Walk-off finishes are always exciting.
But the Phillies' walk-off in the 15th inning last night on an RBI by Nick Williams was a little late for much of Philadelphia to witness live. And it wasn't even the only walk-off celebration of the evening.
Nope. That's because the Phillies thought they had actually already won the game a half dozen or so innings earlier in the bottom of the ninth when Hyun Soo Kim slapped one to right field and scored two... or so they thought.
They even did a whole celebration thing on the field complete with showering Kim in... bubble gum around first base. But then the play got reviewed and overturned and somebody had to clean up the mess.
Even Dee Gordon got in on the cleanup action.
Fans had to stick around for another few hours or head home to bed. At least Williams would eventually pay them off for their efforts.
Dee Gordon wasn't as lucky.
"We had two walk-offs today," Nick Williams said after the game. "I think that was the first time in the history of baseball that's taken place. It was a two-celebration game. I'm just glad one of them counted."
The Phils won by a final of 9-8 in 15 innings.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.