Monthly Archives for September 2011

McLane vs. Bowen Fight Gets CGI Treatment

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011

Speechless. Next Media Animation World Edition, a group that previously turned Cliff Lee's excellence into a cartoon, has given their take on the Jeff McLane-Les Bowen fight… with full Japanese animation. Simply amazing.

via Barstool

Prices Coming Down for Games 1 and 2 of the NLDS

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011


Tickets are available for the first two games of the NLDS for under $90.

For those of you who don’t know, Crossing Broad Tickets is a joint venture between CB and TiqIQ to aggregate all available tickets on the secondary market, so you can find good deals more easily. I’ve seen some folks in the comments complain about us “scalping” tickets. Let’s be real clear: We do not own or inventory these tickets. We simply roundup tickets from sites like StubHub, eBay, TicketsNow, and TicketNetwork and allow you to sort by value, price, location, etc. When you go through Crossing Broad Tickets, you directly support CB, as we get a small commission from referring sales to those other sites. 

So, if you’re in the market for playoff tickets, please take a few moments to play around with Crossing Broad Tickets. I promise you it will make the shopping experience easier and you’ll help us out along the way. Thanks.

Get your playoff tickets right here (prices listed include seller fees).

The Phillies Forced Craig Kimbrel into a Long Night of Drinking on Wednesday, Allegedly

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011

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Poor guy. I had a feeling those rosy red cheeks came from somewhere.

After blowing the Braves’ season on Wednesday (what? too harsh? ‘tis true), closer Craig Kimbrel went out and had a few drinks. 

And a few more. 

And apparently a few more.

Then he went back to a lady’s place (you think a little season-blowing performance is enough to knock a Major League closer off his game? pssh), where he forgot his wallet. Deadspin has a photo and some more details:

After the game our tipster says a foul-tempered Kimbrel left the ballpark, hit some bars in Buckhead, and proceeded to drink himself into oblivion. Lucky for him he still managed make a new female friend and she invited him back to her place. He obliged. Obliterated and agitated, Kimbrel didn't last too long at the young lady's pad but still managed to forget his wallet, the tipster said.


Tough night for Kimbrel. The Phillies took his Wild Card and, indirectly, his credit card.

Morning Wood: Foreplay

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2011

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Welcome. 162 games have come and gone. The Phillies won 102 of them. Docotber begins tomorrow.

Still feeling the effects of my first time sitting with the Sons of Ben last night (thanks Larry and Anthony), so here are a few Phillies-related links to get things started off.

– Tony La_Russa (watch out for folks leving out the space) is an idiot. He’s not pitching Jaime Garcia until Game 4. There might not be a Game 4, T.

– Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin did his best La Russa impression last night- he was cited for drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle.

No other vehicle was involved, police say, but declined to elaborate.

Police also accused McLaughlin of leaving the scene of an accident and negligent driving. He was released on $750 bond. 

The latest arrest came while McLaughlin apparently still was on probation for a drunken driving conviction last year in Chesterfield. In November, McLaughlin was ordered to serve two years probation and complete community service after he pleaded guilty to driving drunk on Aug. 16.


Nice work, fella.

– The theme of the day today on is age. Bill Conlin, who just the other day wrote about all the reasons why the Phillies won’t win in October (he failed to mention the starters once), talks about the Phillies’ aging dynasty and what the lineup might look like in 2013. Question: Who the fuck cares? Talk about not having the pulse of your readers. And Bob Ford writes about… well, age.

Mush city over there.

– John Finger of CSN Philly hands out his postseason awards.

– Finally, even though most of you hate this song, this modified version of Green Day’s Wake Me Up When September Ends by readers Nick and Justin seems apropos today.

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The Visit Philly Folks Continue to Knock it Out of the Park with Their Ads

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

Congrats, Charlie.

H/T to The School Philly

Evan Turner Continues His Lockout College Tour

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

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This comes from reader Ian, who snapped a pic of Beaker at the seemingly contradictorily named White Girl Wednesdays at the Draught House on Temple’s Campus last night.

Somewhere, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards have gone into jealous rages. That’s our scene!

[Related: ET at Ohio State party]

Phillies NLDS Schedule

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

The Phillies will play Game 1 on Saturday at 5:07 PM and Game 2 on Sunday at 8:07 PM.

Also on Saturday, the Diamondbacks and Brewers will play at 2:07, the Red Sox Rays and Rangers will play at 7:07, and the Tigers and Yankees will play at 8:37. 

All on TBS-TNT.

The full NLDS schedule, released so far, is after the jump.

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Phillies to Add Two New Beer Stands for Playoffs

Kyle Scott - September 29, 2011

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Well this is a welcome addition. 

If you remember, two weeks ago, we very publicly bitched about customer service – specifically beer lines – at CBP.

This should help.

A pair of beer stands will open behind sections 210 and 317. Nice. From

Look for the likes of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (one of the best porters brewed in America) and 21st Amendment Back in Black.

(Who'da thunk you'd ever see a black IPA at a ballpark?) Also coming: Weyerbacher Harvest, Abita Purple Haze, Lagunitas IPA and more.


Also, don't forget about the Phillies ridiculous lovable rally trolley making its way around Center City tomorrow: 

The 33-foot trolley, which will be themed in "With Love, Philadelphia XOXO®" décor, will leave South Philadelphia approximately 11:45 a.m. and travel around City Hall, Rittenhouse Square, LOVE Park, Franklin Square, the Independence Visitor Center, and up Market Street past Campo's Deli.


T-Mac will be along for the ride. As reader Kevin puts it, "that sounds downright awful."

Agree, Kevin. Agree.