High school friend gets Mickey Moniak's signature tattooed on butt

High school friend gets Mickey Moniak's signature tattooed on butt

Ethan Abrams, you're a man of your word.

As a high school freshman, Phillies prospect Mickey Moniak made a bet with his friend long before the Phillies selected him first overall last June. The bet was that if Moniak is selected within the first 10 picks of his draft, Abrams would get Moniak's signature tattooed on his rear.

And here you go:

"I thought it needed to be more than just a signature so this way it looks like he signed a ball," Abrams told CSNPhilly.com. "Also, I can play it off for other reasons why I would get a baseball tattoo on my ass. It hurt but not worse than I was expecting. I think it turned out as well as an ass tattoo can turn out."

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Phillies burn radio station that asked if we're sick of the Phanatic

Phillies burn radio station that asked if we're sick of the Phanatic

Are you sick of the Phillie Phanatic?

That was a rhetorical question. Of course you're not.

He's a pelvis-shaking, popcorn-dumping, Tommy Lasorda pest of a hero to us all here in Philadelphia.

97.5 The Fanatic decided to tempt fate Tuesday afternoon and dare pose the question if we're sick of the Phanatic.

Welp, the responses went just as you think they would have gone (click through for yourself).

But the best response came the Phillies themselves. Drink this one in:

The mic? It has been dropped.

Today's lesson, kiddos: Don't mess with the Phillie Phanatic.

A Kalas will once again call games for the Houston Astros

A Kalas will once again call games for the Houston Astros

Baseball fans know Harry Kalas as the legendary voice of the Philadelphia Phillies. But many forget he started out calling games down in Texas for the Houston Astros from 1965-70 before heading north.

Harry's son Todd followed in his father's footsteps with a career in baseball broadcasting and spent the last 19 years with the Tampa Bay Rays.

But now Todd Kalas is going back to the town he was born in to take a job as the Houston Astros play-by-play caller on television.

The team announced the move right around Christmass but we're just seeing it now.

"This is the fulfillment of a dream, to work a full season doing play-by-play as part of the Astros new broadcast team," Kalas said in the release. "This opportunity with Houston has been my long-term goal since my collegiate broadcasting days. To return to the city where I was born, work with such great organizations as the Astros and ROOT Sports, and to be a part of an exciting Houston team with great expectations is beyond anything I could have hoped for. "

Kalas will replace Bill Brown who retired this offseason after 30 years with the team. He'll work alongside color man Geoff Blum.