Remember Chase Utley's return last season?
Man, that was fun — and so Chase Utley.
Topping that night would be a hell of a task. If you recall, "The Man" smacked a grand slam and a solo shot to the tune of not one, but two curtain calls … as a visiting player.
Guess Philly has a thing for this guy?
Well, No. 26 was back at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night for his second-ever trip to his old stomping grounds as a visiting player.
And, as you'd expect, the reception was a sight to see.
Appreciation permeated the ballpark as the longtime fan favorite received a hearty welcome with another standing ovation, to no surprise.
"For the amount of years that I played here, to suit up in this locker room is just different," Utley said in the visiting clubhouse (see story). "You have to keep the focus if you're going to win some ballgames. There are some guys over on that team that I know and some new faces that I'm not familiar with. But we're here to win."
Maybe Utley has some more fun in store for this four-game series.
We'll just have to wait and watch. Something tells me Phillies fans won't mind doing that.
For now, enjoy the first of the fun with the video above.
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.
Now we know why.
Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night.
You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.
Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.
Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.
And it probably won't be the only time.
Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."
He also sent a message with his fresh new look.
Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.
No, not Andrew Bynum.
We're talking about Allen Iverson.
"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."
Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”
Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?
"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."
"I think it looks OK," Embiid said, always his toughest critic.