Phillies surprise fan on Twitter with free tickets to promote Autism Awareness

Phillies surprise fan on Twitter with free tickets to promote Autism Awareness

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.

https://twitter.com/DADitood/status/851509196147355649

Temple football surprises walk-on with a scholarship

Temple football surprises walk-on with a scholarship

Moments like this never get old.

On Saturday, the Temple football captured a special moment for junior tight end Chris Myarick.

After the annual Cherry and White game, the cameras were rolling when Myarick, from Cheltenham High School in Elkins Park, Pa., was awarded a scholarship after making the team as a walk-on in 2014.

Myarick’s teammates mobbed him after the news was announced.

Congratulations, Chris.

Trust the … Lego? Reddit user reveals Lego version of Joel Embiid

Trust the … Lego? Reddit user reveals Lego version of Joel Embiid

He calls himself "The Process."

He is a main piece of The Process.

And now there's a Lego version of The Process' poster child.

Yes -- thanks to Redditor user dweg1999 -- we have a picture of what Joel Embiid would look like if, yes, he was built of Legos.

After sitting out his first two years in the NBA because of injuries, Embiid burst onto the scene and became an instant star for the Sixers. A piece they can build around both on the court and off it. He's charismatic who knows how to use social media.

Embiid is a special blend of greatness on the court and marketable off it. If he can stay healthy -- his season was cut short because of another one and he will be limited again in 2017-18 -- the Sixers have their guy to build around. Add in a Ben Simmons, a more experienced Dario Saric, potentially two more lottery picks -- at least one more -- and next season will be a whole lot of fun.

But for now, as we wait for the May 16 draft lottery, we are stuck checking out Lego versions of Joel Embiid. If only we were that good with Legos ourselves.