Hunter Pence was a guest on 610 WIP this afternoon with Rob Ellis and the Jolly Man to talk about his undefeated first few days with the Phillies. My favorite part was when HP3 talked about what it's been like to realize Philadelphia fans can be found all over the country when asked about how the fans have treated him.
"It was as warm a welcome… way more than I expected," Pence said. "It gave me chills. I really wasn't prepared to run out to the field and everyone be cheering. I was kind of in awe. I just gave them a wave of appreciation. "
"Really, really just awestruck and ecstatic to be a part of this. I think I'm still walking on cloud nine today, even though we're on the road. There are Phillies fans everywhere. I've never been on the road and feelin' as much love in the right field stands as I did in Colorado. It still felt like home for some reason." [audio below]
He goes on to say he's feeling like a king in Philadelphia, loves the lunch box mentality of our city, and hopes to out-hustle the other team everyday.
To that, we say: win a championship and then see how *that* feels.
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The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.