Better Bat Flip: Sarge or Chooch?

Better Bat Flip: Sarge or Chooch?

Carlos Ruiz had a career night last night - knocking in seven runs in the Phils 15-13 loss to Atlanta. In the bottom of the sixth Ruiz threw out Jason Heyward, who was trying to steal second. Chooch came to the plate in the top half of the next frame and hit a three-run home run off of Eric O'Flaherty to put the Phils (temporarily) back on top.

For anyone watching, the highlight of Chooch's home run was his bat flip after launching the ball into the left field seats. As he's become more and more comfortable in the big leagues Ruiz has gotten a bit more expressive. Stone-faced and quiet his first few years with the Phils, Chooch's personality is on display much more often.
The bat flip took things to a whole other level, which got me thinking about the best Phils bat flips of all time. For me, the list begins and ends with Sarge's bat flip in Game Four of the 1983 NLCS against Jerry Reuss and the Dodgers. However, the Chooch-flip was fantastic in its own right. Which was better? You decide.
Videos after the Jump...

First, courtesy of Zoo With Roy's TwitVid account, is the Chooch-flip.

Next, Sarge's absolutely dismissive-how-dare-you-insult-me-with-that-pitch-didn't-you-know-what-I-was-going-to-with-that-junk-don't-bring-that-mess-to-me bat flip.

Well, which was better?

Jimmy Fallon gives out superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players

Jimmy Fallon gives out superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players

Jimmy Fallon, the host of the Tonight Show, handed out his superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players. 

Linebacker Jordan Hicks was named “the most likely to be one of the Rugrats all grown up,” and safety Rodney McLeod was named “most likely to have been told he’d get a lollipop after the photo was taken.”

Unfortunately, there was not a superlative given to Tony Romo for being named mostly likely to be crying on the ground after getting sacked. 

The Eagles and Cowboys will face off on Sunday Night Football, when we will see the first battle between rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott.

Check out the video for yourself right here.

Phillies fans woke up Rays' players during 2008 World Series

Phillies fans woke up Rays' players during 2008 World Series

The lore of Philly sports fans continue to grow. 

And this time, nothing was thrown.

Current Cubs and former Rays manager Joe Maddon said that during the 2008 World Series, Phillies fans found the hotel his team was staying at, and honked car horns throughout the night, keeping the team up.

"The Philly fans, they knew we were there somehow," Maddon told reporters Wednesday. "Five o’clock in the morning they’re driving around the hotel blowing the horn, trying to wake everybody up at 5:00 in the morning, 6:00 in the morning…."

Maddon says the team had already checked out of their original hotel before Game 5, but because the game was suspended, the Rays had to book another hotel in the area.

Through some impressive detective work, fans found the team's hotel and did their best to wake up the Rays throughout the early morning.

Did it work?

It must have, because the Rays allowed a leadoff double to Geoff Jenkins (remember that guy?) to resume the game.

You have to be pretty exhausted to allow a hit to that guy.