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Watch: Brock Stassi holds back tears after learning he made the Phillies opening day roster

Watch: Brock Stassi holds back tears after learning he made the Phillies opening day roster

Brock Stassi made the Philadelphia Phillies opening day roster. It's a heck of an achievement for a guy drafted in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB draft who struggled through the minors for much of his career.

Stassi was quite emotional in the Phillies clubhouse down in Florida after learning of the club's decision as you can watch above. Making the MLB team was a huge accomplishment and that wasn't lost on him.

"I'm just so thankful," he said.

"I always believed in myself even though Williamsport didn't go well. I always had confidence that I'd work hard."

"It was always my end goal and I never doubted myself ever."

"I can finally say I'm a big leaguer," Stassi said. "It's special."

It also wasn't lost on his brother, Max Stassi, who is a catcher in the Houston Astros organization. Max posted a list of reasons why this was such an accomplishment for his brother who never gave up on his dream.

You can learn more about Stassi from our previous posts here and here.

Howard, Rollins, Utley, Manuel connected again in fun way

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TBS

Howard, Rollins, Utley, Manuel connected again in fun way

This was pretty darn cool.

The core members from the greatest run in Phillies franchise history were all connected in a way on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Rollins, who has been performing in-studio analysis for TBS during the MLB postseason, was joined by special guest Ryan Howard.

The ballgame they watched and analyzed? Game 4 of the Dodgers-Cubs NLCS, featuring old friend and teammate Chase Utley.

And then beloved former manager Charlie Manuel joined the fun. Let's just say he was a fan of the TBS crew.

Next season marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 world champion club.

Let's hope all four can reunite at Citizens Bank Park for the festivities.

That'll be special.

Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's finally here. The 2017-18 Sixers season is underway with our squad locked in a pretty tightly contested game down in Washington after a quarter of play.

We've already seen Joel Embiid attempt to destroy the world -- and get fouled.

But the most buzzed about moment from the first frame of the Sixers' young season was clearly when Markelle Fultz went to the foul line and... well, tossed up some ugly bricks.

This isn't the first time we've seen this but it is the first time non-preseason Sixers fans are seeing it. We wondered aloud if the Sixers were doing the right thing with Fulz prior to tonight's game. The lack of information on his injuries is troubling. So what's the deal with that form?

Well, Twitter had a field day with it.

Although Fultz's shoulder looked perfectly fine on this delicious block! He also had a couple of early buckets.

It's a long season, rook. Just please work on that free throw motion.