9/11 and the Power of Sports

There was an event ten years ago that shook the United States of America to its foundation. A day that saw the mightiest of nations fall to its knees. On Tuesday September 11th 2001, terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and crashed in Shanksville PA. It’s a day I am sure that … Continue reading 9/11 and the Power of Sports

Today’s game postponed

Today’s Phillies game against the Washington Nationals at 1:05 PM was postponed. The game will be made up on September 20 during the final Phillies home series against the Nats. It will be the first of a day-night double-header. Everyone in the rotation will be pushed back a day. Roy Halladay will pitch on Tuesday … Continue reading Today’s game postponed

Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Two Years of Silence

This is the symphony that will never be forgotten by Phillies fans. His voice may have been slow and deep, capable of putting some to sleep, but it was legendary. He was Philadelphia Phillies baseball. The summer soundtrack of leather-popping pitches and the reverberation of a packed baseball stadium was narrated by Harry Kalas. It’s … Continue reading Two Years of Silence

Phillies accept fan-made HK statue

The Phillies front office released this statement today. Thanks to Phillies Nation for getting the news out on their blog (vote for them in the Phield!) The Phillies have gratefully accepted the fan-funded gift of a 7½-foot bronze statue of Harry Kalas for placement at Citizens Bank Park, Mike Stiles, Senior Vice President, Administration and … Continue reading Phillies accept fan-made HK statue

And the winner of the all-Philly tourney is…

Harry Kalas! By a score of 58%-42%, Harry Kalas beat Bobby Clarke to win the All-Philly Tourney. Kalas worked his way through some easy competition in the BMac region until he faced Clarke of the Real Deal, taking him out in his closest match-up of the tourney. Congrats Harry and thanks to all who voted … Continue reading And the winner of the all-Philly tourney is…

The Phinal Two

And the results are in. The Phinal Phour pitted a pair of #1 seeds with Mike Schmidt taking on Bobby Clarke. It also featured a battle between two great Phillies broadcasters in Harry Kalas facing Richie Ashburn. The results in the Schmidt/Clarke matchup were very surprising as Clarke took 55.17% of the vote to win. On the other … Continue reading The Phinal Two

The Road to the Phinal Phour

The all-Philly tourney is nearing it’s conclusion. With one #1 team eliminated and a wacky Final Four soon to be set, the final eight athletes/personalities will compete to become the greatest athlete in the history of Philadelphia. I asked myself one thing earlier today: Where the hell is the Phillie Phanatic? Yes, I know we … Continue reading The Road to the Phinal Phour

Marlins Selling Unused Tickets

This is one of the saddest things I have ever seen in baseball. In an obvious desperation attempt by the Florida Marlins, they are selling the unused tickets from Roy Halladay’s perfect game, Saturday May 29. The paid attendance for that game was over 25,000 people. Sun Life Stadium holds just over 36,000 at capacity … Continue reading Marlins Selling Unused Tickets