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Phillies call out FOX Sports over tweet omitting Aaron Nola

Phillies call out FOX Sports over tweet omitting Aaron Nola

What is it going to take for Aaron Nola to get some national respect?

How about his first All-Star selection? Nope.

What about an NL-best 12 wins? Nah.

The second-best ERA in the league? Meh.

Looks like Nola will have to do even more to get the respect he deserves as evidenced by yet another diss.

Earlier Tuesday, FOX Sports MLB posted this tweet, and Phillies fans went wild. As of writing this, the tweet had more than 250 comments of people, kindly and not-so-kindly, letting it know about the glaring omission.

The Phillies even were puzzled, too.

Let’s take a look at the players on the graphic:

Max Scherzer: 11-5, 2.33 ERA, 127.2 IP, 177 K, 0.89 WHIP

Jacob deGrom: 5-4, 1.79 ERA, 115.1 IP, 142 K, 0.99 WHIP

Jon Lester: 11-2, 2.45 ERA, 106.1 IP, 81 K, 1.17 WHIP

Let’s look at Nola’s numbers:

12-2, 2.27 ERA, 123 IP, 126 K, 0.98 WHIP

No matter what numbers you like, Nola is, at the absolute worst, the third-best pitcher of the four and probably is having the second-best season in the NL.

In fact, before the season, MLB Network omitted Nola’s name from a list of 22 pitchers.

Sure, pitching in his home ballpark and with the numbers he has put up this season, Scherzer looks to be locked in as the starting pitcher for the Midsummer Classic, but there will be a time when Nola will continue to perform and his ability will be too loud to ignore.

For now, put this one on the bulletin board and keep pitching for the NL East crown.

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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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