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'Trust the Process' chants as Markelle Fultz throws out first-pitch at Phillies

'Trust the Process' chants as Markelle Fultz throws out first-pitch at Phillies

Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, threw out the first pitch prior to today's Phillies game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

Fultz delivered a pretty good pitch to the Phanatic.

He got a little sampling of what a Philly fan welcome is really all about. He spoke briefly before the game and was asked about hearing "Trust the Process" chants at the ball park.

"I'm not surprised," he said. "Anywhere you go in Philly, you're going to hear that. Embiid started that and you have to trust the process. It's something I say, too. You won't be surprised. You can go anywhere. You can be in McDonald's. You can be walking down the street and you're going to hear that. "

Markelle has been making the rounds in Philadelphia over the last week or so. He made a guest appearance at the Sixers basketball camp last week and says he's "real healthy" and gauranteed the Sixers will make the playoffs this season.

Fultz reiterated on Monday that he's feeling good.

"I have been working out lately, getting strength back, doing rehab and everything like that. My ankle is doing a lot better. I'll be fine." 

The Sixers and Phillies both shared a bunch of photos from the day.

Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

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Eagles fans show off Super Bowl custom license plates on Twitter

The Eagles are still the reigning Super Bowl champs and these people want everyone driving behind them to know it.

Some people will decorate their house, others got tattoos, but people on Twitter started sharing their custom license plates today and they’re spectacular.

Here’s a few.

Bravo, Eagles fans.

If you have a license plate you’d like to show off, too, send it to us!

The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

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The Colony Meadery

The Colony Meadery releases Joel Embiid-inspired Joel Em-Mead drink

Here's a tip for any and all business owners out there: Come up with a solid Joel Embiid pun, base a product around it and watch your sales go through the roof.

We've seen it with Philly's own Evil Genius Beer Company and their Trust the Process and Phantom of the Process beers.

And now a local mead —a  honey-based alcoholic beverages — is catching on to the trend. 

The Colony Meadery in Allentown released Joel Em-Mead Saturday (an all-time great name), a nice 6.9 percent alcoholic drink with hints of cherry, pomegranate and ginger. The drink was, of course, inspired by Embiid's love of Shirley Temples.

Unsurprisingly, the thing sold like crazy, with half of the 76 cases selling out in the first 10 minutes the mead went online, according to PhillyVoice.

The 76 cases? That was just a very convenient coincidence, CEO and co-founder Greg Heller-Labelle of The Colony Meadery told PhillyVoice.

"When it came out at 76 cases, we considered that a sign from the basketball gods," Heller-Labelle said. "We said, 'Well, that’s just perfect.'"

The mead was such a hit that Heller-Labelle even got requests for cases from Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand.

With the help of the popular Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast, the mead was sold along with a sweet poster. 

If you missed out Saturday, there's still a chance to get your hands on some Joel Em-Mead.

Trust the (sales) process. 

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