PHILADELPHIA — This city loves Jimmy Rollins. There were several anecdotes from today I could hold up as evidence: the two dozen reporters gathered by his locker from the time he arrived at the ballpark; the hundreds who lined up around the dugout for autographs; the thousands who cheered when Rollins ran out to the field to take ground balls during batting practice. This newspaper page or this standing ovation before the game’s first at-bat:
PHILADELPHIA — Here was the scene at Citizens Bank Park when Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins stepped into the batter’s box for his first plate appearance as a visiting player in Philadelphia:
Rollins called Philadelphia home from 2000-14 and spoke at length about his return prior to the game:
PHILADELPHIA — I didn’t have to ask Dodgers utilityman Kiké Hernandez for his thoughts on this comment Kelly Osbourne dropped on The View today:
Hernandez responded himself via Twitter:
Heading to the stadium early so that I can clean the toilets in the clubhouse! Right? @KellyOsbourne
— Enrique Hernandez (@kikehndez) August 4, 2015
Hernandez is Puerto Rican. The tweet had been retweeted and favorited more than 1,000 times by the first pitch of Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.
Osbourne posted this statement on Facebook not long after Hernandez posted his.