Ryan Howard isn't done with baseball, still training his butt off

Ryan Howard isn't done with baseball, still training his butt off

Ryan Howard's career with the Phillies has come to an end but that doesn't mean his baseball career is over.

Many people believe Howard can still play. Charlie Manuel for one. The Big Piece himself for another.

In a new video posted by Whistle Sports, Howard gives us a look at the training he's doing to ensure he's in the best possible shape he can be in to start the 2017 season with another club.

"The mindset this year is just to continue to train and prepare myself for another season," Howard said.

He's up early, getting his swings in around 6:30 in the morning to begin the day. He says that during a typical hitting session he'll hit between 140 and 150 balls to build up endurance. 

Howard follows the work in the cage with a more physical workout with his trainer. It doessn't look like a whole lot of fun.

The Big Piece did hit 25 home runs in 2016 but his slash line was less than optimal. As you can see in the below video, he's doing everything he can to make sure his career isn't over just yet.

Roger Goodell visits Swoop, then gets blasted on Twitter

Roger Goodell visits Swoop, then gets blasted on Twitter

The all-mighty NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid a visit by the Eagles' mascot, Swoop, on Wednesday. And the two took a lovely picture together.

Goodell responded:

And — this is the fun part — the fans responded, too. Most fans used Twitter to boo Goodell, some used gifs, and some were very creative. Here are some of the finest:

The boos won't stop here either. There has been an over/under placed on how long Goodell will be booed before announcing the first overall pick on Thursday night (see story).

How long will Philly boo Roger Goodell at NFL draft? We have your over/under

How long will Philly boo Roger Goodell at NFL draft? We have your over/under

What is Philadelphia known for? The cheesesteaks, soft pretzels or maybe Rocky Balboa.

Yes, but we forgot the most glaring thing … booing.

It is safe to say that Philadelphia sports fans have mastered the art of booing — especially in the last couple years, or as we like to call it, "Trusting the process."

Bob Vetrone Jr. of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted this out on Wednesday:

So if you are looking to make some money, then this might be a great bet as you and your friends huddle around the TV on Thursday night.

Per SportsBettingDime.com, Goodell was booed for a solid 25 seconds while presenting Patriots owner Robert Kraft with the Lombardi Trophy in February. But last year, Goodell was booed only for 10 seconds during last year's draft in Chicago. So place your bets wisely.

Who knows, maybe someone saved a snowball from the winter and will greet Goodell with it in true Philadelphia style.