The "Big Piece" still has a thing for those dramatic blasts.
Let's just drop a few here that quickly come to mind.
In total with the Phillies, Howard slugged 382 regular-season homers and added eight memorable ones in the postseason from 2007 to 2011, a stretch in which the club won five straight NL East crowns, two NL pennants and a World Series title.
Howard is far from those days. At 37 years old, he's now playing Triple A ball for the Albuquerque Isotopes, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Entering Wednesday, he was hitting .200 with two homers, 21 strikeouts and two walks over 21 Triple A games between Albuquerque and Gwinnett (the Braves' affiliate).
But when Howard connects — even at this stage of his career — the ball can go a long way. He showed it Wednesday with a deep walk-off homer to send Albuquerque to a 6-4 win over Reno in eight innings to take Game 1 of a doubleheader.
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.