Video: Mike Trout gets huge ovation... for simply playing in Philadelphia

Video: Mike Trout gets huge ovation... for simply playing in Philadelphia

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I guess Citizens Bank Park is one of those places where opposing fans can easily come in and take over now. Thanks, Ruben.

Or maybe it'll only happen on rare nights where the best player in baseball who just so happens to be from a town 45 minutes south of Philadelphia is playing the Phillies and the ticketing gurus in the organization decide to officially call it "Millville Night" at the ball yard.

It seemed like the entire city was in attendance. Heck, even they Mayor of Millville threw out the first pitch.

This is my favorite quote about the evening, from MLB.com:

"It's probably the biggest event this city has ever had," lifelong Millville resident and current deputy mayor Jim Quinn said. "Back in the '50s, Millville's [high school] football team had a 31-game winning streak that was a big thing, but I can't think of anything close to what is happening with Mike Trout at Citizens Bank Park."

Poor Millville. Whatever happened on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park was probably the "biggest event" their city has ever had.

And yes, I'm probably a bit grumpy because the Phillies lost, the only thing that happened on Tuesday night in South Philly that I really cared about.

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I suppose it's nice that the people of Millville got to see their local hero's team win on the town's own night? But most of them are probably Phillies fans anyway, right? Who knows.

Their guy didn't do a whole lot to help the Angels defeat the Phillies which is a minor victory for us local curmudgeons. Millville has Cody Asche to thank for that.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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A surprising Eagle keeps getting drug tested

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A surprising Eagle keeps getting drug tested

Jake Elliott has been a revelation for the Philadelphia Eagles after Caleb Sturgis went down with an injury early in the season.

But has he been too good...

If you're looking for a good laugh today, go check out this reddit thread that starts with a photo from Elliott's Instagram story in which he points out he got flagged for his third drug test in two weeks.

The comment section is as good as a Jake Elliott 62 yarder.

"Well, he does bleed green...," abenyishay says..

"Is kickers doping really a thing?" ChaosFinalForm wonders, as do we.

What do you think? Just the way the random drug draw fell the last few weeks, or does the NFL think Jake Elliott is into something?