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Chris Long apologizes to fans, blames Mountain Dew

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Chris Long apologizes to fans, blames Mountain Dew

Chris Long had a strong game in the Eagles’ ugly 19-10 win over the Raiders Christmas night.

The 10-year veteran had a strip sack and racked up four quarterback hits on Oakland’s Derek Carr.

Speaking of the strip sack …

After Long blew past RT Marshall Newhouse and knocked the ball out of Carr’s hands, he proceeded to celebrate and run toward the Eagles’ sideline. Meanwhile, the ball – which was very much live – was there for the taking.

Oops.

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Long, who came to the Eagles after a Super Bowl season in New England, has been impactful on and off the field. He’s recorded five sacks, his most since 2013. He’s also donated his entire season’s salary and been a model teammate.

Considering how good of a dude Long is and how much Twitter gold he’s provided this season, let’s just give him a pass, Eagles fans.

Chase Utley receives Father's Day gifts from his … Dodgers teammate

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Chase Utley receives Father's Day gifts from his … Dodgers teammate

On May 20, Chase Utley indicated that his Dodger teammates have started calling him dad, so it stands to reason that on Father’s Day, they would come bearing gifts for the oldest position player in the National League.

Utley posted these two photos to his Instagram Story today showing gifts from teammate Kike Hernandez, which includes one awesome T-shirt.

In addition to his fake teammate son, Utley also has two sons, six-year-old Benjamin and three-year-old Max, who got to take part in a very special art project for their dad. Chase gave his sons a pair of white cleats to color on, which he wore for today’s game against the Giants.

They turned out how you’d expect, which is a pretty cool thing for Chase to wear on Father’s Day.

If you can’t get enough cuteness from members of the 2008 Phillies, there’s a video of Cole Hamels having tea with his five-year-old daughter, Reeve, that will melt your heart.

Baseball is a sport that can uniquely bring families together, whether someone is your real dad or just the father figure in the clubhouse.

Cole Hamels having tea with his daughter on Father's Day is ridiculously adorable

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Cole Hamels having tea with his daughter on Father's Day is ridiculously adorable

OK, so the caption of Fox Sports Southwest's video is maybe a little misleading.

"The absolute CUTEST thing you will see this Fathers Day is Cole Hamels having tea with his daughter!" the caption reads.

I'm guessing that, if you're a dad, the cutest thing you'll see this Father's Day is your own kid(s). 

But man, this is an adorable video.

Former Phillie (and 2008 World Series MVP) Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi adopted five-year-old Reeve, one of their four children, from Ethiopia as a baby after she was abandoned at birth, found alone in a field by the police and placed in an orphanage. In the video, she asks Cole a series of rapid-fire questions and looks like she's having an absolute blast hanging out with her dad. So does Cole.

"If you were retired, what would you do?" Reeve asks.

"How 'bout I'd just like to be a dad, would that be good?" Hamels responds.