Bill Conlin gives a nice little run down of the beastly nature of Ryan Howard's trip to Japan.
In Game 2, after taking his mother and sister on a daytime tour of
various Tokyo must-sees, Ryan toured the bases. He led off the second
with one of those inside-out lasers to left-center. Kentaro Nishimura,
a 21-year-old righthander, looked as if he had just swallowed a tainted
piece of sushi. As Howard crossed the plate, a tiny boy and girl
dressed in traditional kimonos bowed and handed him a small bouquet of
flowers. With one on in the third, he produced a replica of his epic
one-hopper off Rich Allen's plaque in Ashburn Alley. Replays showed the
indoor moon shot came close to hitting the Tokyo Dome ceiling on a
flight that ended just under the MLB lineup high on the scoreboard in
dead center. The unofficial estimate was 450 feet.
Pitchers and catchers can't report soon enough.
>>Howard a one man tour-de-force in Japan [Inquirer]
- The Flyers didn't lose their 10th game last season until mid January. They lost their 10th game of this season last night. It was all Ken Hitchcock's fault. [Inquirer]
- The Eagles have Washington this week. If they lose, their season is
officially done. Video of the Skins v. Cowboys game and it's wacky
finish. [Real Player]
- I've always wondered why they didn't sell little mini Rocky statues.
Get your order in now! The mini Rocky statues don't have the same
effect as some mini statues. My favorite are the Mannequin Piss statues you can find in Brussels. [Blinq]
- Your Inquirer sports page may get a little thinner in the future. More time to read The 700 Level! [Philebrity]
- The KSK guys have a post this morning titled Hey Politics, Get the F*ck Away From My Football [KissingSuzyKolber]
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.