Phillies fans were going wild at Citizens Bank Park on Friday on a beautiful night for baseball in South Philadelphia. And that was long before the first pitch was even thrown. Legendary mullet-rocker, chew-spitter, and sweet-swinging Phillies first baseman John Kruk was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame prior to the game.
Kruk was greeted to tremendous applause, mostly because he absolutely knows how to relate to Philadelphia fans, but also how to stroke our egos just a bit.
After his 1993 teammate Dutch Daulton gave a somewhat awkward speech about how the two players both enjoyed a few cocktails the first night they met in spring training down in Florida -- separately, I might add -- and then woke up at 6:00 am the next day, Kruk took to the podium on the pitcher's mound at CBP and thanked Phillies fans for an amazing ride.
Kruk started out, quite sincerely it appeared, by telling Philadelphia simply that "this is the greatest place I've ever been."
We won't spoil the whole thing for you in case you haven't seen it yet, but he finished by commenting on players who complained about the attitude of the always cordial Philly fans.
"You hear players, media people, say that it's tough to play in Philly in front of these fans, to those people I say: you didn't have the guts to succeed here!," Kruk said to raucous applause.
What was your favorite line from Kruk's speech? Or do you not have enough brain cells to answer?
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...