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Shohei Ohtani with the sick Phillies burn but does Philly have a shot?

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Shohei Ohtani with the sick Phillies burn but does Philly have a shot?

Remember Shohei Ohtani? AKA "Baseball's Superman" AKA "The next Babe Ruth."

He can pitch. He can hit. He can do it all. And the Japanese star is likely headed to MLB in the near future.

We wrote about how the Phillies should make a pitch for him and it turns out HE WANTS TO COME TO PHILADELPHIA!

Wait, what's that? Not to play for the Phillie per se? Shoot.

From a Q&A done with MLB.com back in February that has just surfaced this week:

MLB.com: What cities are you curious about and would like to see?

Ohtani: The Rocky Balboa statue, I want a picture of that.

MLB.com: Philadelphia has a baseball team, you know.

Ohtani: No, I just want to visit there.

OUCH. Just ouch.

You can learn more about Ohtani here

Big money teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angels Dodgers, Texas Rangers, and a west coast team like the Seattle Mariners are frontrunners for Ohtani's services. The fact they have large Japanese communities appears to help. Word is he'd also prefer an AL team so he can hit as DH on days when he's not pitching. Not great for the Phillies.

But some in MLB circles believe the Phillies to be a sleeper pick for Ohtani. From Keith Law on Buster Olney's podcast (via NJ.com):

"My sleeper for him would be the Phillies," Law said. "They have very little in terms of long-term commitments. The roster is currently young, but likely to improve. They have a disadvantage, obviously, they don't have the DH spot--which I do think is going to be significant. But I think the Phillies probably have a better shot than the average fan would realize."

Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki also took a look at the Phillies chances, noting manager Gabe Kapler played in Japan in 2005 and has a sense of the baseball culture there. Not to mention Japanese baseball legend Charlie Manuel is also a Philly baseball legend.

And if Ohtani doesn't end up signing with the Phillies, Philly fans can just camp out at the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum if they want to get an up-close look at the next Babe.

Joel Embiid takes shot at Aron Baynes on Twitter

Joel Embiid takes shot at Aron Baynes on Twitter

With the Sixers eliminated, Joel Embiid was asked at his end-of-the-season press conference if he had a prediction for which remaining team would win the NBA championship.

His response was short and simple.

"Nah," he said, "I don't care."

However, Embiid looks like he's still keeping some tabs on the NBA postseason.

And, watching from afar, he's apparently not too impressed with Aron Baynes.

If you recall, during the Eastern Conference semifinals series in which the Sixers fell to the Celtics in five games, Embiid and Baynes had their moments.

Lots of physicality. A few minor scuffles. And this monster dunk by Embiid.

That's probably what the Sixers' big man was referring to when he tweeted Monday night during Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics series.

Could this play have prompted the tweet?

Baynes probably isn't focused on Embiid or Twitter right now in the heat of the Eastern Conference Finals, but maybe he'll be asked about the tweet during media availability sessions before the series goes to Game 5 Wednesday.

The 31-year-old from New Zealand, a role player not known for tons of offense but with a championship ring, can become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. We'll have to see where he plays next season, but let's hope some matchups with Embiid are in the near future.

Eagles teammates expose Nelson Agholor's golf swing

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Wendell Smallwood's Instagram story

Eagles teammates expose Nelson Agholor's golf swing

Fortunately for Nelson Agholor, he doesn't make a living off his golf swing.

Instead, he gets paid to make plays on the football field, something he did plenty of during a career year last season, helping the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl title.

But that didn't prevent his teammates from ribbing him Monday.

Zach Ertz and Wendell Smallwood exposed their buddy by posting videos of Agholor golfing not so well (to put it nicely) on their Instagram stories, which you can watch here.

It clearly looks like Agholor is a beginner at the sport of golf. Give him credit for trying. Known for being one of the hardest workers in the Eagles' locker room, it wouldn't be surprising to see, with time, Agholor develop that golf swing.

But for now, he's going to draw some comparisons to Charles Barkley.