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 …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Dr. Lori reveals the surprising history and value behind Cracker Jack prizes.
Do you remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? You played croquet in the backyard with the rest of the neighborhood gang, frolicked in the lawn sprinkler, or went to the ballpark to take in a baseball game. Snacks were part of the summer fun and a popular snack food was Cracker Jack, the candy-coated popcorn and peanut snack. An early form of Cracker Jack was first sold at the World’s Fair in Chicago (also known as the World Columbian Exposition) in 1893. By 1896, the popcorn and peanut snack was perfected and sold by the Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein Company. While the delightful snack became a well-known American treat, it also became associated with the American past time, the game of baseball. In 1908, Cracker Jack was …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Local author Gary Kaschak recounts how he was moved by one Mater Dei Catholic School 12-year-old student's inspirational essay about his hero Darren Drolsbaugh, his deaf baseball travel teammate
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
For the past eight years, I have had the absolute privilege of sponsoring an essay contest for the 7th grade students at the former St. Stanislaus School, now Mater Dei, in Lansdale, based upon a pair of inspirational fiction novels I’d written years ago. The essay contest has evolved gradually over this time period. Fresh categories created outside the realm of rewarding just the best writers has opened up new opportunities for its participants. With the eager support and advice from Mater Dei teacher and huge supporter, Bonnie Marino, this leverage has enabled me - as the single judge in the competition - enhanced opportunities to reward more students for their writing efforts. The fairly new essay category of "Inspirational Writing" was…
Monday, May 28, 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 …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Lansdale Little League, Hatfield Little League, Towamencin Youth Association and Montgomery Township Baseball all hit the field today
Moyer's Road in Lansdale was lined with cars Saturday morning. That could only mean one thing - Little League baseball season is upon us. The big event in Lansdale began with a parade and welcoming ceremony at Moyer's Road Park, emceed by Lansdale Little League president Mike Gilbert. From there, boys and girls of all ages dispersed for food, fun and America's favorite pasttime. The weather held out for opening day and all were jubilant that summer is right around the corner. Check out our video and photo gallery of today's festivities. And be sure to add your own photos and videos to our gallery!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Phillies pre-season ball today at 1:05
1. The Village Tavern 5K St. Patty's Day Shock Run returns for the third year today at 10. The proceeds of the race go to the purchase of defibrillators for companies, organizations or individuals with a need. Race form can be found at www.villagetavernpa.com. 2. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer's Wellness Fair takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the MMR Catholic Education Center Gym. 3. A.C. Moore invites you to a free candy making demo at 1 p.m. at the Montgomeryville location. 4. PHL17 leads off 2012 Phillies coverage with the first of three pre-season games today when the Phillies face the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. 5. Award-winning prog fusion rock band Allan Holdsworth Band, featuring Jimmy Haslip & Virgil Donati with Marbin, performs …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Walk in to the parks and recreation building in Lansdale Saturday to get your daughter or son involved in community baseball
Girls, play ball. Dudes, get on deck. Lansdale Little League is ready for you in 2012. There's a walk-in registration today from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It's over at Lansdale Parks and Recreation building, across from Lansdale Catholic. You don't have to live in Lansdale, either. Registration is good for Lansdale residents, North Wales residents, Montgomery Township residents and Towamencin Township residents. If your child is 7 to 12, sign them up. One kid - $105. Two kids, same family - $150 each kid (Two kids, different families? I don't know ... maybe $105 each?) Three kids, same family - $180 each kid You can check out the registration flier in our photo gallery. Batter up, parents. It's time to get excited about baseball, especially with …