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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.

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

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 explains the reasoning behind his wild new hairstyle

Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his wild new hairstyle

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.