Phillies legend Mike Schmidt is teaming up with Mayor Kenney, the city of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, and the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to help protect you from the sun's harmful rays.
As part of the Sun Smart America initiative, the Phillies will place 12 sunscreen dispensers around Citizens Bank Park in addition to 6 dispensers located elsewhere around the city.
This Sunday, May 28th, is also Melanoma Awareness Day at the ballpark when the Phillies host the Cincinnati Reds at 1:35.
Schmidt will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and try to promote the importance of protecting one's skin from the sun. He knows from a trying personal experience.
"The sun almost took my life," Schmidt told the Palm Beach Post after his battle with skin cancer. He spent months going through heavy radiation and chemotherapy and is currently cancer free.
The sunscreen dispensers at the ballpark can be found at all entry gates as well as on the Rooftop, Pavillion, and Terrace levels beginning on Sunday.
As a colleague of mine said last night, "Apparently Mike Vick is a Penguins fan. That won't go over too well here."
"haha oh boy," said another.
My question to you, Philadelphia sports fan, is this: do you remotely care at all what hockey team a guy who played a couple of seasons for the Eagles years ago roots for? Especially given the fact that he played out the final days of his career in Pittsburgh?
I, for one, do not.
The Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday night in an overtime thriller that made many Philadelphians sad. It made Mike Vick happy though.
There are times in all of our Internet lives when we come across a piece of content that we don't quite understand, that we didn't really know we needed, yet fills our black Philadelphia sports fan hearts with joy anyway.
Today is one of those days.
And that piece of content is this Game of Zones x Embiid mashup.
If you're unfamiliar, this is the latest in Bleacher Report's fun take on a Game of Thrones/NBA mashup.
There's the mountain of a man that is Joel Embiid laid up with a presumably bum knee. There's the Temple of Shirley potion to give him life. There's the maester Sam Hinkie shouting off his analytics spells. There's Hinkie talking about growing the seeds and reaping the harvest. There's a terrifying looking Dario. There is a raising of the cat.
Perhaps the best part is Jahlil Okafor attempting to hold the door.
What does it all mean? I don't know. But I trust it.