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A.J. Burnett pens touching tribute on 8-year anniversary of Roy Halladay's perfect game

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A.J. Burnett pens touching tribute on 8-year anniversary of Roy Halladay's perfect game

It's hard to believe it's been eight years since Roy Halladay tossed a perfect game for the Phillies against the Marlins down in Florida. Philly fans remember May 29, 2010, like it was yesterday.

(Ugh, the Flyers)

It's typically fun to reflect back on incredible sporting achievements or funny moments — let's not talk about practice ever again though — when they pop up on social media or teams remind us of them. But it's much tougher when the amazing player and person who made them possible is no longer with us.

We get reminded of Roy's greatness but also the pain that comes with losing him too soon.

One of Roy's old teammates and friends, A.J. Burnett, used the opportunity to write a fond remembrance of Doc that talks about what an amazing pitcher he was but also what an amazing friend.

The Players' Tribune piece, titled simply "Doc", shows Roy the laser-focused pitcher but also the jokester off of the field that Burnett helped bring out of him. It talks about the legendary game-day preparation, the detailed approach to the game, the love of fishing, the superhuman goals Doc set for himself, and one impressive prediction.

When he threw that no-hitter for the Phillies in the playoffs against the Reds, I was with the Yankees in Minnesota. I was sitting in the clubhouse that afternoon, and I distinctly remember saying, “Watch Doc go out and throw a no-no tonight.”

I’m dead serious. That’s what I said. You can ask anyone who was in that clubhouse. They were there. They heard it

It was Doc’s first postseason start ever. I knew he’d be locked in.

“Watch for it. I’m telling you. It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if he throws a no-hitter tonight.”

And then the guy went out and did it.

But mostly it's simply a piece about friendship.

Burnett praises Doc quite a bit throughout, calling him the best teammate he ever had. Give the whole piece a read and remember the greatness that was Roy Halladay.

Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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