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Ricky Bottalico Wants to be Part of the Phillies Broadcast Crew, Says Ricky Bottalico’s Twitter

Kyle Scott - February 22, 2012


This gives all-new meaning to the Angry Bottalico.

Yesterday on Daily News Live, CSN announced that Gregg(ggggg) Murphy would join the Phillies as a field reporter. Sarge, who previously held that role, sort of, will stick to what he’s best at– sometimes when the pitch is a fastball, coming at a high velocity, the batter may want to swing more quickly, as well.

Anyway, Murphy joins the Phillies broadcast crew for all home and away games on CSN, Comcast Network, and MyPhl 17. But one person is not happy that he seemingly doesn’t fit into the Phillies' broadcast plans– Ricky Bottalico (@rickybottalico).

Here’s what Ricky Bo told a fan (or friend, since she's one of the few people that he tweets and follows, along with Paulina Gretzky…) last night on Twitter:

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Those aren’t great things for a TV person to say publicly. Bottalico quickly realized that:

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He has since removed the Tweets. 

Bottalico, who most of us enjoy, is still scheduled for his normal role on Phillies Postgame Live, according to CSN press releases as recent as yesterday. But, it seems, he wants more.

What says you?

H/T to Matt Rappa and his Baseball Talk: Philadelphia Facebook page for tipping us off to this

Video: Ricky Bottalico Discusses the “Bulging Dick” in Roy Oswalt’s Back

Kyle Scott - July 18, 2011


The funny thing about Roy Oswalt's back, Jules……..

Tonight on Daily News Live, Ricky Bo was asked if he thought Roy Oswalt will return this season. You know, if Little Roy just had the bulging disc, he may… but he might want to get that other thing looked at:

We were asked to remove the video. It still exists on the internet.

Ah yes, the infamous bulging dick, made famous by Steve Levy on SportsCenter. The best part of this video, though, is clearly when Barkann says "You're right, it's terrible."

Yes it is, Mike.

H/T to Ray for the video

Phillies 1998 Paintball Fight at Pro Player Stadium

Kyle Scott - August 4, 2010


Tonight on Phillies pre-game live, Jim Salisbury mentioned a mysterious team paintball fight in Florida that involved Ricky Bottalico.  A claim that made Ricky Bo a little shrink a little bit.

When Amy Fadool asked him about it at the end of the show, Bottalico filled us in.

He said that during a four game series in Florida to end the season, a hurricane caused two rain-outs.  Curt Schilling went out and bought the entire team paintball guns during one of them and told players to meet him at the stadium.  Bottalico said the team had a paintball fight in the bowels of then Pro Player Stadium from 6 PM to 6 AM.  We're guessing that it took place in 1998- judging by the schedule and years of combined service for Bottalico and Schilling.  The Phillies finished 31 games out of first that year.

One can only imagine the damage done to that place.

And check this out, one Ruben Amaro Jr. made his last ever Major League appearance that weekend.  Paintball incident?

Click for the video after the jump.

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