Super Bowl winning Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson made an appearance at the Phillies’ home opener at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday afternoon.
First he showed up and hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for everyone to see. Power move.
Doug Pederson hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the Phillies home opener: pic.twitter.com/MnyXgcvYHs— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 5, 2018
(As you can see, Eagles team president Don Smolenski and Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman were also with him.)
Pederson took off his jacket to reveal a Roy Halladay jersey. Halladay, as you recall, tragically passed away in a plane crash last November. Then he walked to the pitcher’s mound and delivered a strike over home plate, no big deal to him.
Doug Pederson throwing out the first pitch (a strike) while wearing a Roy Halladay jersey: pic.twitter.com/Z8h8bXDs4S— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 5, 2018
Doug really just “gets it.” Honoring Halladay was a super classy move.
In the borrowed words of the late, great Harry Kalas: Doug Pederson, you are the man.
Doug Pederson on first ⚾️— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 5, 2018
“That right there is probably the most nervous Ive felt at a sporting event in a long time”
Super Bowl ??!!
“Super Bowl I was pretty nervous too... My only concern was hitting that mitt”#FlyEaglesFly
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