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Rhys Hoskins wants to do choreographed grand slam celebrations with everyone

Rhys Hoskins wants to do choreographed grand slam celebrations with everyone

You know what’s a lot of fun? Winning.

That’s what the Phillies did on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, which they could have used a bit more of down the stretch last season.

And the fun isn't only in the stands when things are going well, either, as Phillies players new and old showed Thursday.

What happened in the bottom of the seventh inning on opening day is something Phillies fans hope to see a whole lot more of this season in South Philadelphia.

That would be Rhys Hoskins taking a victorious stroll around the bases after sending a ball deep into the outfield stands for a grand slam and celebrating with teammates Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen in choreographed fashion upon crossing home plate.

The first home run celebration between Harper and Hoskins didn’t disappoint. It consisted of something of a “missed” high-five resulting in a pat on the back, followed by a business-like handshake. It had shades of Carson Wentz and Jordan Matthews.

Following his bro-down with Harper, Hoskins did an unremarkable high-five with Jean Segura before a little ballin’ with Cutch, mimicking a Joel Embiid-style Euro step with the Phillies’ new leadoff hitter. 

Does Rhys have a different celebration with every teammate? I asked him following the game.

“Yeah. We’re getting there,” Hoskins said. “Obviously it’s still early. Some of my handshakes have to get ironed out, make sure we remember them. We got a lot of new teammates and I think the more handshakes we get to do, the more fun we’re having. That’s always a good thing.”

We can’t wait to see all of the handshakes. Bring us the handshakes.

Harper, who was intentionally walked to get to Hoskins before he hit the big grand slam, enjoyed watching Hoskins' bomb just as much.

“I find joy in seeing what my teammates do,” Harper said. “We got to do our handshake today for the first time. We were pretty pumped.”

Harper also partook in an interesting celebration with his fellow outfielders once the win was official.

“I saw that on a video game this offseason,” Harper said. “I talked to Cutch about it, he said, ‘Yeah, that’ll be great.’ Whoever the player of the game was in the outfield, they’ll get the rock, try to juke the guy and score. It was pretty cool. I liked it.”

The Phillies’ opening day win was also pretty cool. Phillies fans liked it.

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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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