We Love the All of You: Phillies-Reds On 90s Retro Night

We Love the All of You: Phillies-Reds On 90s Retro Night

As our friend Gonzo wrote yesterday, things down at Citizens Bank Park feel a bit like the days of old... only a little different. So with playoffs out of the picture, we've got to look for other small pleasures, like 90s retro night and... Spacehog.

Yes, it's 1990s retro night at the ball yard and the Phillies will be rocking the throwback unis during the game and fans will be treated to a Spacehog performance pregame.

It's gonna get weird. Vance Worley takes on Bronson Arroyo. No Kevin Frandsen tonight, sadly. Polly is back in the lineup at third.

7:05 lineup per usual.

Here's a list of some of the special happenings at CBP tonight, per the Phillies:

PHILLIES 1990’S RETRO NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS

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Both the Phillies and the Reds will be wearing 1991-era uniforms, the final season the Phils wore burgundy pinstripes.

‘90s Reunion Party in Ashburn Alley, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Special celebrity look-alikes and characters from 1990’s TV and movies.

Phanavision Player Headshots:

Phillies players will be featured as TV & movie characters from the 1990’s.

Plenty of 1990’s entertainment:

Tommy Greene, author of a 1991 no-hitter and member of the 1993 NL Champions, will throw the ceremonial first pitch and take part in a pregame autograph session at the Phillies Authentics Shop on the Main Concourse from 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Pregame performance by Spacehog
    Phanatic Spice will join the Spice Girls for their second reunion of the     summer!
    Return of the Wolf Pack!
    Pregame reunion of popular radio personalities from ‘90s stations 103.9 WDRE and Y100 at McFadden’s from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Special ‘90s version of Citizens Bank Phan Trivia Challenge
    Plus, plenty of in-game treatment from 1990’s music, movie clips, TV, trivia and more!

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Could the Eagles be interested in signing another top free agent running back named Murray?

No, not that guy. 

Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders running back Latavius Murray.

Murray posted a picture on Instagram of the soon-to-be free agent working out with Carson Wentz with the caption "im just here to help."

"im just here to help"

A post shared by Latavius Murray (@lataviusmurray) on

It's no surprise the Eagles can stand to upgrade their running back corps this offseason — as several mock drafts have suggested. Could Murray be the answer?

 

Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

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Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

Temple’s roller coaster season continued with a new low on Sunday afternoon.

The Owls, who led nearly the entire way, allowed UConn guard Jalen Adams to make a reverse layup with 2.9 seconds remaining in a 64-63 loss at the Liacouras Center.

Shizz Alston Jr. missed the potential game-winning shot from half court as time expired.

Turning point
The Owls (14-14, 5-10 AAC) looked like they might avoid blowing a 10-point lead after Quinton Rose responded to Rodney Purvis’ game-tying three-pointer with a three of his own to give them a 63-60 lead with 2:32 left.

However, the Huskies (14-12, 9-5 AAC) responded with a pair of free throws from Adams before he snaked his way into the lane with the clock running down for the game-winner. The layup gave UConn its seventh win in the last eight games.

Big men on campus
The Huskies were led by Rodney Purvis’ game-high of 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He also added five assists. 

Adams shot just 5 of 13 for 13 points, but connected with the game on the line. He also chipped in five assists and five boards.

The Owls received a jolt Sunday from their young players, as freshmen Damion Moore and Alani Moore II scored a combined 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting. 

In a solid all-around effort, Temple’s Daniel Dingle scored 17 points, with six boards and six assists. Alston Jr. contributed 11 points, six assists and 5 rebounds.

Inside the box score
• After making 5 of 9 shots from three-point range in the first half, Temple finished the game 7 of 21 from deep.

• UConn's Kentan Facey had a big game in the first matchup between the two teams with 23 points and 10 rebounds. On Sunday, the senior was held to eight points and four rebounds after dealing with foul trouble in the first half.

• Temple couldn’t find any room inside, as the Owls lost the points in the paint battle 26-16.

History lesson
With the win, UConn improved to 9-7 in the all-time series. The victory was the Huskies’ third straight in the series.

Up next
The Owls will continue on a three-game homestand Wednesday at 7 p.m. against UCF.

UConn will stay on the road and play at Houston also on Wednesday.