It's all fun and games until the losses pile ups o high that the fans start turning on the hometown stars.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died from injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident, will be honored by the Philadelphia Phillies during their home game against the Red Sox on May 29.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced they will dedicate their home game on May 29 to the memory of 12-year-old Bailey O'Neill, who died as a result of injuries sustained during a playground bullying incident in March. "We extended the invite to the O'Neill family, and they graciously accepted," said Scott Palmer, Public Affairs Director for the Philadelphia Phillies. "Now we're working on planning out the rest of the day." Bailey's father, Robert, was overjoyed to hear the news that his son—a staunch Phillies fan—would be honored by his favorite team. “This is wonderful news, and we’re so thankful for the Phillies to reach out to our family and dedicate a home game to Bailey’s memory," said Robert O'Neill. "It’s so exciting that people…
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 …
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 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Collegeville Italian Bakery has two suite-level tickets for raffle to auction to raise money for slain Police Officer Bradley Fox’s Family – Raffle ends tomorrow at noon.
A surge of community support has risen in the wake of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox’s death. Among those in the business community wanting to help Fox’s family is the Collegeville Italian Bakery, located along Ridge Pike in Collegeville. The bakery’s co-owners and husband and wife-team, Patrizia and Steve Carcarey, will auction off two EMC Suite Level tickets to the Friday, Sept. 21 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves game at Citizens Bank Park. "We didn’t want it to go to waste,” Steve Carcarey said. “We thought the best opportunity to help would be to auction these off and give all the proceeds to the Fox family.” The game is set for 7:05 p.m., and, specifically, the seats are numbers 1 and 2 in Suite 59. The auction …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The athletic company invited the two teams to its Norristown facility to meet Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown and even get engraved Chandler bats.
A team of Ugandan Little Leaguers made history last week, as they became the first African team in history to win a game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. But the Ugandans will have another opponent to face before their American tour is through: the Plymouth Little League 12U tournament team. The two squads are set to go head-to-head at noon today at East Plymouth Valley Park. Members of the Plymouth Little League are excited as well, as a message posted on the league's website is promoting the game. "This is a tremendous honor and great PR for our league and community. Please come out and support our league," the message prompts, adding that a few Phillies might be making an appearance. Today the two teams met up for …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Philadelphia Phillies contract to ace Cole Hamels puts a lot of payroll in pitchers.
To the delight of most Philadelphia Phillies fans, Cole Hamels will be wearing pinstripes for a number of years to come. With the signing of Hamels to a six-year, $144 million deal with a vesting option for a seventh year, the Phillies are telling fans that they haven't thrown in the towel, even if this season might be lost. Hamels' contract is the richest in team history. (Yes, it tops Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.) But is the price for pitching worth it? Vote in our poll and tell us what you think in the comments section below. With Hamels locked up, the Phillies have now invested $68 million in three starting pitchers for 2013. That's a lot of green for Hamels, Halladay and Cliff…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will continue his rehab Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown as the minor-league Iron Pigs launch a 12-game home stand.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will play a rehab assignment with the Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Park Allentown Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Utley fans willing to make the trek, the game is sold out at the news of the major leaguer in town. Utley has missed the whole season so far because of problems with his left knee. He played second base for the Clearwater Threshers on Friday and Saturday, showing that his rehabilitation is drawing to a close. Some reports say Utley could be back playing with the Phillies as early as Wednesday. Tonight's game will start at 7:05 p.m. and opens a 12-game home stand for the Pigs. Lucky fans who managed to score tickets will also be treated to a John Mayberry Jr. bobblehead given to the first 3,000 …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
See the Phils take on the Baltimore Orioles on June 10.
The Holy Name Society of Holy Savior Church is sponsoring a trip to see the Phillies battle Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Sunday, June 10. The cost is $75 per person and proceeds from the sales will go to benefit the group. The trip includes a reserved ticket to the game and deluxe motor coach transportation from Klein travel. Busses leave Holy Saviour parking lot (407 East Main Street) at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. Refreshments are welcome on the bus. To purchase tickets, call Mike Angelucci at 610-213-1196 or e-mail him at email@example.com. You can also send a check to Mike Angelucci, 106 Marielle Lane, Norristown, PA 19401. Make checks payable to Mike Angelucci.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The popular "Sh!t People Say" meme gets a Philly version courtesy of Norristown's own Katie Kohler.
According to The Times Herald, Norristown's Katie Kohler, aspiring comedienne and Eve's Lunch employee, will be joining 610 WIP Sports Radio’s Angelo Cataldi on his Tuesday morning show, thanks to "Sh!t Philly Fans Say" video on YouTube. "I’m a Philadelphia fan and have always been,” Kohler told The Herald. “Philadelphia sports is like an old friend; it’s always there, and most of the time it disappoints you, but every once in a while it comes over with a six-pack and a pizza and you’re happy it’s there." Check out the video above and tune in to 610 AM tomorrow to hear Kohler talk about the video, Philly sports and probably Norristown. Read more about Kohler and the making of the video here.