The Phillies community was hit hard this week with the loss of Darren Daulton. Those in attendance at this weekend's Alumni Weekend games at Citizens Bank Park will have the chance to remember him fondly.
A moment of silence for Dutch will take place at tonight's 7:05 game against the New York Mets. The team said in an official release that the team will "also pay homage to Darren’s legacy before and during" tonight's game.
This will likely be in the form of a video tribute. We've also heard rumblings of Dutch's No. 10 being displayed somewhere on the field.
Since Pete Rose's Wall of Fame ceremony has been canceled, the Phillies will use Saturday evening's game to honor many of the team's legends, including a special video tribute to those who have left us recently like Jim Bunning, Dallas Green, and Daulton.
In addition to Daulton remembrances, fans attending Sunday's game will receive a Topps Wall of Fame Card Pack featuring baseball cards of players already enshrined on the Phillies Wall of Fame. At least 40 players will be introduced on the field pregame with another tribute to Daulton taking place as well.
UPDATE: There is a No. 10 painted on the dirt behind home plate.
Hold up, wait a minute!
Meek Mill is getting out of prison. And it’s happening just in time for him to get to the Wells Fargo Center before tonight’s Game 5.
Might he be the bell ringer of choice? If he is, the building is going to go crazy.
What did Meek Mill do upon getting his freedom back? He posted about the Sixers of course.
Mill is officially being released after spending the last several months in prison. In November, he was sentenced for two to four years for violating the terms of his probation.
Comedian and Philly guy Kevin Hart, along with Sixers minority owner Michael Rubin, confirmed Mill is getting out.
During the Eagles’ improbable Super Bowl run, Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares” became the unofficial anthem of the team. The Eagles even used it as their entrance music in the postseason and it became a staple of postgame locker room celebrations.
The Sixers are up in their series against the Heat, 3-1, and can finish the series tonight (8 p.m./NBCSP).
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown once famously called a young Joel Embiid's skills comparable to "Shaquille [O'Neal] with soccer feet."
Embiid put those soccer skills on display in a video for Bleacher Report in which he takes on one of the NBA's most famous soccer players, Steve Nash. You can read more about the latter's interest in futbol here.
The pair compete in an interesting game that looks like a riff on ping-pong but with a soccer ball they juggle. The rules seem pretty lax, as Nash asks Joel at one point why he's serving on points the former Sun won.
The highlight is clearly an Embiid header that is basically a spike.
In the end, it looks like Nash got the better of the Sixers' big man. All fun and games and pocket change for these two.
Previously: Joel Embiid shows off sick footwork, ball skills (in soccer)