Though details have remained extremely vague, the Philadelphia Phillies do seem likely to honor first baseman Ryan Howard in some way in Sunday afternoon's game against the New York Mets. Though the game is already special in some senses because it is scheduled to be "Fan Appreciation Day," it will likely turn into an appreciation day of sorts for Howard, as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe notes:
The Phillies tried endlessly to move him, but it never worked out. The team plans to honor him next Sunday in what should be an awkward moment in some respects. Howard is basically being pushed out, and there’s no guarantee his career will resume elsewhere.