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Gabe Kapler describes finding out Bryce Harper news from fans sitting behind dugout

Gabe Kapler describes finding out Bryce Harper news from fans sitting behind dugout

Feb. 28, 2019, was the day the Phillies and Bryce Harper formed what should prove to be an amazing long-term union.

Thirteen years. $330 million. And a whole lot of high-fives in the city of Philadelphia.

You'll likely remember where you were and how you found out about the big news for a long, long time.

Sitting at your desk at work refreshing your browser, reading Jon Heyman tweets? The guy next to you in Wawa yelling it aloud? An ALL CAPS text from your cousin Danny? A phone call from dad? Sports radio hosts reading tweets on air?

Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler first found out about the news from the Phillies fans attending the team's spring training game down in Clearwater, Florida, this afternoon.

They were a bit excited.

Kapler spoke with reporters following the game and added the "if reports are true" caveat what seemed like a dozen times because the news isn't officially official just yet.

"We had some fans behind us that were sharing kind of moment-by-moment tweets to us. We were getting, literally like four fans right behind where we were sitting, telling us terms, who was tweeting what, making sure the reports were credible," Kapler told reporters after the game with the Blue Jays ended.

"It's a huge moment for our baseball team," he said.

Harper will create memories for a long time in Philadelphia. But we'll never forget how we learned about him joining the Phillies today. I'll bet Kapler won't either.

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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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