April 19, 2013 |
Even as it crumbles, the little cottage on a knoll overlooking Evans Pond manages to charm. It has so captivated Cherry Hill resident Kevin Cook that he's started a campaign to save the vacant structure, built as the Wallworth Park clubhouse in 1927. And even as he battles a progressive and incurable neurological disorder that affects his mobility, dexterity, and speech, Cook, 35, has succeeded in persuading Camden County to delay demolition. He also hopes the county can fix the holes in the roof.
February 28, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League game, which meant the household names had been excused from the dugout to shower and change and check out of work early. In the Phillies' clubhouse, Jimmy Rollins sat near his locker chatting with Delmon Young, both of them keeping an eye on a television hanging on the wall of the clubhouse. With one out in the inning, Domonic Brown connected with a fastball and caused the conversation to stop. "Whoa," Young and Rollins howled in unison as the 25-year-old outfielder's bomb cleared the batter's eye in centerfield.
February 23, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - In retrospect, the 2012 Phillies season was doomed from the very start, an idea Jonathan Papelbon is still attempting to comprehend. He cited a lack of leadership as the cause without totally blaming Chase Utley's knees, Ryan Howard's Achilles tendon, or Roy Halladay's shoulder. "It was an all-around leadership void from A to Z," Papelbon said. The $50 million closer was asked Friday to explain comments made to the Allentown Morning Call about a lack of leadership.
January 9, 2013 |
NASIR PINKNEY and four fellow members of the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club rolled up to their West Philadelphia clubhouse at 6 a.m. Sunday after a 12-hour drive from Chicago, where they had attended a funeral for another member of the brotherhood. The men, who had taken turns driving an SUV, were getting ready to go their separate ways when a gunman near the club's door opened fire on them, club members said Monday. Pinkney, 31, was shot in the head and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he later died after being taken off life support.
January 8, 2013 |
ONE MAN WAS critically injured and two others were wounded during a triple shooting early Sunday outside a biker club in West Philadelphia, police said. The shootings happened just before 6 a.m. outside the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club, on Market Street near 61st. Police said one man was shot in the head and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition. The second victim, a 47-year-old man, was shot once in the right leg and was stable at HUP. The third victim, a 34-year-old man, was shot in the buttocks, back, shoulder and thigh, and also was stable, according to police.
January 7, 2013 |
Three men were shot early Sunday at the Wheels of Soul biker club in West Philadelphia, police said. According to police, gunfire erupted around 6 a.m. outside the club on the 6100 block of Market Street. An unidentified man was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a head wound. In stable condition at the hospital were a 47-year-old man, who was shot in the right leg, and 34-year-old man, who was hit in the buttocks, back, shoulder and left thigh.
January 7, 2013 |
Three members of the Wheels of Soul biker club were shot and wounded, one critically, early Sunday in front of their West Philadelphia clubhouse, police said. Investigators were seeking a lone gunman and a possible motive for the 6 a.m. shooting. The critically wounded 31-year-old man was shot in the head and was fighting for his life at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In stable condition at the hospital were a 47-year-old man who was shot in the right leg, and a 34-year-old man who was hit in the buttocks, back, shoulder, and left thigh.
October 5, 2012 |
THE BOSTON Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race. Instead, he only caused more problems. The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses. Valentine went 69-93 in his only year in Boston, the ballclub's worst in almost 50 years. "I understand this decision," Valentine said in a statement released by the team.
September 10, 2012 |
Seven strong innings still left Cole Hamels stuck with his third straight no decision Sunday afternoon. His slim chance to capture the National League Cy Young Award has now dwindled to none. No matter, Hamels is having fun because the Phillies are winning again. The lefthander was in the home clubhouse when John Mayberry Jr. delivered a bases-loaded, game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Phillies a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.
August 25, 2012 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - "So . . . what you're saying is, you want a swirly?" Bob Stumpo stands over the batboy. Stumpo is 6-feet-4 and 220 pounds, and his appearance is that of a soldier. His head is shaved, his jaw square, his shoulders thick. And the batboy? Nick Cottone is tall for his age, but he's only 15 and wiry. And shy. Stumpo, muscled arms exposed, repeats the question. "You want a swirly?" A smile creases his face, and his voice cracks into laughter. He pats Nick on the arm. The boy walks away, Stumpo still laughing.