Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Phillies usually get off to a bad start in April. And they are once again this year.
They say you can't win the season in April. But you could certainly lose it. And after the first month of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are letting April showers drown them. They stand at 9-14 going into Friday night's game against the New York Mets. Five games under .500 and their worst start since 2006. Basically there's one word to sum up their performance so far this season: pathetic. The starting pitching has been inconsistent. The bullpen has gotten rocked. The offensive bats aren't just cold; they're pretty much icy. The defense stinks. The fundamentals are lacking. Pathetic. Case in point was Roy Halladay's performance Wednesday night. The pitcher has turned things around since a shaky start and question marks about his …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Home of the IronPigs will be the first venue in North America to feature hands-free urinal video games in all of the ballpark's men's rooms.
Thursday, March 28
The IronPigs will have one of America's first. Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a new "Urinal Gaming System,” allowing fans to interact with the world's only truly hands-free urinal game controller, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men's restrooms at Coca-Cola Park. "These games are sure to make a huge splash," quipped IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes. "Our fans are always looking for the next big thing and these 'X-Stream games' are another example of our commitment to providing an unparalleled entertainment experience in all aspects of Coca-Cola Park." When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Attorney James McCarthy advises readers on whether baseball teams are liable for injuries.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In the meantime, their gear is Florida-bound.
It's the sure sign of spring. Forget about groundhogs and their shadows, when the Phillies start packing for spring training, it's official. Spring is coming. The Major League Baseball (MLB) team is gearing up for its trip. Pitchers and catchers report in just a week. But, in the meantime, there are a lot of preparations that need to be made. According to CBS Philly, the team's gear is now en route now to Clearwater. Today, a truck-load of the gear was loaded and sent toward Florida, according to the article. Packed amongst the bats and balls were: For the full list of the truck's contents, click on the CBS Philly story. According to the Phillies' website, the team has practiced in Clearwater since 1948. The Fightin's play spring training …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Phightin's are accepting applications for the program through today!
Looking for all girls in the Upper Dublin area! If you've got a love of baseball, the ability to be a community ambassador and aren't afraid of a line drive, you could be a Philadelphia Phillies ballgirl. The club is hiring for the 2013 season, and applications are due Monday, Oct. 22. Interested parties must put together a resume and 2-minute DVD that highlights their experience across a variety of skill areas, including public relations, baseball knowledge, and softball. Applicants must be at least 18 and willing to work "early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays" at more than 150 off-the-field appearances, from nursing-home visits to charity softball games. Phillies ballgirls "represent educated, athletic and energetic women who …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Moira DiSandro said her experience has been a dream come true.
A lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, Moira DiSandro, of Ambler, began her career as a Phillies ballgirl in her freshman year at Villanova University. According to the Ambler Gazette, DiSandro, now a junior, applied for the position two years ago, hoping her passion for the team and the sport - she played softball most of her life - would help her win the job. The selection process was extensive, but her great personality set her apart and she was selected for one of 15 slots as a Phillies ballgirl. During the season, DiSandro and her fellow ballgirls interact with fans and collect baseballs as they roll out of play. When they're not on the field, the ballgirls are involved with player charities, work with Macy's for promotions and attend …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Patriots taking talents everywhere from Boston to New Orleans.
Seven Germantown Academy baseball players will be taking their talents to the next level this year as they head off to their respective colleges. Some players will elect to stay local, such as lefty pitcher Luke Reilly, who is heading to LaSalle, and infielder David Wolfson, who will attend Swathmore. Others are to traveling to far off places, like infielder Cameron Retif, who will head to Louisiana to attend the Loyola University of New Orleans. A full list inclues: Ryan Dolan, OF/INF, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Mike Fitzgerald, INF/RHP, Northeastern University Dan Hoy, INF, Princeton University Ryan Obrecht, C/OF, Franklin and Marshall College Luke Reilly, LHP, LaSalle University Cameron Retif, RHP/INF, Loyola University of…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Souderton Area High School grad is the poster child for baseball longevity, but his recent performance has put his unlikely comeback on the clock
Is it time for Jamie Moyer to hang up his glove and call it a career? The lefty out of Souderton Area High School defied the medical odds and naysayers earlier this spring when he returned from a 2010 elbow injury to make the pitching staff of the Colorado Rockies at age 49. Through his first four starts for the Rockies, Moyer had a stellar 2.28 earned run average. On April 17, he became the oldest pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to be credited with a win. Unfortunately, the age-defying wonder hasn't been very wondrous since then. Following a rough outing against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, Moyer had allowed 28 runs in his past 30 innings. That led ESPN's Matt Meyers to suggest that it might be time for Moyer to make …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Fall in wild 22-20 loss before blanking second opponent 7-0.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Patriots traveled to Maryland on Saturday to play Calvert Hall and Notre Dame (Utica, NY). Against host Calvert Hall, the Patriots lost in heart-breaking fashion, 22-20. Calvert Hall hit a walk-off grand slam to seal the win. GA pitcher Joe Taylor took the loss in game one. After falling to Calvert Hall, the Patriots bounced back with an impressive 7-0 shutout victory over Notre Dame. GA pitcher Logan Sneed took a no-hitter into the seventh inning.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Pitcher Joe Aiello does it all to lead Patriots.
By the middle of the first inning Tuesday, the scoreboard in Princeton New Jersey read Hun School: 0, Germantown Academy: 4. And that would prove to be all visiting Patriots (11-1) would need, although they tacked on plenty more in a 14-3 win. The offensive outburst came from all around the team, with seven players picking up at least one RBI. Pitcher Joe Aiello led the team with three runs-batted-in himself, to go along with his five innings of two-run ball. Aiello would strike out three and walk one while allowing just four hits. Infielder Ryan Dolan continued his strong season for the Patriots, plating two and crossing home twice himself. Junior Robert Flood made the most of his insertion into the eighth spot on the lineup, picking up…