Carrot Top throws out first pitch in Clearwater, Phillies players confused

Carrot Top throws out first pitch in Clearwater, Phillies players confused

Here's another reminder that it's still only March.
 
The big news out of today's Phillies spring training game against the Yankees was that Odubel Herrera was scratched from the game for precautionary reasons due to cramps.

The strangest news is that famed prop comic Carrot Top threw out the first pitch.
 
Most everyone on hand was confused, including Charlie Manuel.

From the looks of it though, the first pitch wasn't half-bad.

We're looking forward to April 3 when Jeremy Hellickson will actually throw out the first pitch.

Update: This isn't Carrot Top's first time at a Philadelphia sporting event. Here he is with Jon Dorenbos and Donnie Jones at the Linc before a 2014 game. Because ... of course, he was. 

Clay Buchholz's newborn son has refreshing name

Clay Buchholz's newborn son has refreshing name

This offseason, the Phillies welcomed a new addition to their rotation in Clay Buchholz.

On Tuesday, Buchholz and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed a new addition to their family: Jax Daniel.

A baby boy with a name Phillies fans will like. It's certainly strong and refreshing, which is how Buchholz feels in his new setting after spending parts of 10 seasons with the Red Sox.

Hopefully, Jax Daniel can eventually make his way to Citizens Bank Park to see dad pitch.

Here are pictures of the lovely family, courtesy of Buchholz's wife's Instagram account.

(h/t to the Boston Globe.)

My entire ❤️! Welcome to the world Jax Daniel Buchholz! You complete us!!

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Heading home with our newest addition Jax! Can't wait to reunite him with his big sisters!!

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Report: Eagles offered Malcolm Jenkins, picks for Brandin Cooks

Report: Eagles offered Malcolm Jenkins, picks for Brandin Cooks

Before the Eagles signed Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to bolster their underachieving receiving corps, the hottest name linked to the Birds was Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. 

The Eagles offered safety Malcolm Jenkins, a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick for Cooks, according to Pro Football Talk, but the Saints wanted a second-round pick plus Jenkins in return.

In a surprise move, Cooks was traded to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for a first- and-third-round pick.  

Jenkins is one of the Eagles' best defensive players and a vocal leader on the team. He has started every game in all three years he has been in Philadelphia.