Some scenes from the Phillies home opener

Some scenes from the Phillies home opener

The Phillies home opener to the 2017 season is just moments away. We're down at the ball park to take in the sights and sounds.

You can stream the game on, of course, but we thought we'd share a couple of things we saw during the pregame below.

The most important was the Chase Utley sighting behind the Phillies dugout during batting practice. Strangely enough, he was not on the field and appears to have gained a few pounds and aged rather rapidly.

There are cheesesteaks.


And the Phillies GM rocking a sweet 'P' pin.

Also, there are nachos in helmets.

Want to get the full ball park experience? Wait in line with us for a cheesesteak.

Phils home opener at 3:05 on Best to get a cheesesteak in Ashburn Alley first. Wait in line with us at Tony Luke's and see what we order.

Posted by on Friday, April 7, 2017

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.