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Cesar Hernandez Played Nearly Half of the Season With a Broken Foot

JoyOnBroad - December 10, 2018

With Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings underway, the hot stove has been heating up. While Phillies fans are waiting with baited breath for news of a Manny Machado or Bryce Harper signing, some interesting news broke today. Apparently second baseman César Hernández played an extended portion of last season – perhaps the entire second half of the 2018 season – with a broken foot.

A broken foot could absolutely explain the difference in Hernández’s first and second half splits:

While César’s home run and RBI totals were virtually identical, the drastic decline in doubles and triples was staggering. Assuming the injury happened about halfway through the season, you have to give props to Hernández for sticking it out and only missing one game. I am a bit surprised that Gabe Kapler and his sports science folks were in line with playing a guy while he was clearly injured, especially when Scott Kingery – who had his fair share of struggles – only started 37 of the 56 games he played in during the second half of the season. Perhaps this injury could/should have paved the way for Kingery to take over at second base, the position which he moved up through the Phillies’ minor league system playing. Doing so could have allowed him to focus on his task at the plate.

For those hoping a spot could be opened up for Kingery via a trade, don’t hold your breath:

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Falling Asleep in OT – Blue Jackets 4, Flyers 3

JoyOnBroad - December 7, 2018

There were points in Thursday night’s 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in which the Flyers looked like a rejuvenated squad. The team had four days to recover coming off a somewhat unexpected victory against cross-state rival Pittsburgh on Saturday night, a game which many believed perhaps signaled a turning point in the team’s season. However, with new GM Chuck Fletcher watching from his box and new assistant coach Rick Wilson on the bench, the Flyers squandered a gutsy comeback and fell asleep in overtime. It marked the second time they dropped a result at home in overtime and the team’s 9th overall loss at home in 14 games played at Wells Fargo Center.

The game got off to a solid enough start with captain Claude Giroux ripping a gorgeous shot to beat Sergei Bobrovsky high on his glove side.

If you were surprised he didn’t make the typical Flyers’ 2-on-1 extra pass, imagine how Bob felt.

The Flyers were riding high on 90’s Night. Everything was going their way…for about 60 seconds. Seth Jones put a weak shot on net, beating Anthony Stolarz for the game-tying goal. Continue Reading

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Sports Betting Updates

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FanDuel Sportsbook Review

Things have picked up for NJ online sports betting. FanDuel Sportsbook launched their sports betting app in September and they, along with DraftKings, have quickly become the leaders in the space. If you want to know how the sites compare to each other, read our DraftKings Sportsbook vs. FanDuel Sportsbook post. Otherwise, keep reading to get our review of FanDuel and their current bonus offers. Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100 Minimum Deposit: $10 FanDuel

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The Best New Jersey Sportsbook Promos This Weekend

If you still haven’t gotten in on New Jersey’s legal sports betting action, now is a great time to check out the various promos some of the best betting apps are offering this weekend – just be sure to hit the “bet now” button or links to take advantage of these deals, as some of them are exclusive to our audience. For those of you in Pennsylvania, PA sports betting is coming soon. FanDuel Sportsbook FanDuel

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Your Complete Eagles and Cowboys Betting Preview

The NFC playoff picture is a hot mess, but for the Eagles, things are pretty simple. Beat the Cowboys, move into first-place atop the NFC East, and live to fight for a division championship down the stretch. Lose and it’s over. Yeah, the Eagles wouldn’t be mathematically eliminated with a second loss to Dallas in five weeks, but they would need to run the table against a brutal schedule, while the Cowboys would need to

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CBFC: Matchday 14 Recap, USMNT Hires a Manager, Modric Wins the Ballon D’Or

JoyOnBroad - December 6, 2018

Phil and Russ recap matchday 14 in the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, and UEFA Champions League. The guys then discuss US Soccer’s hire of Gregg Berhalter and Luka Modric winning the Ballon D’Or.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia.

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Crossing Broadcast: Thoracic Park

JoyOnBroad - December 5, 2018

Russ, Kevin, and Phil break down the Eagles’ win over the Redskins, the Phillies making a trade and missing out on a free agent target, the Flyers hiring a new GM, and Markelle Fultz’s most recent medical diagnosis and what it means for the team going forward.

Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @Kevin_Kinkead @JoyOnBroad @PhilKeidel

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Philly Mascots Run the Philly Special to Perfection

JoyOnBroad - December 4, 2018

A true battle of the titans took place during halftime of the Eagles’ Monday night victory over the Washington Redskins. The Philly Pro Mascots took on the Philly College Mascots, and in a game with everything on the line, the pros dialed up Philly Philly:

Swoop played the Nick Foles role and sold it well. Gritty delivered an underhand snap that would make Jason Kelce blush. The Phillie Phanatic takes the snap and pitches it to Franklin, who under throws an open lob to Swoop, who gets past the St. Joe’s Hawk to score.

Let’s go to the All-22 film to break down each member’s contribution to the play:

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Crossed Up: The Stove Heats

JoyOnBroad - December 4, 2018

Anthony and Bob discuss all the implications of the Jean Segura trade, bid farewell to J.P. Crawford and Carlos, and discuss Patrick Corbin, Manny Machado, and Bryce Harper.

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast.

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Jeffrey Lurie’s Throwing Form Makes Me Nauseous

JoyOnBroad - December 3, 2018

I’ve been feeling a bit sick lately. Maybe it’s just a cold, perhaps it’s the flu. Maybe it’s the foreboding feeling that comes with realizing the defending Super Bowl champs have looked like a shell of themselves. Just when I recovered from Doug Pederson’s play-call on 4th-and-1 from the goal line, I saw this:

Yes, that’s Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie playing cornhole at a pregame tailgate. My initial reaction? No. Good God, no, Jeffrey. “Can’t argue with the results?” You bet I can. Multiple violations on the play:

  1. Lurie lines up in front of his platform, rather than to the side.
  2. Overhand. Limited arc. Inconsistent motion. I haven’t seen a shot that flat since Dario Saric. Too soon? Andre Miller then.
  3. He took his phone out. Was he going to call someone? Text? Tweet about it?

This was the worst throw of the night, at least until Mark Sanchez entered the game.

 

 

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia: “Why Always Me?” w/ Russ Joy and Phil Keidel

JoyOnBroad - December 3, 2018

Kevin is joined by Russ and Phil of Crossing Broad FC to discuss:

– Explaining the Mario Balotelli rumor and how it blew up
– Bethlehem Steel relocation
– Ernst Tanner’s transfer strategy
– your questions, comments, and concerns

Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @Kevin_Kinkead @JoyOnBroad @PhilKeidel

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast.
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