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 CSNPhilly.com, 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.

Beer.

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 CSNPhilly.com. 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 The700Level.com on Friday, April 7, 2017

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

Turning twenty-one years old is a big deal!

It's such a big deal that some people don't even remember it. Ugh.

Kidding!

Anyway, Ben Simmons turned 21 years old today and to celebrate, he got a fun tweet from the greatest player in the NBA and likely Future Sixer LeBron James.

The Shirley Temple line really made it. Such a nice touch and a clear afirmation that LeBron will be joining Simmons on the Sixers for the 2018-2019 seasons, yes?

In all seriousness this flirty little bromance between LBJ and Ben may be nothing more than good marketing from their business partners, but it's fun to joke/dream about regardless.

Mets produce Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that's just kind of phallic

Mets produce Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that's just kind of phallic

The Mets...

They're only slightly better than the Phillies on the diamond but they're way more fun to poke fun at off of it.

When Mr. Met isn't acting like a [eggplant emoji] to fans at CitiField, the team is busy producing bobbleheads that look like [eggplant emoji] to actually hand to fans. The first 15,000 fans at this Saturday's game with the Oakland Athletics will get a special treat.

As Deadspin points out, the Mets will give away this lovely Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that contains a hammer of strange design.