A lot going on yesterday and didn’t get to the Roundup… here are a few things we missed from yesterday and the weekend.
Let’s hit it!
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Let’s make TV. Tomorrow night come see the taping of the Great Sports Debate at 7 p.m. at Chickie’s and Pete’s at Parx at 7 p.m. Don’t forget– it will be Wednesday, so that means all-you-can-eat snow crab legs for $24.95.
Throw it back! Monkey’s Uncle in Doylestown has a great selection of retro Phillies gear. You can shop online and use code BROAD to take $10 off orders of $50 or more.
Meet Big Ben. I know, I know– a Steeler. But Ben Roethlisberger will be signing autographs at the Sports Vault in the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday from 1 – 2:30. Details and tickets here.
Cheap. Phillies tickets at Crossing Broad Tickets.
Major League Baseball has finally entered the century. On Google+, it was announced that highlights and full games will begin appearing on YouTube. A few caveats, of course:
Major League Baseball is bringing America’s favorite pastime to more fans all over the world on YouTube. Expect to see highlights of MLB games from this season about a day or two afterwards, tens of thousands of hours of archived games dating back to 1952, clips from Baseballs Best Classics and Best Moments, and more. In all countries other than the US, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, you can also watch two live games per day during the regular season for free.
Bryce Harper overload on ESPN this week. He’s on the cover of their magazine:
And there will be a one-hour special at 9 p.m. tonight called Bryce Begins. Bryce is 20-years-old.
Rays reporter Kelly Nash nearly took a ball to the head… when she took this selfie at Fenway:
Marcus Hayes of course weighed in on Jason Collins being gay… by writing a series one-line paragraphs. I have no idea how Marcus Hayes gets paid.
Jess Biddle followed up his 16-strikeout performance by striking out 10 on Sunday.
An umpire threw up this weekend.
Did Paul Holmgren erupt at reporters on Saturday when asked about Peter Laviolette’s job security? He did: [Philly.com]
Asked before Saturday’s game about Laviolette’s future – and informed that a source had told a Canadian reporter that the coach would not return -Holmgren erupted in a string of expletives.
“I’m not even going to comment on the bleeping sources,” he said. “…Some idiot made it up.”
Asked if he could say for sure if Laviolette would return, Holmgren said, “I’m not saying a bleeping thing….How many times do I have to tell you I haven’t even thought about firing the coach? How many times?”
Actually a little disappointed with Obama’s performance at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
Evan Turner is an idiot:
Saturday night at 11 on CSN Joe Conklin’s new show, Know The Score, will air. Our friends at Philly Phaithful helped out (and provided Joe’s wardrobe). Here’s a clip of Conklin interviewing hipsters about sports. Hilarious.