Excessive heat warning for the Philly area
Plus: The birds have returned, the raccoon has shown up at the airport, and Abbi Jacobson wants to give you a second chance.
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It’s dangerously hot
If you haven’t ventured outside today, you’ve played your cards right. If so, you know the big news is that it’s hot in the Philadelphia area and getting hotter.
The Philadelphia Department of Health has declared a “heat health emergency” from Thursday through Saturday, noting that the emergency may be extended if, you know, the weather remains extremely hot.
Meanwhile, county commissioners in Montco have declared a “code red” hot weather emergency that begins today and ends at 8 p.m. Friday.
Delco, Chester County, Bucks County, Camden County, Atlantic County…the entire area is on alert. Click the links above for tips for staying calm and locations of cooling centers, checking on your loved ones (including pets), drinking plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages, and using common sense.
News you can use: Our guides to public pools, splash pads and working out when it’s hot in Philadelphia.
Football season is approaching!
Even in seasons when the Phillies are still in the thick of it, we have to admit that our pulse quickens when we hear the Eagles have arrived at camp. Of course, this upcoming season is full of excitement: a new contract for Jalen Hurts, new offensive and defensive coordinators, and a slew of new additions to the roster. As my ex Group room Colleague Mike Selsky points out Inquirertraining camp following a Super Bowl runner-up campaign comes with higher expectations than usual.
Talking about Universitys, Penn State’s excellent independent student-run newspaper, reports that it will lose college funding over the next two budget cycles. According to editor Nick Stonecipher, efforts are underway to work with the newspaper’s alumni interest group to establish an endowment to cover this gap. It’s a great paper. Here’s hoping something can be worked out.
Title of the week
We’re generally fascinated by urban wildlife in these parts, which is why we were thrilled with this headline: Raccoon Spotted in Philadelphia International Airport Baggage Claim
Watch: A raccoon appears at baggage claim #Philadelphia airport! Sometimes raccoons show up (one stole a box of Twizzlers last year), says an airport website spokesperson.
-TaRhonda Thomas (@TaRhondaThomas) July 26, 2023
I’m not going to lie: I’m jealous of the raccoon in the video. I have always He wanted to ride this conveyor belt.
Pride of Wayne Abbi Jacobson is teaming up with Pride of Rehoboth Dogfish Head for what they’re calling “the second shot at crushing the perfect toast.” The big idea: People who messed up a wedding toast (which Jacobson says she did, too) will get coaching (from Jacobson) to rewrite their speeches and then help surprise the couple who originally let them down. All the details are here.
And from the office of Well-Then Sports…
Rob Thompson must have heard the anguished cries of the Phillies fan base, because in last night’s game, he was manipulating the lineup:
Phillies lineup vs. Orioles. 6:05 PM EST on NBCSP/94WIP.
-Todd Zoelecki (@ToddZolecki) July 26, 2023
That’s right: Trea Turner had the day off. Goalkeeper Suarez gave up a single in the first inning but nothing more. Orioles outfielder Kyle Bradish was not impressed with the new lineup and had three straight home runs. In the second, Ranger walked lead off but got away again with a double play. In the third inning, the Orioles had two singles and two out before Adley Rutschman hit a full pitch out of the park. Playing from behind again, Philz! In our half, Brandon Marsh walked, then stole second and scored on a double off Jake Cave, who looks so special with that patch of gray in his beard. Nick Castellanos singles home the Cave – 3-2! – But Bryce Harper hit into a double play.
Alec Bohm singled to start the fourth inning, Bryson Stott hit a bunt, and JT Realmuto scored twice to give the Phils a 4-3 lead. How cute! How else?usual! In the sixth inning, a great catch by Jake Cave saved two runs.
Jake Cave with the Phillies’ best catch of the year pic.twitter.com/8Bo4IM4hMS
-MismatchPhilly (@MismatchPhilly) July 26, 2023
The Rangers gave up a double in the seventh inning, so Rob Serantoni brought in Dominguez, who delivered a groundout and a groundout, then a single that tied the game. But Edmundo Sosa hit a two-run homer that put us ahead again. That was the end of Pradesh. Sionel Perez walked Kyle Schwarber on four pitches, then hit Big Nick with a bunt. Harper’s single made it 6-4. Out with Perez, in with Mike Bowman, for the last out. The eighth brought in Craig Kimbrel who got three straight goals. Another pitching change for the Orioles, then Gregory Soto replaced Kimbrel in the ninth. He made it three points in a row. Woo-hoo, one-time winning streak! They’re out tonight. everyone. Not just Tria.
And in Dob News…
Union played Querétaro at Subaru Park last night in the second round of the League Cup and took the lead when Daniel Gazdag scored in the 29th minute.
Gazdag hits a powerful shot at the far post to open the scoring for Leo 🙌
– X – Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) July 27, 2023
In the 36th minute, the goalie fouled Julian Carranza in front of the cage and injured himself in the process. Gazdag scored on the PK as well. Another on 43rd Street from Nathan Harrell. They got another goal in the 60th minute through Jesus Bueno, but oops – Damien Lowe was offside. Two minutes later, another opportunity for PK, and a third goal for Gazdag. Well, it’s time to move on to the US Women’s National Team vs. Netherlands in the World Cup, just five minutes in. Final score for Al-Ittihad: 5-1, with another goal from Jack McGlynn.
The women looked impressive until the 17th minute when the Netherlands scored a goal from a counterattack. Julie Ertz, starting again, scored a stunning header that almost went in the goal in the 34th minute, but was unlucky. Rose Lavelle was shown an undeserved yellow card in the 50th minute – the match referee was a failure. In the 60’sy In the minute, Lindsay Horan was hit hard and injured her knee. She was so angry that she scored two minutes later with a header. Suddenly the knee looked much better.
Alex Morgan scored one goal on a break in the 67th minute, but it was called for offside. the curse. Things got tough around the 80th minute, but our ladies held on. Tiffany Rodman almost scored the goal in the 82nd minute, but was unable to do so. Three fast corners in a row for the US – nope. Do it four… Great series of attacks in the box for us, a free-kick for the Netherlands – nothing does. Five minutes pause. No one registered. One point for each team. The United States plays again against Portugal, Tuesday at 3 a.m
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