Prayers up for Mikal Bridges, who was forced to watch the Phillies get embarrassed last night in Arizona on his own appreciation night
Man, you really have to feel for Mikal Birdges, who had to sit through last night’s embarrassing Philadelphia Phillies loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In what can only be considered as a direct attack on the city of Philadelphia, the Arizona Diamondbacks held a “Mikal Bridges Appreciation Night” last night a Chase Field.
The Malvern native and former Villanova Wildcat threw out the first pitch wearing a D-Backs jersey, but made his allegiance to Philly known by rocking a “Philly Rob” t-shirt.
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Anyways, the Phillies simply cannot play well in Arizona. They have lost seven straight games in the desert and the last pitcher to actually get a win at Chase Field was Vincent Velasquez.
No excuses, but to have the Phillies leave Citizens Bank Park where they are used to playing outside in a summer-long heat wave and travel out west to play in a temperature enclosed dome in front of roughly eight thousand fans like it’s a Spring Training game seems criminal in itself.
Mikal Bridges on his favorite Phillies
“I love Schwarby. I’m happy Jean is back. Of course, Bryce. Nick is getting it going. But low-key Bohm and Bryson Stott (are my favorites). The day care. Hell yeah.”
The worst part about this is that Mikal Bridges is one of us. So it’s not a situation where he is pandering in a cringe-worthy way, either. Instead, Bridges is used to the theatrical and gut-wrenching experience it can be to be a Philly sports fan.
A prime example is his experience with one of the Phillies’ worst losses of the season. Before Bridges went out to dinner this past Monday night, he checked the score of the Phillies-Diamondbacks game. The Phillies were up 7-0 then, so he put his phone away.
From there, everything went downhill. The text messages started rolling in for Mikal Bridges.
“I’m like, why are they talking crap?” He said. “Then I saw it was 7-7.”
Pain. I’ll never forgive Brett Brown for drafting and then trading Mikal Bridges all in the same night. I don’t mean to be cruel, but the player we got in return can’t even lace Bridges sneakers. Furthermore, Brett traded a kid whose mother worked within the Sixers organization. So, you tell me, who is the cruel one?
Regardless, it’s great to see Bridges out there supporting the Fightins, even if they are getting their asses handed to them in Arizona. Hopefully, The Liberty Line will see Mikal this Eagles season in Arizona, when the Eagles face the Cardinals.
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