Jamie Moyer is Simply the Man

Jamie Moyer is Simply the Man

Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina went through some rough spots early in the season and it sparked Yankees' boss Hank Steinbrenner to quip that Mussina “just needs to learn how to pitch like Jamie Moyer.”

That quote was printed at some point in April and since then Mussina has won 18 games. But here's the fun part:

Mussina said after the article appeared, he received a glove and autographed ball from Moyer in the mail.

“That said, thanks for doing it my way,” Mussina said.

Everybody should do everything Jamie Moyer's way. That guy is the man.

>>Mussina, Doing it Jamie Moyer's Way [NYTimes]

Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.