like Nolan, but there is a faction of the PC sports media crowd that cheer-lead for Nolan solely because she’s a woman… and different… and yeah, a little bit hot. I’m not so sure she actually deserves an Emmy, especially if Samantha Bee didn’t get one yet.
First day of Eagles training camp pic.twitter.com/zazR5s80Aq
— John (@Pederstan) May 16, 2016
Live look at Carson Wentz And Sam Bradford during training camp pic.twitter.com/EYEltvLdyQ
— Respeck the Headband (@Jay_Tw1st) May 16, 2016
Kyle Lowry continued the run of Villanova excellence:
The Union put Zlatan Ibrahimovic on their Discovery List, even though they won’t get him, because they can get some cash.
Today’s Knuckleball looked at teams that defied their projections, won games despite negative run differential, and made the playoffs. Maybe the Phillies could join that list.
And in case you somehow thought he didn’t know, Matt Klentak knows the Phils’ run differential isn’t a good thing.
Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz will meet this week, so get ready for all the takes on their body language.
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