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The Eagles Super Bowl DVD Is a Prime Day Deal

Kyle Scott - July 17, 2018

DEAL ALERT! DEAL ALERT!

The already discounted Eagles Super Bowl DVD is an additional 20% off for Prime Day. That means the Blu-ray is down to $16.95 (usually $25) and the regular DVD is a price so low I can’t even comprehend it. You can of course buy or rent the Eagles video on Prime Video as well.

The additional 20% comes off in the cart. Get it right here.

Crossed Up: Machado Watch

JoyOnBroad - July 17, 2018

Anthony and Bob discuss the wisdom of trading for Manny Machado, his reported price tag, Zach Britton, J.A. Happ, and Carlos Santana’s struggles. Other topics include the home run derby, the Phillies’ defensive woes, and Gabe Kapler’s approach to discipline.

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Recapping Rhys Hoskins’ Impressive Home Run Derby Performance

BWanksCB - July 17, 2018

Rhys Hoskins entered last night’s Home Run Derby without having gone deep since June 29 when he took Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde out of the yard in the fifth inning of an ugly 17-7 loss. In fact, Hoskins has not homered in his last 70 plate appearances, so it was little surprise that he was an underdog in the opening round of the event to No.1 seed Jesus Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers. No matter:

Mike Trout, Hoskins’ future teammate, seemed impressed:

You know who else was into it? Manny Machado:


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Report: Phillies Willing to Include Adonis Medina in Machado Deal, ‘Well-Positioned’ to Land Him

BWanksCB - July 16, 2018

Some people need love to survive, some need beer, but me? I need Manny Machado rumors to sustain my being. I can’t get enough of them. I crave them. The latest from MLB Network’s Jon Morosi:

Yes. That’s the good stuff. Here’s the money excerpt from Morosi’s report:

The Phillies have indicated that they would include right-handed pitching prospect Adonis Medina in a package for Machado, one source told MLB.com. The Orioles are known to covet Medina in the Machado talks. Unless another suitor increases its offer, the Phillies are well-positioned to acquire Machado.

Medina is Philadelphia’s No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and No. 73 on the Top 100 list. Thus far, Philadelphia has resisted Baltimore’s request to part with No. 1 prospect Sixto Sanchez.

Tell me more, Jon. Tell. Me. More.

Ou.
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Report: Sixers Wanted Daryl Morey to Replace Bryan Colangelo

Kevin Kinkead - July 16, 2018

Slow news day until this popped about 25 minutes ago:

Yeah, well, who wouldn’t want the NBA’s reigning Executive of the Year to run their team?

You’re probably familiar with Morey as the guy whom Sam Hinkie worked with before coming to Philadelphia. Both are known for being progressive, analytics-based player-personnel executives, to put it mildly.

Morey built a 65-win Rockets team that was a Chris Paul hamstring injury away from an NBA title this season, so I’m not sure why he’d jump ship to Philadelphia right now. Of course, if the Sixers wanted someone in Morey’s mold, they could simply re-approach Hinkie. That would go over very well with half of the fan base while being blasted into oblivion by the other half.

The Sixers have been without a general manager since parting with Bryan Colangelo on June 7th.

NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Phillies Documentary Was Pretty Standard Fare

BWanksCB - July 16, 2018

After weeks of promotion and hype, NBC Sports Philadelphia aired Sunday night its highly anticipated look back at the 2008 Phillies, entitled “World Champions: The Story of the ’08 Phillies.”

As the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Phillies’ triumph approaches, now seems like the perfect time to chronicle the team that delivered the city of Philadelphia its first major professional sports championship in 25 years. With a natural narrative arc provided by a championship season backdrop that is supported by a beloved cast of eclectic characters given a decade’s time to grow, change, reflect, and gain perspective on their tremendous accomplishments, the program had what I felt were the perfect contextual ingredients for compelling storytelling.

What’s more, I found it encouraging that NBC Sports Philadelphia, a network that has undergone significant changes in personnel and programming in recent years, committed to such an ambitious project. I firmly believe this is the precise type of programming the network should both dedicate itself to and feature. Philadelphia sports fans want to immerse themselves in their teams and feel a connection to the players they come to love (or loathe). Insightful, smart, and anecdotal documentary-style television provides that opportunity, plus it’s a welcomed deviation from the mindless and manufactured quick-hit debate programming that plagues modern sports television.

And that’s why I was a bit underwhelmed by what I watched last night. It felt under-budgeted, underdeveloped, and incomplete.

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Carson Wentz Is a Married Man

Kevin Kinkead - July 16, 2018

Eagles training camp begins in 10 days, so it’s important to get life’s minor details out the way.

Carson Wentz got married this weekend at the Lakehouse Inn in East Rockhill Township:

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Crossing Broadcast: The Hunt for Machado and a Disappointing Documentary

JoyOnBroad - July 16, 2018

Crossing Broad Phillies writer BWCrossingBroad joins the pod to discuss the Phillies’ pursuit of Manny Machado, John Middleton’s commitment to winning, the Phillies’ minor league system, Zach Britton rumors, and NBCSN Philadelphia’s disappointing 2008 Phillies documentary.

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