When Toronto Blue Jay pitcher J.A. Happ arrived in Philadelphia for a weekend series with the Phillies he drove past Citizens Bank Park and his former residence in the city.
As he sat in the dugout during Friday night’s home opener, Happ looked up at the boisterous crowd cheering on a Phillies’ comeback that eventually ended in a 6-5 Toronto win. The Phillies are in first place this late in the season for the first time since their last playoff appearance in 2011.
Happ was on two World Series rosters with the Phillies. Told that it had been 10 years since he earned his World Series ring and rode in a parade down Broad Street, Happ said it didn’t feel like it.
Youth Luc Snuggerud Jersey It’s crazy, said Happ, shaking his head. It seems like yesterday, I can recall every little bit. That’s what I mean by those being the best memories I ever had. I hold those tight.
McClain, who was originally selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Panthers, has registered 75 tackles and 7.5 sacks in his seven-year career. He has also spent Jimmy Vesey Womens Jersey time with the Cowboys, Texans and Patriots.
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The boots are high and polished, the trousers tucked inside. The high-collared fatigue jacket is buttoned from waist to throat and tightly sculpted to his torso. Tilted ever so slightly on his head is the high-crowned, broad-brimmed campaign hat.
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