We've written about the connection between Phish and Philly sports fans many times in the past, but this video of Trey appearing on Comcast SportsNet's "The Orange Line" talking about the Spectrum is some of the best proof yet how much Trey loves the Flyers. The footage features of Trey rocking the Mike Richards Winter Classic jersey at their shows this past December. The segment seems to indicate that it was from Phish's final shows at the Spectrum, but it was actually from their most recent shows at the Wachovia Center.
Trey talks fondly about watching the Broad Street Bullies teams as a 12-year-old kid and being there to see Reggie Leach score his 50th goal. "Despite all the concerts and all of the events, that I've played and that I've seen, I think that the Stanley Cup Flyers team owns that room. To me, it's their room. Regardless of what was going on in there, that group of guys built that place. That period in time, the Broad Street Bullies, I was a young kid, I played hockey, I remember the parade. They were my all time heroes," Anastasio said.
I'd say a certain Doctor deserves a spot right alongside them.
It ends with Trey trying to pump up the current team as a Stanley Cup contender. With the way they've been playing, that of course remains to be seen. [video below]
>>Previously: Trey Remembers the Spectrum
Sixers head coach Brett Brown is in Australia this week, where he has accused longtime friend and former Australian men's national team assistant coach Shane Heal of defrauding him of $750,000, according to the Australian Associated Press.
Brown invested $250,000 into each of three companies for which Heal was the sole director. Brown wasn't given a legal title regarding the companies and didn't know the specifics of how the money would be used.
"I assumed that the money was going to be used for what Shane told me it was going to be used for," Brown said. "Because it was a friend that I had for 25 years."
Heal was charged last year by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission following an investigation relating to alleged misconduct in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to the AAP.
The sides return to court in Brisbane on July 20.
Heal played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996-97 and was with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.
A day after going 0 for 5 with five strikeouts, Odubel Herrera is leading off for the Phillies in their series opener Friday night against the Reds (see game notes).
It's the first time Herrera is leading off since last Aug. 19, a span of 84 games.
Cesar Hernandez gets the night off. He's been dealing with a groin pull for 10 days, manager Pete Mackanin said Friday.
Andres Blanco bats second and plays second.
Maikel Franco is back in the six-hole after going 1 for 5 with two strikeouts in the cleanup spot Thursday. Tommy Joseph bats fourth and Michael Saunders fifth.
Cameron Rupp, who walked three times in Thursday's win over the Rockies, catches Aaron Nola and bats seventh.
1. Odubel Herrera, CF
2. Andres Blanco, 2B
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. Aaron Nola, P