Bryce Brown is 21 years old which means he probably grew up playing some version of the ubiquitous Madden football video game. But does the younger generation who grew up playing Madden football not know the glory of Tecmo Super Bowl?
Brown was told of a great compliment thrown his way by stud teammate LeSean McCoy, but apparently Brown never played Tecmo Super Bowl or collected Score baseball cards in 1990, which I guess is the year before he was born.
From Philly Mag:
McCoy had high praise for Brown, saying the rookie reminded him of Bo Jackson.
The reference seemed lost on the 21-year old.
“I guess that’s a compliment, right?” he said.
As Clay Davis would say, shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
Anyway, here's the high praise Shady bestowed on Brown, from CSN:
“He reminds me of Bo Jackson the way he runs,” McCoy said after
practice. “Seriously. He’s a big kid, he’s very fast, he’s big and
strong, more of a straight-line runner. We need that. We need that kind
of speed and vision.”
>>Bryce Brown taking on a bigger role [Philly Mag]
>>Eagles Brown on fast track to meaningful role [CSN]
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who pitched six seasons with the Phillies and went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.
Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family.
Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major-league career and pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history. It came with the Phillies on June 21, 1964.
He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.
He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era.
A Kentucky Republican, he was the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress. He served in both the House and Senate.
Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' punchless lineup Saturday afternoon against the Reds (4 p.m./TCN).
Hernandez, who missed Friday night's 5-2 loss with a groin injury, is back at second base and leading off. Hernandez has led off in all 44 games he's started this season. The fifth-year pro has struggled after getting off to a torrid start. He's hitting just .185 (10 for 54) over his last 14 games.
After bouncing around the lineup, centerfielder Odubel Herrera returns to his customary spot in the two-hole. Herrera's season is a microcosm of the Phils' woeful offense. An All-Star in 2016, Herrera is hitting just .227 this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hopes the Venezuelan will hit his way out of it soon (see story).
Here is the rest of today's lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Odubel Herrera, CF
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P