I got this email this morning from a friend of mine who is a die hard Mets fan from NYC:
NY Daily News Article
Read this article, it's about Wagner in the Daily News. The two funniest
parts of the story are in my opinion:
1. A Philly mole said stadium personnel plan to greet Wagner, who uses
metal anthem "Enter Sandman" as his theme song, with the standard "Mr.
Sandman" when he enters a game, unless they get overridden by the
And 2. As for the Phillie fans' tough rep, Wagner recalled a
conversation with Phillies bullpen catcher Mick Billmeyer. When the
closer learned Billmeyer had been raised in Philly, he asked him: "When
you were born, was the doctor going, 'You suck'"?
Haha. Philly sucks.
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.