Watch: Brock Stassi holds back tears after learning he made the Phillies opening day roster

Watch: Brock Stassi holds back tears after learning he made the Phillies opening day roster

Brock Stassi made the Philadelphia Phillies opening day roster. It's a heck of an achievement for a guy drafted in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB draft who struggled through the minors for much of his career.

Stassi was quite emotional in the Phillies clubhouse down in Florida after learning of the club's decision as you can watch above. Making the MLB team was a huge accomplishment and that wasn't lost on him.

"I'm just so thankful," he said.

"I always believed in myself even though Williamsport didn't go well. I always had confidence that I'd work hard."

"It was always my end goal and I never doubted myself ever."

"I can finally say I'm a big leaguer," Stassi said. "It's special."

It also wasn't lost on his brother, Max Stassi, who is a catcher in the Houston Astros organization. Max posted a list of reasons why this was such an accomplishment for his brother who never gave up on his dream.

You can learn more about Stassi from our previous posts here and here.

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.