This Guy is Ready for Some St. Patty's Day Baseball, Are You? Yanks @ Phils

This Guy is Ready for Some St. Patty's Day Baseball, Are You? Yanks @ Phils


Your eyes are not deceiving you. This Brighthouse Field employee has a neon green goatee in celebration of St. Patty's Day today. Sadly, Jayson Werth's beard remains a nice golden color this morning. No sign of a rainbow yet either.

Also in celebration of St. Patty's Day today, thousands of Phillies fans will pack the ball park to watch the defending World Champion Yankees and consume large quantities of beer. We're going to head down to the Tiki Bar later this afternoon in left field to do some hard hitting reporting and investigate whether or not they have Jameson's.

Check out my man Fitzgerald's kicks below.

As you can see in the above photo, the skies are kinda gloomy today in Clearwater with about a 50% chance of precipitation with game time temps in the mid 60s. The sun is trying to peak out a little bit though.

Joe Blanton will take on Andy Pettitte today with Jose Contreras, Sergio Escalona, Chad Durbin, and David Herndon also scheduled to see action.

The Phils line up will be: Rollins, Victorino, Werth, Howard, Francisco, Ransom (3B), Castro, and Ruiz. Chase Utley will sit again today with the hated "upper respiratory infection."

The Yanks will go with Gardner, Johnson (DH), Teixeira, A-Rod, Thames, Winn, Cervelli, Pena, and Russo.

While we're on the subject of green attire, I believe today is the only acceptable day of the year to wear green Phillies gear. Who's with me? When you see a fan at Citizens Bank Park sporting a green Phils hat in June, it's a violation.

That said, Brighthouse Field is a sea of green this afternoon. The Phillies players are actually wearing green jerseys and hats themselves this afternoon. 1:05 start time.

 

 

And a little A-Rod during batting practice.

Former Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans joins 49ers coaching staff

Former Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans joins 49ers coaching staff

About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans. 

Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach. 

The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff. 

After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012. 

While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well thought of in the locker room and throughout the building. 

While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense. 

Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach. 

1992 interview between Donald Trump and Randall Cunningham surfaces

1992 interview between Donald Trump and Randall Cunningham surfaces

Philadelphia Magazine's Dan McQuade unearthed a YouTube video of a 1992 interview former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham did with real estate tycoon Donald Trump from his short-lived interview special titled Randall Cunningham’s Celebrity Rap.

Apparently, it was a show on WCAU where Cunningham sat down with random celebrities. As McQuade points out, it is pretty weird.

And one of those celebrities just so happened to go on to become president of the United States.

There isn't a whole lot about sports. Trump briefly mentions Randall's career with the Eagles and also discusses Mike Tyson and his rape conviction. Trump appears sympathetic to Tyson's struggles.

Mostly it's a puff piece in which Trump talks somewhat aimlessly from topic to topic. If you don't want to waste 15 minutes watching it, Philly Mag summarized the most bizarre moments