Posts for Phillies Category

Crossed Up: So Are We Good Now?

Russ Joy - March 15, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss their expectations for the 2019 Phillies now that the Harper hysteria has settled, concerns about the rotation, bench talk, and what to make of MLB’s new rule changes.

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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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MLB Rule Changes Coming Soon to a Ballpark Near You

Kevin Kinkead - March 14, 2019

Remember the proposed MLB rule changes that were being discussed between the league and Players Association?

Details are being hammered out on the implementation of some of those ideas.

Writes ESPN’s Jeff Passan:

“A single trade deadline, an All-Star Game election day and a million-dollar bonus for the Home Run Derby winner will be implemented in 2019 — while a three-batter minimum for pitchers and roster expansion will happen in 2020 — as part of a deal between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association.”

Passan also says that nothing is “codified” on a universal Designated Hitter rule or any changes regarding the shift, which will “be on the table as talks between MLB and the union continue.”

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Crossing Broadcast: Hitting the Jaccpot, The Passive Butler, Stretch Run

Russ Joy - March 13, 2019

Kevin and Russ react to the DeSean Jackson trade, Malik Jackson signing, Eagles departures, NFC East trades/signings, Jimmy Butler’s passive game as a facilitator, the Sixers’ up and down play, Bryce Harper vs. the 4 man OF, and the Flyers’ recent play.

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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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Bryce Harper and the Four-Man Outfield

Kevin Kinkead - March 12, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Phillies.

Saw this pop up on Twitter Monday and totally forgot about it, so I figure I’d share it now:

“If they’re gonna start playing ball like that, it’s definitely different for sure,” Harper continued. 

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With Bryce Harper, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

BWanksCB - March 11, 2019

Before I get started, I just want to thank Bryce Harper for being an absolute content machine, nay, content legend. Everything the guy does is a story, and I’m just as grateful for it as I will be when he hits 40 homers this season.

Earlier this afternoon, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star Rob McElhenney reprised his famous love letter to Phillies legend Chase Utley. You remember quite well the original, I’m sure:

Except this time around, McElhenney directed his creepy and awkward adoration for a fully grown adult baseball player, which I completely both understand and respect, at a new target:

I pumped out weird line after weird line about Harper all winter, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I never asked him to play catch. Huge oversight on my part. As for Mac, would his request go unanswered? No, because like I said, Harper is a content legend:

No word yet from Chase, but I’m sure he won’t mind inviting Harper to hang out the next time the gang gets together:

Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes are Reuniting

Kevin Kinkead - March 11, 2019

Tell ya what, I didn’t expect to see this news drop today.

Via AllAccess.com:

Sports radio legend TONY BRUNO and his former colleague HARRY MAYES are reuniting for a new show that is being targeted for digital platforms.

“TONY BRUNO AND HARRY MAYES — TRIGGERED!” is in pre-production for a debut later this year.  BRUNO, the former ESPN RADIO and FOX SPORTS RADIO personality, has been hosting a podcast since 2015 after departing WIP/PHILADELPHIA; MAYES, BRUNO’s former co-host at WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA, will also be co-hosting middays at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Sports WENJ (97.3 ESPN)/ATLANTIC CITY with EYTAN SHANDER starting APRIL 1st.

“TRIGGERED!” is being produced by the new MAXPRO SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, headed by former PROCTER & GAMBLE, BLOCKBUSTER, and CHANNELSPACE ENTERTAINMENT executive MARK ALLEN STUART as CEO with BRUNO and MAYES as principals.  STUART describes the new show as having “attitude, edge and irreverence… presented in a highly dynamic and humorous way that is purely unpredictable and totally entertaining.”

Sounds good to me. I’ll probably be checking this out.

Tony and Harry were great together back in the day. I always looked forward to phone calls with Jose from Norristown, who would say, “We’ve got hockey action, yo.

We Need This Chase Utley Bobblehead

Kevin Kinkead - March 11, 2019

Kyle is definitely gonna get his hands on one of these:

World Champions…

World fucking champions!

This giveaway takes place on Chase Utley Retirement Night, June 21st vs. the Marlins. All fans in attendance get one of these jawns.

There will also be retirement ceremonies for Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard, on May 4th and July 14th, respectively.

Chase Utley, you are the man!

Bryce Harper = Ratings, Even in Spring Training

Kevin Kinkead - March 11, 2019

Press release from the television network formerly known as Comcast SportsNet:

PHILADELPHIA-(March 11, 2019)– Bryce Harper’s first game with the Phillies on Saturday delivered record ratings for NBC Sports Philadelphia. The network earned a 2.9 HH rating, up 311% over this year’s Spring Training average. NBCSP was the #1 network in the market across all key demographics and was the highest-rated Phillies Spring Training game since April 2012 (Mon, 4/2/12 vs. Pirates – primetime game). Harper was the designated hitter, and the game peaked with a 4.0 HH Rating when he took his first at-bat.

On digital, the game on Saturday delivered 13.5K uniques and 546K live stream minutes, making it the most-streamed Phillies Spring Training game ever. The game was up 108% among uniques, and 154% among minutes compared to the 2019 Spring Training streaming average.

Harper returns to the lineup today at 1 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, and livestream on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

Damn!

NBC Sports Philadelphia is cleaning up. That’s what happens when the teams are signing superstar players and winning games.

Said Kyle on Saturday: