100 MPH Fastballs Are No Match for Dom Brown, Says Dom Brown

100 MPH Fastballs Are No Match for Dom Brown, Says Dom Brown

Basically, at this point, we're just hoping the Spring of Dom turns into the Summer of Dom.

Jim Salisbury has another good piece today on the confidence the Phillies young slugger has built up this spring. Not even a 100 mph fastball intimidates him.

“In my mind I don’t feel like a pitcher can have enough stuff to get me
out,” Brown said. “Even if they’re throwing 100 mph, I feel I can turn
it around.”

Drool. So damn good to see the kid with this kind of confidence after the struggles he's been through in the past.

Yeah, yeah, spring numbers, all that. Can't we just be excited? Go read Sully's take to put it all in context.

But damn. Dom's certainly giving off the impression that his time is now.

>>Confident Domonic Brown seizes his opportunity [CSN]

Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.