There was a heated discussion on the Phillies postgame show on WPHT about the play at the plate in which Jon Jay ran hard into Carlos Ruiz and elbowed him in the head along the way.
As we sat in traffic exiting the game, Jim Jackson and Sarge Matthews were disagreeing adamantly about the play. Sarge immediately wrote it off as being part of the game, noting Jay was simply playing the way you should to win. Jackson wasn't as sure, saying that it's impossible to know Jay's intent, and that a similar play in another sport like the NHL could cost a guy a 10-game suspension.
It made for some awkward yet intriguing radio. As we drove home, however, we didn't really know which guy to side with, as there are no replays of bang-bang plays shown on the jumbotron at Citizens Bank Park.
On a couple of occasions, Sarge pulled out the "if you've ever played the game card..." which I thought was a bit unfair in terms of judging intent. Then again, judging intent is an often fruitless endeavor.
After finally seeing the play the next day, Jay's bowling over of Chooch seemed relatively normal to me for playoff atmosphere. But the arm and elbow swing seemed a little bit to "swingy" to me.
Chooch, of course, held on to the ball and Jay was called out. The Phillies held the lead for the time being in the 4th and CBP went nuts.
How did you view the play?
Photos by US Presswire.
What a week it's been for Chris Christie.
After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."
He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list.
"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said.
(Three fire emojis).
"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."
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Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.
He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.
It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.
The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right?
Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:
After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:
[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.
More to this as we learn it...