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Watch: Ryan Howard clubs double with old-school swing for Rockies' Triple A affiliate

Watch: Ryan Howard clubs double with old-school swing for Rockies' Triple A affiliate

Phillies fans have seen this swing plenty over the years.

And now Albuquerque Isotopes followers have seen it too.

Ryan Howard on Sunday night made his Isotopes debut one day after signing a minor-league contract with the Rockies and showcased a sweet old-school swing we've seen so many times before in the third inning.

Howard smoked a fastball to right-center field for a two-out double during Albuquerque's 22-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies. Howard then scored on Cristhian Adames' two-run blast.

Outside of the double, Howard's debut with the Isotopes didn't go so well. The former NL MVP went 1 for 6 with two strikeouts in his first game with Albuquerque.

But his third-inning double was a thing of beauty, a throwback to when Howard was one of the most feared sluggers in baseball.

This isn't Howard's first stint in the minor leagues this season. Howard, 37, inked a minor-league deal with the Braves in April but Atlanta released him on May 6.

In 38 at-bats for Gwinnett, the Braves' Triple A affiliate, Howard hit just .184 with one home run and 11 strikeouts. Adding in the six ABs from Sunday, he's now hitting .182 at Triple A.

The Phillies moved on from Howard after last season, but the first baseman will forever be remembered as one of the best power hitters in team history despite never regaining his form after tearing his Achilles in the 2011 NLDS.

Howard is still looking to play in the majors, and he could have a shot with the Rockies, who currently hold a 4.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL's second wild-card spot.

With rosters expanding in September, there's a possibility Howard could be added to the Rockies' bench.

It sure would be nice to see Howard in a playoff race again, no matter how small the role.

Eagles fan performs most beautiful version of 'Hallelujah' in tribute to Wentz

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Eagles fan performs most beautiful version of 'Hallelujah' in tribute to Wentz

There have been some tremendous covers of Leonard Cohen's masterpiece, "Hallelujah," over the years.

Jeff Buckley's immediately comes to mind. The kids these days are into Pentatonix. Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton to cold open SNL was a work of art.

But one Philadelphia Eagles fan may have recorded the most beautiful, heart-wrenching version yet. It's a tribute to recently fallen hero of Philadelphia, Carson Wentz.

You may be suspect before you click and watch, but wait 'til you hear the lyrics. This refrain will absolutely sell you:

He goes through his reads, the 4th, the 5th

Does a spin, makes the lineman miss

He throws to Ertz, a touchdown - hallelujah!

Brings a tear to the eye. Miss you, Carson.

[via r/eagles]

'The Last QB:' A Nick Foles-Star Wars hype video exists

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'The Last QB:' A Nick Foles-Star Wars hype video exists

Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts this week.

Nick Foles also happens to make his season debut as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback this week.

Large quantities of people love Stars Wars. Probably slightly less people love the Eagles. So, naturally, there should be some sort of mashup.

The Internet delivered today with a Star Wars: the Last QB hype video featuring none other than Nicky Foles as the Last Hope. Basically, it's a Nick Foles hype video set to some Star Wars clips and soundbites. Why not? Maybe come February they can edit it again to include Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as the Dark Side when the Eagles are set to take on the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

[via FTW]