It is really pretty incredible that AT&T Park is where the Giants play 81 games a year. It seems like a place you should only be allowed to go to on vacation. The scenery isn't something I usually associate with baseball but I could certainly get used to it real fast.
The fans were better than I had anticipated. Other than the fact that they are Barry Bonds apologists, I was fairly impressed with their attitude. Some fans even gave us some free garlic fries. I'll still be tasting them next week when I get back to Philly. Perhaps my favorite find of the park was the churro. Those things are great. We are still trying to figure out what an "Express Restroom" is?
The Phillies offense was rolling for much of the weekend. Ryan Howard seems to be avoiding the post HR Derby funk. We saw Bonds hit his 721st HR but the picture to the right was taken before he hit it. Besides Barry Bonds, San Francisco and the Giants are alright in my book.
One of the interesting conversations which came up during the game was whether or not you (being a Phillies fan) would throw back a HR hit by the Giants if you caught it? My buddies claimed they would do so, even if Bonds hit it. I'm not so sure I would do the same and definitely not if Bonds hit it. I'd find it a lot easier to throw back a Ray Durham homer.
-My Flickr Slide Show: Friday night and Sunday day games.
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.