Cliff Lee Thinks Hitting Triples Is Fun and All But Would Prefer a Nice Leisurely Trot Around the Bases

Cliff Lee Thinks Hitting Triples Is Fun and All But Would Prefer a Nice Leisurely Trot Around the Bases

Oh, Cliff. After his three hit night at the plate including a triple and 4 RBIs, Lee joked with the media that he'd prefer a nice easy stroll around the bases as opposed to having to leg it to third. He has a point.

"I'd prefer to hit then trot the bases and go sit in the dugout," Lee said. "When you're on the bases it usually means that you did something productive. You worked your way on base. Once you're there you gotta run the bases. I try to do everything I can to help the team win. I take it all serious."

AU already wrote about some of the unique stats from Lee's impressive night at the dish coupled with his 14 Ks on the mound. Be sure to check those out.

And John Finger was in the clubhouse today to document some of the fun t-shirts the Phillies were wearing that featured Cliff Lee's mug and an interesting phrase: I'm different.

He certainly is.

Hey, when you're out of the playoff hunt, you got to find a way to keep things interesting. Having some fun at Cliff Lee's expense seems like as good a way as any. Plus, watching a Phillie dominate and set records is fun any year no matter the standings.

You can watch the highlights from Lee's badass performance below:

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz favorite to win NFL MVP

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz favorite to win NFL MVP

Carson Wentz is in his second NFL season, but he could already be on his way to his first MVP award. 

At least, he's now the favorite. 

The Eagles' starting quarterback is now the favorite to win this year's NFL MVP award, according to Bovada. Wentz is just ahead of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. 

Here's the top five: 

1. Carson Wentz: +175
2. Alex Smith: +200
3. Tom Brady: +400
4. DeShaun Watson: +1,000
5. Russell Wilson: +1,200

Basically, this means that a $100 futures bet would win $175. Since Wentz pays out the least, he's the favorite. 

It's no surprise Wentz and Smith are atop this list. They have both led their teams to 5-1 records (tops in the NFL) through six games. 

Wentz has completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 1,584 yards, 13 touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 99.6. He's well on his way to becoming the first Eagles quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. 

The last (and only) Eagles player to win an MVP came during the 1960 championship season, when quarterback Norm Van Brocklin took the award. 

The last player to win the MVP award in his second NFL season was Kurt Warner in 1999. But Warner had a long road to get to the NFL and was 28 years old in 1999. Wentz is just 24. 

Vegas isn't alone with the Wentz hype. According to Dick's Sporting Goods, the Eagles' quarterback has the best-selling jersey of all NFL players. In another few months, those people might have the jersey of an MVP winner.