Sometimes It Rains and Sometimes Roy Halladay Gets Sick

Sometimes It Rains and Sometimes Roy Halladay Gets Sick

Some of you may be "skeptics" while others may have "myriad questions" surrounding Roy Halladay being sick over the weekend, leaving his start after just one inning due to a stomach sickness. The team said he has a virus.

But his catcher will tell you he was sick. Erik Kratz has seen sick and Roy Halladay was sick, man. If we can't believe Phillies catchers who can we believe?

And Roy was still sick today. He showed up to the clubhouse in "jeans and a sweatshirt" and didn't even stop at his locker. He was just there for some meds. Because he's sick and wants to feel better.

I am not a skeptic nor do I have myriad questions. I'd just like to see Roy Halladay healthy and pitching. Get that guy some Gatorade, damn it.

And sometimes it just rains.

From Ruben Amaro Jr. who talked to beat writer Ryan Lawrence today:

Q: I imagine you have to be disappointed, wanted to see him bounce back following that start Tuesday...

Amaro: Yeah, I’m sure Roy was. But you can’t do anything about it.
It’s like the rain, like the weather. You can’t do anything about
sickness.

Sometimes it rains.

Do you like rain? Do you hate when it rains? Do you enjoy staying in bed and watching it rain through foggy windows? Do you think we need more umbrellas in the world? Let's discuss in the comments.

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Philadelphia 76ers sharp shooter Nik Stauskas is back on his "Sauce and Co." podcast with a couple of very special guests: his Momma Ruta and Pappa Paul.

After being overly Canadian in their take on Friday night's brutal loss -- "less than stellar" --  to the Orlando Magic, Mr. Stauskas brings the heat with a fantastic "fun fact."

"Speaking of Joel, I have a fun fact for your audience here," Paul Stauskas says. "I have to give him a new moniker."

He doesn't exactly have a new one yet but...

"'The Process' has already been taken. In 2013 there was a documentary made about Nik called 'Nik Stauskas: The Process.' So if Embiid wants to continue using that, I'm affraid he's going to have to pay a royalty."

                         [Related: Joel Embiid feels 'The Process' is about him]

And if you hit up YouTube, there is is, a 21-minute documentary about a younger Nik Stauskas.

"If this does blow up, there may be some royalty fees he owes me," Nik adds. "I'll have to bring that up to Joel."

"He's got the cheddar," Paul says. "So he can pay up."

You can listen to the Stauskas family podcast in full below.

Eagles Injury Update: Mathews and Matthews to return to practice

Eagles Injury Update: Mathews and Matthews to return to practice

If you're searching for some good news following the Eagles' dismal 32-14 loss to the Bengals on Sunday afternoon, here it is. 

Jordan Matthews (ankle) and Ryan Mathews (knee) are going to return to practice this week, head coach Doug Pederson said on Monday. 

Ryan Mathews, who suffered an MCL sprain against Seattle, has missed the last two weeks. The Eagles averaged just 77 yards rushing in those two losses, going with Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner. 

Jordan Matthews, who has been the Eagles' best and most consistent receiver this season, suffered an ankle sprain against the Packers and was inactive on Sunday against the Bengals. It was the first game he ever missed in college or in the NFL. 

Wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, who injured his midsection and got X-rays during the game, has an oblique contusion, according to Pederson. Green-Beckham is sore and will be held from practice on Wednesday, but Pederson expects him to be "OK" for the Washington game on Sunday. 

Pederson said right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai is "coming along," but isn't yet ready to return. 

"He's going to do a little more this week, not from a practice standpoint but from a rehab standpoint, and he's doing good," Pederson said. "But we'll see where he is again later in the week."

In Vaitai's absence, left guard Allen Barbre has shifted from left guard to right tackle and Stefen Wisniewski has replaced him at left guard.