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Jean Segura Hurt Himself While – Get This – Hustling to First Base

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

You can’t make this shit up.

Jean Segura had to come out of today’s Phils/Braves game when he injured his hamstring running to first base.

On the play in question, he hit a floaty line drive just over Ozzie Albies, which resulted in Segura getting out of the box late. While legging out the single, he tweaked the hammy:

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Twitter Poll: Sports Radio Listeners Don’t Place a Lot of Value in Callers

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Jason Barrett is a former radio program director who now runs a company called “Barrett Sports Media.”

He ran a Twitter poll recently asking the following question:

What do you value least when listening to a sports radio morning show?

Choices were:

  1. callers
  2. guests
  3. sports updates
  4. news/traffic/weather

The poll itself got 22,000 votes, so a good sample size, and more than 10,000 of the respondents said that callers provided the least value to the show:

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Buy Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Get a Chance to Meet Zach Ertz and His Mom

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Love Campbell’s Chunky Soup. Been eating it ever since Donovan McNabb and his mom started doing those commercials back in the day.

In 2019, you’ve got a chance to win the “Champions of Chunky” sweepstakes, which wins you an invitation to a cooking experience at NovaCare with Zach Ertz and his mom.

Press release:

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Pat Shurmur Will No Longer Appear on Mike Francesa’s Radio Show

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Not exactly a stunning development here.

Via Newsday:

The Giants have canceled coach Pat Shurmur’s weekly Monday segment with WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa, a move that Newsday first reported on Thursday morning and Shurmur later confirmed to reporters.

“I think that was an organizational decision not to do that,” Shurmur said. “Most people aren’t aware of this, but I wasn’t contractually obligated to do that spot.

“We did it as a courtesy and out of respect for our relationship with the radio station. We just felt like for a while here, we’ll put that to bed for a while, and just not do it and move forward.”

Francesa has been all over the Giants this year, and I don’t blame him, since they suck. But Francesa also blows, just another dinosaur clogging up the airwaves and spewing his daily nonsense.

More background, from the story:

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Would Villanova’s Mark Jackson Return to Southern Cal as Athletic Director?

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Shout out to reader Bryan Knight for bringing this to my attention.

Here’s a clip from the Dan Patrick show today where the radio host discusses the possibility of Urban Meyer returning to the sidelines as USC’s coach. In the snippet, Patrick is sharing information received from a source, which includes a reference to Villanova’s Mark Jackson as well:

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You Could Be The Phillies’ Next Quantitative Analyst

Coggin Toboggan - September 19, 2019

Looking for a job? Ever think to yourself, “boy, I’d love to calculate decades of launch angles for extended spring training minor leaguers who never have a shot at touching the majors and input them into a system that nobody will care about” and not have the desire to then crush your skull with an axe handle? Well then the Phillies want YOU to be their next quantitative analyst to shape the direction of a major league franchise with your trusty slide ruler and the power of statistics.

Posted a week ago on LinkedIn , the Phillies are desperate to bring in another nerd to their stable to spend countless hours inputing millions of pieces of data to ultimately help identify the best trade candidates Matt Klentak can fail at landing to improve his ball club.

Frankly, it sounds like a real “home run” of an opportunity. Let’s see what the Phillies are looking for in a candidate after the jump.

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Jalen Ramsey Rumor Roundup – Are the Eagles in the Mix?

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Jalen Ramsey is expected to play tonight against the Tennessee Titans, according to Jags head coach Doug Marrone.

But what if he doesn’t?

What if Doug Marrone is bullshitting us? Is Ramsey on the trade block? Are the Eagles in the mix?

Wednesday morning, Adam “Schefty” Schefter went on the 97.5 the Fanatic morning show and said this:

I think the Eagles always check on everybody. And if there’s a player available, they will always test the market, see what the price is, and then obviously act accordingly. And there are a lot of trades they pull off.

This particular case, there’s a lot to consider. I’m sure there’s some level of interest in Jalen Ramsey. The question is are you going to compensate Jacksonville and compensate the player. The player is going to be an exorbitant price when he gets that new contract. And you can make the argument that he’s the fastest cornerback in football. The Jaguars have been asking for two first round draft picks. Now, they’re not gonna get two first round draft picks in the end, period. It’s just not gonna happen. They’re gonna get less than that. You can come up with a a package, a one and a four, a one and a five, a one and a player, you can figure out what it is and then it will be up to that team to decide whether they want to pull the trigger. You’re gonna ask me if the Eagles can get this done. They can do anything they wanna do. The question is do you want to pay that steep of a price.

Schefter went on to say that he feels like the “deal would have been done by now” if someone had risen to meet Jacksonville’s asking price. He also said he didn’t think involving Zach Ertz in a possible Ramsey trade would make sense.

Would you do this, however…

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Here’s the Deal With the New $25 Standing Room Ticket at the Wells Fargo Center

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

The Comcast-Spectacor folks were nice enough to have us down to the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday to introduce the “New City Terrace,” which was built on the balcony level this summer.

This is where you’ll find the “Assembly Room,” which is the area you can access with the $25 standing room only ticket we mentioned a while back. 

So basically you get off the elevator, hang a right, and you’re on the Terrace, which starts with a long corridor that wraps around half of the arena before it bumps into the reworked suite area, which is called “Liberty Lofts.” There are fire places and communal seats throughout, which includes multiple bars and a kitchen area serving all sorts of tasty stuff.

The $25 ticket gets you access to the entire corridor area with every amenity. What you do not have access to is the ring of seats that are located right behind the glass in this picture below:

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