Phillies fan loses bet, pays up when Rhys Hoskins homers

Phillies fan loses bet, pays up when Rhys Hoskins homers

Think you celebrate hard when Rhys Hoskins hits a homer? You’ve got nothing on this guy.

On April 7, Phillies fans Nick Capretti and Nick Gore made a bet. Capretti won.

While you may have thought it ended there, Rhys Hoskins hit two home runs on Monday night and Gore got a double dose of the boot.

A ritual popular in Australia, a “shoey” is when one removes their own shoe, or nominates a friend’s shoe, pours in a beer and chugs it. We love the enthusiasm for the Hoskins homer shoeys.

Here’s to you, Nick Gore, and a summer filled with boot beers. We just hope you’ve got a few pairs of clean socks.

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Ryan Howard has the most perfect gender reveal

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Ryan Howard has the most perfect gender reveal

It looks like the Big Piece will be getting a little family addition soon. 

Ryan Howard came out of retirement briefly on Saturday to take a swing at a baseball for the gender reveal of his newest child. Our old friend took up his beloved stance to swing at a pitch sent toward him by his wife, Krystle.

The slugger connected once again, as we’ve seen so many times before, but this time, that ball wasn’t flying out of Citizens Bank Park. This time, the ball was sent into the air and exploded pink, to symbolize Howard’s incoming baby girl. 

Check out the video below, which Howard shared on his Instagram page. The family’s reaction is priceless. It looks like they’re pretty excited about a future slugger.

Congrats to the entire Howard family on their newest addition. We can’t wait to see her rocking some pinstripes soon. 

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Bryce Harper meets some Philly sports legends at the Sixers game

Bryce Harper meets some Philly sports legends at the Sixers game

The new big man in town, Bryce Harper, went to the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night to take in the Sixers game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He rubbed shoulders with some of the previous biggest (little) men in town.

Harper was in attendance and rang the bell prior to tip-off — something he'll surely do many times during Phillies games across the street this summer.

When Harper made his way to his seat in a suite, he was seated alongside Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. Rhys Hoskins was also in the suite as were all of the aforementioned players' significant others. Talk about some serious Philly sports firepower right there.

And then later in the game, the Sixers shared an image of a couple of legendary No. 3s meeting in the bowels of the Center. I'd love to hear the conversation between Allen Iverson and Harper.

Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was also in the building, sitting a bit closer to the court. Rapper Meek Mill was also in the building and took a photo with A.I. Which got me wondering: What's the perfect storm of Philly sports stardom in a Rat Pack sort of way? Obviously you had Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid on the court last night. In terms of the Flyers, aside from Gritty, you'd have to go Claude Giroux or maybe a fun-loving guy like Scott Hartnell from years past? Recently retired players that could fit the bill from other teams would have to include Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and maybe Pat Burrell just for fun. Is anyone in recent Eagles memory a bigger name than Brian Dawkins? He'd fill the fedora quotient. Nick Foles could be fun in a clean and wholesome sort of way.

My Philly sports Rat Pack would consist of A.I., Simmons, Embiid, Kendall Jenner, Wentz, Jason Kelce and Gritty. We got a good portion of that in the building last night.

Who is in your Philly sports Rat Pack?

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