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Former Phillie reportedly arrested for battery after altercation with ump while coaching

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Former Phillie reportedly arrested for battery after altercation with ump while coaching

Former Philadelphia Phillies draftee, catcher Johnny Estrada, was arrested Sunday in Panama City Beach, Florida, for battery after shoving an umpire over a disagreement about the umpire's call during the game he was coaching, according to WJHG.

Estrada was drafted by the Phillies in 1997 and spent parts of five seasons in the Phillies organization, including playing 99 games with the club during the 2001 and 2002 seasons combined. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Kevin Millwood and he finished his career in 2008 with 612 games play at the Major League level.

Estrada had a run-in with an umpire during his time in the Majors in 2005 while a member of the Braves when he bumped umpire Doug Eddings. He was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for the incident.

He was also arrested in 2013 on domestic violence charges

Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before it ends in walk-off fashion

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Chase Utley makes unreal play to save perfect game before it ends in walk-off fashion

Chase Utley has always had a flair for the dramatic.

And not just with his bat or hustle, but also with his glove.

Who can forget this clutch, heads-up play?

At 38 years old, Utley still throws around his body like he's 24 and in his rookie season. The former Phillie showed his signature full-out extension in a huge moment Wednesday night.

Pitching in the eighth inning against the Pirates, Dodgers starter Rich Hill had not allowed a runner to reach base. That looked like it was going to change when Josh Bell laced a liner destined to drop in right field. Utley then stunned everyone at PNC Park by preserving the perfect game bid with a jaw-dropping diving catch.

The best is Utley's typical stoicism, just getting up and acting like, no big deal, one down, fellas.

His teammates had the opposite reaction. They were in amazement, as seen below.

Believe it or not, Hill took a no-hitter into the bottom of the 10th inning when he lost it — and the game — on Josh Harrison's walk-off blast for a 1-0 defeat (see story).

Baseball is a funny game. Right now, the Dodgers are the best at it with an 89-36 record, 13 games ahead of the next closest teams (Nationals and Astros).

Before you know it, the playoffs will be here — and we all know Utley is bound for some October dramatics.

Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

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Philly fan takes one last jab at his beloved Eagles' futility in his obituary

Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was a wonderful husband, uncle, brother, and son. He was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan with a pretty good sense of humor.

At least according to his obituary.

Mr. Riegel died on Aug. 18, 2017, at 56 but it appears he had enough time to have some fun on his way out.

His obituary reads relatively standard on the Wimberg Funeral Home website, naming all of the family he leaves behind as well as mentioning some of his favorite greetings for different people and some of his nicknames — some people called him "Toad."

But it's this part that will have Jeffrey smiling in the great beyond:

God gave Jeffrey the miracle of time to prepare which allowed him to verbalize his last wishes. He requested to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.

Touche, Mr. Riegel, touche.

Say hello to Reggie, Jerome, and Buddy for us. Maybe they haven't heard a boo in a while, who knows.