Clemson coaches take in a Phillies game
|2017-04-26 21:59:21.0- -||
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter are in Philadelphia for this weekend's NFL Draft, and the trio traveled to Citizens Bank Park to take in a Phillies game.
Scott calls it a "tradition" after the coaches attended a Chicago Cubs game before last year's draft.
Swinney was even given a game ball by Phillies first baseman Thomas Joseph, and the trio watched a grand slam by Maikel Franco. Swinney then took a few minutes to do an interview on the local Phillies broadcast.
"So far so good for the Phillies. You don’t get to see a grand slam too often, so that’s a rare treat," Swinney said. "It’s (the draft) special because for us we meet a lot of these guys in the ninth grade and some of them even earlier in our youth game. Like a father, you watch them grow up and part of college is figuring life out and the maturation process. To see these guys become graduates is what makes college football so much fun."
Maikel Franco just hit a grand slam and Dabo Swinney is on his feet cheering the Phillies on. It got weird here quick in 2017.— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) April 27, 2017
Apparently the last time Dabo Swinney was at a Phillies game was back in 08. He also was at a Cubs game last year, the year they won the WS.— #DeadInsideHive (@FrancoHitsBombs) April 27, 2017
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney runs into a couple of Tiger alums at Citizens Bank Park tonight. The one on the right looks familiar. pic.twitter.com/Qxogjc1xr2— Paul Domowitch (@pdomo) April 26, 2017
Dabo Swinney has a seat behind the dugout at the Phillies game. https://t.co/HohUOYz17F— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) April 27, 2017
Things are off to a good start in Philly.... @Phillies first baseman Thomas Joseph just tossed a baseball to Coach Swinney after 6th inning— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) April 27, 2017
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