Things were clearly different on Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex.
From the extra security, to the close to 100 media members waiting to get into the team’s locker room, it was clear that the Eagles ‘ now very public battle with President Donald Trump and the White House was hitting a crescendo.
It was great. Feels good, Gronkowski said. A lot of excitement obviously. . . . Jitters, too.
We’ll see. Some talent went out the door, to be sure. The Dolphins need young guys like Fitzpatrick and 2018 second-round linebacker Raekwon McMillan—players Miami loved in part because they already have hints of the intangibles of Amendola and Gore—to grow up fast. Tannehill, who got full clearance from his Texas surgeon the week before OTAs began and didn’t even wear a brace the last few weeks at practice, has to re-acclimate quickly, too.
Romine’s work behind the plate combined with his improved bat has some fans and even a few scouts thinking the Yankees are better off starting him ahead of 2017 All-Star Gary Sanchez, a tremendous talent who is hitting close to.200 and remains a work in process at blocking balls.
I’ve heard that, but that’s not what’s going on right now, Romine said. Now my job is to back up Gary. I spent a lot of years early worrying about all that and thinking I should be here, I should be there. Well, I’m here and I have to take care of business.
To ultimately win, Beckham may need to show that the Chicago Park District, which owns and operates Soldier Field, had a role in the team’s decision to prevent Beckham from wearing Packers gear on the sidelines. Which means that NFL players may need to show that local stadium authorities had a role in the rule that requires players to stand for the anthem.
Or maybe not. In Grimm’s article, one legal expert compares the situation to hosting a private birthday party in a public park. NFL games represent a private business endeavor that plays out in a public arena that anyone who pays the appropriate fee may attend.