This isn't the first time a player has been traded from one team to another only to have his original team still move ahead with a planned giveaway featuring said player. The Phillies still gave out those Hunter Pence bobbleheads after he was sent packing to San Francisco and we were there to document fan reactions.
But Marlon Byrd is no longer a Met after getting traded to the Pirates this afternoon in a deal that seems pretty positive for New York. They got a promising prospect in return for a guy who likely won't be around next season anyway and a bad contract.
As for the action on the field this evening, the Phillies turn to Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.51) who is looking for his 11th win of the season and will take on Mets lefty Jonathan Niese (5-6, 4.03).
It's always a nice reminder when the Phillies play the Mets that things could be worse in regards to your favorite baseball team. New York has dropped their last five games and are also losers of their last five at CitiField.
7:05 start time. Sharkadina is your leadoff man this evening.
After its signature win over Ohio State on Saturday night, Penn State finds itself ranked for the first time since 2011.
The Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) are ranked No. 24 in the latest AP poll. The Lions stunned the Buckeyes, 24-21, on Saturday in a White Out at Beaver Stadium (see game story).
With the loss, Ohio State drops from No. 2 in the country to No. 6 (see full poll).
While head coach James Franklin sidestepped the signature win question after the game (see story), there is no question the Ohio State win is one that has been lacking in the Franklin era at State College. Even junior cornerback Grant Haley, who scored the go-ahead, 60-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, believes it was much-needed too.
“It’s just a game that put Penn State back on the map," Haley said. "We needed that signature win, and we did it tonight."
Penn State heads to Purdue next Saturday for a noon kickoff against the Boilermakers.
After a slog of a start for the Eagles, Josh Huff gave the Philadelphia faithful something to cheer about when he took a kick return 98 yards to the house.
And he capped it off with a flip into the end zone.
Huff joins fellow Eagle Wendell Smallwood as the only players in the NFL this season to return a kickofff for a touchdown.
It put the Eagles sup 8-3 after a successfull two-point conversion following a Vikings penalty.