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Mid-days With Bob Cooney: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

Mid-days With Bob Cooney: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 18: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers calls out a play against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at State Farm Arena on June 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

See what Andrew Salciunas found in the Audio Vault today. Every day he dives deep into the Vault to pull out sounds and clips relevant to the day. But today there was not much in there relevant to the specific day. Combine that with Andrew being a bit annoyed about Anthony Gargano gushing about the play-in games yesterday, and Andrew went a bit evil with today’s vault. He dedicated it to dumb mistakes by Philly Athletes, in an attempt to make Anthony as annoyed as he was.

The idea came from the fact the Phillies keep making dumb mistakes in the field this season. In yesterday’s loss to the Marlins, the Phillies made their 8th out of the season by either trying to stretch a hit, or overrunning a base. That is how Darick Hall got hurt sliding into an out at 2nd base. Over the weekend they saw multiple guys overrunning third base to either be out at home or be out trying to get back to third. And then yesterday Bryson Stott overran first base and the Marlins caught him trying to get back.

So with all of those reason dumb mistakes by the Phillies on the bases, Andrew pulled other dumb mistakes in Philly sports history. The times our teams, players, coaches, or even GMs shot themselves in the foot.

Here is what Andrew found in today’s Audio Vault…

  • Jason Michaels Flips Ball Over Fence to Give Braves a HR

    How does a fly-out turn into an HR? Ask Jason Michaels. He was ranging back to make what in his defense would have been a tough play. But the mistake came when he fumbled the ball. Not onto the ground, that would have been okay. He bobbled it, and for whatever reason, flipped his glove up, launching the ball into the stands. Giving the Braves a HR, and giving Michaels a highlight he will never live down.

  • Odubel Herrera Forgets How Many Outs There Are

    Odubel Herrera is known for some boneheaded plays. But this may take the cake. He forget out many outs there were, threw the ball into the stands, and gave Edwin Encarnacion two free bases.

  • Ronnie Brown tries to Throw Ball to Avoid Being Tackled, Fumbles it Instead

    Ronnie Brown is lucky here because for whatever reason, there does not appear to be much video evidence this happened. Not sure how given he did it in a televised game. But Brown made the baffling choice to try and throw the ball to avoid being tackled. Instead, he fumbled it backward, and the 49ers recovered. To make it worse it happened at the 1-yard line. If Brown just went down the Eagles would have had more chances to score. Instead they lost the ball, and eventually the game.

  • Braydon Coburn Own Goal

    Defenders are supposed to prevent shots on goal, not shoot on their own goal. Braydon Coburn forgot that simple rule though. Coburn was trying to throw the puck in front of his own net, a no-no regardless, but missed, hit his own goalie Ray Emery, and the puck bounced into the net giving the Penguins a goal.

  • Ben Simmons Passes Out of a Dunk

    A play that literally ended Ben Simmons’ time in Philly. After this mistake, where Ben had an open dunk that would have tied it, but he instead passed it to Matisse Thybulle, who got fouled and went 1-1 at the line.

  • Trading Mikal Bridges After He has a Whole Press Conference Talking About How Excited He Was To Play for the Sixers

    The Sixers’ drafting Mikal Bridges was a high moment. He was not just a local kid, but he fit the exact need the Sixers had, they needed a 3 and D guy and that is what Bridges excelled at. And you could tell he and his family were excited to be staying in Philly. They even had a whole press conference discussing as much. But then the Sixers traded him.

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