The Philadelphia Phillies have teamed up with Uber to offer a special rate to get fans to and from Citizens Bank Park safely and affordably on opening day.
The team has designated Uber the team's official ridesharing app and to celebrate opening day, "uberPOOL rides going to or from Citizens Bank Park within Philadelphia County from 1-8pm will cost only $2.15."
The Phils take on the Nationals at 3:05 on Friday, so just hope the game doesn't go 17 innings if you want to get the special rate on the way home.
In addition to the special rate, a highly-rated Uber driver will get a chance to throw out a first pitch later in the season.
Additionaly, the Phillie Phanatic may pop up in your Uber car at some point later in the season. Details on that have yet to be ironed out, but that should certainly be interesting.
My biggest question for taking a ridesharing ride to the sports complex: why isn't there a designated pickup / dropoff area for each venue. Ever try taking an Uber to the Wells Fargo Center? Good luck getting the driver to figure out where to go.
Joel Embiid is a man of the people.
Jojo took time away from tweeting about the Sixers' newest death squad's nickname and throwing shade at Lonzo Ball to make an appearnce at XFINITY Live! in the South Philadelphia sports complex.
They were hosting an NBA draft party.
Not only did Embiid make an appearance shortly after the Sixers selected Markelle Fultz, he also apparently signed the Sam Hinkie banner that was raised to the rafters at the lottery party last month.
XFINITY Live!'s Twitter account shared the following images and videos:
Longtime followers of The Process are well aware that Thursday night was a tag team effort.
Sam Hinkie put the Sixers in the position -- via a plethora of assets acquired during his tenure -- to allow Bryan Colangelo to deal with the Celtics for the No. 1 overall pick that turned into Markelle Fultz.
It's always a little strange hearing current employees give praise to former employees, but if anyone can do it well, it's head coach Brett Brown.
Brett was asked what his conversations with Sam have been since the draft lottery when the #PICKSWAP with Sacramento was executed.
"Just a random text basically saying 'thank you,'" Brown said. "I think organizationally we really haven't missed a beat. The volume of phone calls that I've been on in my four years, they're like every Monday you're on a conference call with the owners. We've tried to be so meticulously responsible in growing this patiently. Sam was excelent at what he did. I think Bryan [Colangelo] took that work and brought it forward. You can't help but go back and recognize how we arrived at the picks we had this year. I think you have to step back and really acknowledge the great work that Bryan did getting it over the line."
"You can't dismiss the position of the club and Sam helped us to get to this level."
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