Philadelphia: South Philadelphia born and raised

April 8, 2021
Phillies, Union, Penn State
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Philadelphia: South Philadelphia born and raised
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⚾️Phillies: After winning a game apiece earlier this week, the Phillies made a statement in the first inning against the NY Mets yesterday, going up 4–0 with help from first baseman Rhys Hoskins and third baseman Alec Bolm’s homers. Ring that MF bell!

  • And our boys closed it out, winning 8–2 and improving their record to 5-1. After sweeping the Atlanta Braves and beating the Mets in two of three games, the Phils are ready to sit on their thrones as the Princes of the NL East.

⚽️Union: The Union beat Deportivo Saprissa 1–0 in their first game of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League (which includes champs from North America, Central America and the Caribbean) last night. DOOP, there it is.

  • The Union qualified for CONCACAF by winning the Supporters’ Shield in 2020, and earning the tournament title would qualify them for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup.
  • The Union play their second leg of the first round next week. They would then have to advance through the next two rounds (played later this year) to make it to the finals. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

🏐Penn State: The 9-5 Nittany Lions women’s volleyball team was selected for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and in doing so will become the only team to have appeared in all 40 of the NCAA-sanctioned championships. Now that’s a legacy.