Darren Daulton once threatened to rip Mitch Williams' arm off

Darren Daulton once threatened to rip Mitch Williams' arm off

One of the few bright spots to the Phillies pretty awful start to the 2017 season is the addition of John Kruk to the game telecasts.

Kruk, not surprisingly, calls it like he sees it. He's just generally fun to listen to. And with the Phillies doing their share of losing, he sees plenty of negatives and doesn't feel the need to sugar coat.

One of the other benefits of having Kruk around is his new podcast -- dubbed the Krukcast.

In his debut episode, Kruk talked about the 1993 Phillies that won the National League and went on to fall short to Joe Carter and the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. There's also a fun story about the guy who gave up that blast, Mitchie Poo himself.

In talking about that squad being a selfless team, Kruk says Darren Daulton demanded it. That's when Kruk tells a fun tale.

"There was an incident, it's been documented, with Mitch Williams our closer," Kruk began. "Terry Mulholland pitched the gem of a complete game, which Terry had a knack to do. When he started it, he wanted to finish it. Mitch came in and he was upset. He yelled at Jimmy Fregosi for not bringing him in, 'If I'm you're closer you gotta put me in that game.' Darren took Mitch to the back room and said, 'Look, that's not what we're about and if that ever happens again I'll rip your arm off and you'll never pitch again.'"

"We understood that Darren didn't have meetings but when he said something we listened and we took it to heart because Jimmy Fregosi demanded that of Darren and then Darren in return demanded that of us."

"You can't find a better leader in baseball. When he got traded to the Florida Marlins in 1997, Jim Leyland was their manager and he said they wouldn't have won without Darren."

You can listen to the whole episode with Kruk below.

 

New Eagles WR Mack Hollins bringing his snakes with him to Philly

New Eagles WR Mack Hollins bringing his snakes with him to Philly

When Eagles' fourth-round pick Mack Hollins drives up to Philadelphia from his hometown Rockville, Maryland, he's going to have two companions. 

His snakes. 

Hollins, the UNC receiver, is a big fan of exotic animals. His two snakes — a ball python and a sunglow boa — were sitting by him as he spoke on a conference call with Philly reporters on Saturday afternoon. 

According to his bio at North Carolina, Hollins' dream job is to one day own a "world-renowned aquarium." 

"I actually have both my snakes here now," Hollins said. "I've had turtles. I was going to get an alligator at school, but my roommates weren't really all for it. My dad had a lion growing up, so we've had it all."

A lion? 

Where do you keep a lion? 

"His dad had it in a big cage in his yard," Hollins answered. "I guess in Ohio, the permits aren't as difficult to get exotic animals. Might be where I get mine from. I don't know how Philly will feel about some of the exotic animals, but I might have to get a couple."

For now, though, Hollins is sticking with his snakes. And he plans on driving them to Philly. 

"It's nothing but an hour drive," he said. "I'll put them in a car and load them up. I might come with nothing but the snakes."

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

The NFL and the city of Philadelphia have really put on a spectacle for the thousands and thousands of fans who descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway over the past few days.

But you don't have to be in front of the Art Museum exactly to see the NFL's influence on the city. All you have to do is drive down Interstate 76 through Center City at night while the draft is going on and you can't miss which team is on the clock.

That's because the entire side of the Cira Centre building that is connected to 30th Street Station lights up with the logo of whichever team is on the clock.

You can see our above video which features the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. No confirmation to the reports that birds flying over excessively pooped on the building when the Dallas Cowboys' star lit it up.

The Eagles shared a pretty nice shot of their logo lighting up the building as well.

It's just another nice touch to what has been a wonderful event so far for the city of Philadelphia.