The Phillies Twitter account has come a long way.
No longer the punching bag of fans on the social media platform, the current iteration of Phillies Twitter is winning praise for giving away tickets to a seemingly random fan to help promote Autism Awareness Night.
There was a time when the Phillies could barely slide right on the field. Now they're sliding into DMs in style.
It all started when Twitter user @DADitood asked the Phillies whether they were hosting another autism awareness night this summer.
That's when the Phillies had the smart (and kind) idea to offer up a voucher for tickets to the special night at Citizens Bank Park.
It's a small and simple gesture from a huge franchise but a little good will can go a long way on the Internet.
Now, the Internet Cynic in me might suggest that this was a plant, but even if it was, it was a smart one!
Autism Awareness Night will take place on April 22 when the Phillies host the Atlanta Braves. Promotional tickets are still available.
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. Markelle Fultz already has taken care of one key aspect of living in Philadelphia.
Fultz stamped off on Larry’s Steaks as his favorite. The Maryland native had visited Philadelphia many times before being drafted by the Sixers and had done his own scouting.
So it wasn’t a question of where he gets his cheesesteaks, but how he orders them.
“Actually, I do it a different way,” Fultz said. “I usually get chicken and steak. I just get lettuce and a little bit of onions. Just a basic Philly cheesesteak.”
Fultz also credited his mother for her cheesesteak savvy.
“I’ll be stealing like half of hers,” he said.
The Sixers provided Larry’s Steaks cheesesteaks to the media following Fultz’s introductory press conference.
It's a tradition unlike any other.
After a player gets drafted, he gains thousands of new fans and new followers on social media, many of whom decide to go back in time to learn a little more. Oftentimes, these hunts through Twitter history unearth a few posts that probably should have never happened or have been deleted a long time ago.
Enter Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost.
The Flyers traded with the St. Louis Blues to select the 18-year-old Frost with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft on Friday night and immediately, this Tweet surfaced — which has now been deleted.
Life comes at you fast, Morgan.
On that night, the Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 7-0, in a game that included a late melee in which Brayden Schenn, involved in this trade, received a game misconduct and goalie Ray Emery traded barbs with Braden Holtby.
In another Tweet, Frost was critical of the move the Flyers made to sign Vinny Lecavalier.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Frost can root for any team he wants growing up and fans should probably give him some slack on these tweets surfacing, but a message to everyone on the night before you're going to get drafted: go through your feed and delete anything that could find its way onto this blog.