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Cole Hamels May Appear on Big League Chew Packaging

Kyle Scott - March 6, 2013

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So much for that gruff cartoon figure. 

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Matt Kemp and Cole Hamels will be the new spokesmen for Big League Chew.

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From the Great Divider: []

Shredded gum brand Big League Chew will debut national packaging that will feature an active athlete — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp — instead of the cartoon characters that have existed on more than 500 million pouches since Big League Chew first hit shelves 33 years ago. In June, a picture of Kemp will adorn the front of the gum package.

The brand, through a partnership with PLB Sports, a maker of athlete-endorsed food products, also has signed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.


It's unclear if Hamels will also be a package boy. 

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Think You Can Beat My Paul Holmgren Fantasy Strategy? Choose Your Team for Games on Thursday and Win From $300 Cash Prize Pool

Kyle Scott - February 27, 2013

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It’s back. Our friends at Draft Street our giving away more money to you, the CB reader.

Play our FREE one-night only fantasy hockey league for games TOMORROW NIGHT. You’re given $100k to draft 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, 1 goalie and 1 flex player. Top 15 finishers win money. Payouts are as follows: 

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I figured since Paul Holmgren plays fantasy hockey, I would go with the Flyers’ strategy for my team– overspend on a goalie, bring back ex-forwards, and completely ignore the defense. Maybe it will work in faksies land: 

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Think you can do better? Choose your team here. I’ll list the handles of all the people who beat me on the site.

Draft Street is awesome. We’ve been working with these guys for a while. Our league is gratis, but you can choose from hundreds of small daily leagues to compete for large cash prizes. Play with $5, or play with $100. It’s up to you. You can win earn (because, just like any fantasy league, skill is required) thousands each day. And there's no bullshit– just straight-up daily fantasy leagues. By far, the best site out there for this sort of thing.

Cole Hamels Scratched From Tonight’s Start, Cloyd Called Up

Ryan Gillon - August 29, 2012


Ask and ye shall receive. (Photo: Morning Call)

Wow… maybe the Phillies read the Morning Wood comment section… or maybe they didn't have any other options on short notice.

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his start tonight due to a gastrointestinal illness, which opens the door for…


Cloyd, just named the International League MVP, is 12-1 as a member of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs with a 2.35 ERA. He'll take the mound against the Mets Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75 ERA).

You can follow Ryan Gillon on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan.

Your Monday Morning Roundup: The “We Swept the Nats But It Really Doesn’t Matter Now” Edition

Ryan Gillon - August 27, 2012


Congrats, Cliff…. everybody gets one… at home. (Photo: USA Today)

Okay, so maybe that's a little pessimistic given what the Phillies accomplished this weekend… maybe it's the rain or something. More on that in a second.

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Back to the Phils… there's a lot of good you can take from a four-game winning streak, but many of you are thinking about where this was all season long. The Phillies are still 16.5 games back in the NL East despite taking three in a row from the division's top team… but here's something that will potentially get you unnecessarily riled up.


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9.5 games isn't insurmountable. The Tampa Bay Rays earned a playoff bid coming back from a nine-game deficit just last year. By my calculations, the Phillies would probably have to go something like 26-8 to have a real shot. That's asking a lot from a team who gives so many ties and leads away in the eighth inning, but anything is possible, right?

At this point, I'll take .500. 

The Roundup:

  • Flight Night was last night, and it was largely uneventful. And no one, including Stewart Bradley tore their ACL this time. Memories.
  • Joe Buck, your favorite person to hate on Sundays, is growing facial hair, giving you yet another unjustified reason to maintain your hatred.
  • Finally, T.O. had this to say yesterday… I guess three dropped balls in three preseason games will do this to you…


I think I'm finally starting to have a bit of sympathy for him… maybe. Happy Monday, folks.

You can follow Ryan Gillon on Twitter @SeriouslyRyan.

Neal and Asham Have Hearings with the League Tomorrow

Kyle Scott - April 16, 2012

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The Penguins will get their day in court (or whatever shanty operation Brendan Shanahan is running). The NHL has announced that James Neal will have hearings tomorrow with Shanahan’s Department of Player Safety for both his hit on Sean Couturier and his elbow on Claude Giroux. 

In addition, Arron Asham will have an in-person hearing for his cross-check on Brayden Schenn. 

Somehow, Craig Adams appears to have avoided a hearing despite doing this to Scott Hartnell. But, according to league rules, he should be suspended for getting an instigator penalty in the final five minutes.

View all of the suspendable acts here.

Here Are The “Major League” Quizzo Questions From Last Night

Kyle Scott - January 13, 2012

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Last night we held our monthly quizzo at Drinker's. These are the questions, all from the Major League movies. Answers at the bottom.

Congratulations to They're Shitty for winning. Please ignore any typos, I wasn't about to edit my notes.

  1. In the beginning of the movie, a person of what occupation was shown in an Indians jacket feeding a bunch of pigeons? This person was also shown at the end of the movie coming through the turnstiles for the tiebreaking game against the Yankees.
  2. Mrs. Phelps, the owner, has a dog on her lap that she refers to by name. What is her dog’s name?
  3. When the Indians GM called Lou Brown in the beginning of the movie, he was working at a non-baseball job and said that he was talking to someone on the other line about what? 
  4. When charlies Sheen gets off the motorcycle upon arriving at camp, the assistant coach says what about him?
  5. What was the joke Roger Dorn played on Ricky Vaughn during spring training?
  6. The man Jake Taylor’s ex-wife Lynn was engaged to held what profession?
  7. What did Yankees first baseman say to Willie Mays Hayes when he said, you look real sharp, but it’s hard to steal second base with_______?
  8. Lynn, Jake’s ex, used to be a swimmer and she competed in an event that Jake envisioned his kids participating in. What was her event? 200
  9. If Dorn ever tanks playing again, Taylor is going to cut Dorn’s nuts off and do what with them?
  10. Lou Brown inspires team by placing a life-sized cutout of Mrs. Phelps that has removable pieces on it. He estimates it will take a certain number of wins to win the division, the same number of pieces he put on the cut out. How man pieces are on the cutout? 

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Reminder: Major League Quizzo TONIGHT at Drinker’s

Kyle Scott - January 12, 2012

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Tonight. 8 PM. Drinker’s Tavern in Old City (2nd and Market). Major League quizzo featuring questions from the first two movies (and a few from the awful third movie). Winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Drinker’s establishments.

The beers are cheap, the food is good, and the questions will be difficult– bring your A-game.


Kyle Scott - September 27, 2010


What a year.

You can get all of your division champs gear here.

We'll have a ton more shortly.  In the mean time, we'll let Harry take it away:

You can get all of your division champs gear here.