Cesar Hernandez started the 2017 Phillies season off with a bang.
In the team's first at bat of the season, Cesar took a Scott Feldman offering deep into the seats at Great America Ball Park to put the Phils up 1-0 over the Reds.
It was the second leadoff home run of his career.
Hernandez hit just 6 home runs in 622 plate appearances in 2016. He's on pace for... a lot more than that in 2017.
According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, Cesar's homer was the first by a Phillie to leadoff the season since 1938!
The Phillies just missed on a second home run in the opening frame of 2017 when Michael Saunders ripped a ball high off the wall in left. The Phillies ended the top half of the first inning with a 2-0 lead.
Plenty of baseball left to be played in 2017 but it's off to a solid start.
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.
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.