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 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The little leaguers marched to the fields on Saturday, complete with escort from the NAHS Marching Band and the Norristown Fire Department.
If you missed Norristown Little League's Opening Day celebration, check out these great photos from the Norristown Fire Department (NFD). The NFD helped escort the teams along the parade route to the fields on Saturday with lights and sirens a-blazing. The players and families were also joined by the Norristown Area High School Marching Band. See more great pictures on the NFD's website.
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 …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The 2013 baseball season is almost here and Norristown Little Leage is looking for a few good men and women to coach teams and umpire games.
From the Norristown Little League website: Norristown Little League (NLL) is in need of volunteers to coach for the Spring baseball and softball season. The league needs all levels from T-Ball up to Minors. NLL would like to provide in-services and trainings to those interested in coaching. If you cannot coach, but would still like to participate, NLL needs umpires. We would also like to provide training for those interested in umpiring. Please contact Gretchen Sidler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
If you missed sign-ups this past week, you've got another chance on Saturday and next week.
It may be cold outside, but plans are in the works for the 2013 season of Norristown Little League. There are a number of divisions and even softball teams forming, so there's something for every age and skill level. Sign-up online at www.norristownlittleleague.com or on the following dates and times at the noted location: To register after Jan. 26, contact Lynn Auriemma at 484-486-3833 or email@example.com or Bill Plichta at 610-270-0467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-ups for most divisions come with raffle tickets for a $250 cash prize on Opening Day. Spots are available for the following Norristown Little League divisons: BASEBALL SOFTBALL Additional children in a family is $25 for all divisions except Juniors and Seniors. A $10 late …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Online registration for the Spring 2013 season is now open.
According to East Norriton Little League (ENLL) Vice President Jennifer Bowman, registration for the Spring 2013 is now open. While there is still plenty of time to sign up, registration closes on Jan. 31, 2013. Sign up online here. According to the ENLL website, there are six sanctioned leagues from Tee Ball to Senior. Children ages 4 to 16 years old as of April 30 and who live within the boundaries of ENLL's coverage area are eligible to enroll. (See the map in our PDF section.) ENLL is an independent, nonprofit organization run by parent volunteers. They maintain two baseball facilities housing a total of four playing fields – two at Paul Fly Elementary School and two at Cole Manor Elementary School. For more information on East …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Phightin's are accepting applications for the program through Monday.
Calling all female Phillies fans in the Norristown 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 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Trio of Phillies stars meet with Ugandan and Plymouth Little League teams in Plymouth Meeting.
As it so often is, baseball was at the center of something special in Plymouth Meeting on Tuesday. An All-star catcher for Major League Baseball, born 33 years ago in Panama, stood next to an 11-year-old Ugandan boy, as they clasped their fingers through a dugout fence and watched a homerun sail over the outfield wall. The catcher took a step back and smiled at the boy, extending an arm for a fist bump. Taking a moment to look the gesture over, the boy smiled back and popped his knuckles against those of Carlos Ruiz. Feet away, Jimmy Rollins, the longest tenured Philadelphia Phillie, walked briskly into the dugout and directly into an embrace with Ugandan manager Henry Odong. Smiling, Odong brought out his wallet and began to dig around. "…