April 6, 2015 |
The bright white baseball rocketed off the bat of Gabe Smith and climbed into the light blue sky above Penn Charter's baseball field. On a blustery day, the fourth-inning blast caught a timely gust and easily cleared the fence in right-center field. Luckier still for Smith, a senior centerfielder for the Quakers, he was out of earshot when his head coach quipped to those sitting behind third base. "He's lucky that went out," said David Miller, who was coaching third base. "I gave him the 3-0 take [sign]
April 19, 2014 |
First-year Penn Charter baseball coach David Miller wants his players to take chances. And if someone makes a mistake in doing so, the Quakers, taking a cue from Louisiana State's vaunted program, are supposed to "flush it" and move on. "I think the kids kind of played like robots last season," Miller said. "They played a little too tight. Mistakes are going to happen. You have to learn from it and get better. " Continuing its turnaround from last season, Penn Charter, buoyed by 11 hits and a strong effort from freshman righthander Matt Gorman, easily downed Germantown Academy, 10-4, Thursday in an Inter-Ac League contest in Fort Washington.
November 16, 2013 |
More signs that the stock market isn't quite science: J.G. Wentworth & Co. , the Radnor firm that buys accident victims' long-term insurance settlements for up-front cash (ad slogan: "It's my money and I want it now!"), had planned to raise $200 million by selling shares to investors at $22 in its New York Stock Exchange initial public offering last week. But the stock peddlers, led by Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse Securities , couldn't find buyers at that price. So they cut it, and cut it again.
August 22, 2011 |
See You At Peelers extended her winning streak to 22 races with an easy four-length victory in the Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers as part of Super Stakes Sunday at Harrah's Chester. She took the lead at the opening quarter and led throughout, finishing in 1:50.2 in the $350,000 race. Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) finished second with Idyllic (David Miller) another 1 3/4 lengths back in third. See You At Peelers' lifetime earnings are almost $1.5 million. "One move and it was over.
August 17, 2011 |
Harness racing's brightest star, the undefeated See You At Peelers, heads a big day of racing as Harrah's Chester presents its fourth annual Super Stakes Sunday. See You At Peelers, a winner of all of her 21 career starts and more than $1.3 million in purse money, will attempt to extend that record in the $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers. The daughter of Bettor's Delight is trained by Jimmy Takter and will be driven by Marcus Johansson. The duo will start from post two. Takter has indicated that a victory in the Valley Forge could provide added impetus for him to enter the filly against colts in harness racing's most prestigious pacing event, the Little Brown Jug, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio in September.
March 19, 2004 |
David M. Miller, 79, of Newtown Square, director of a center for the mentally disabled, died of complications of prostate cancer March 11 at home. In 1971, Mr. Miller became director of Greenwich Home, a South Philadelphia facility for children with mental disabilities. In the 1980s, the home moved to East Oak Lane and expanded to become Greenwich Services Inc., an 84-bed residence for children and adults with mental disabilities and medical needs and a provider of community-based programs for the mentally disabled.
April 1, 1999 |
The job has its good days and the job has its bad days. And then there are days like yesterday, when Phillies manager Terry Francona had a really good day and a really bad one all wrapped within one hour. One minute, Francona found himself telling Philly native David Miller, a young man who lusted to be part of this organization, that he was being sent back to where he came from, shuffled off to Buffalo because the Phils did not believe he was ready to play in the majors and the Cleveland Indians would not make a deal to allow their former No. 1 pick to remain as a Phillies farmhand.
April 1, 1999 |
To the outside world, baseball players can seem like pieces of meat, commodities in the business of professional sports. In fact, they are no different from anyone else - they laugh, they cry, they feel elation and pain. These emotions bounced wildly yesterday in the Phillies' clubhouse with the announcement of the team's 25th player and final roster spot. Longtime farmhand David Doster, a persevering infielder who had been a victim of numbers in previous years, won out over David Miller, a Philadelphian who dearly wanted to play for his hometown team.
March 31, 1999 |
The eyes follow him everywhere. To the shower. To his locker. "I can't even get a drink of water," Phillies coach Brad Mills said yesterday. "I go anywhere and I hear about three necks crack as they follow me. " Mills is the messenger of doom. A few words from him and you are no longer a Phillie, no longer a major league player with a major league salary and major league perks. He says, "Skip needs to see you," and you are toast. That is what happened to Torey Lovullo, Jon Zuber and Billy McMillon on Monday afternoon.
March 31, 1999 |
The final spot on the Phillies' opening-day roster could be filled as early as this afternoon. Infielder David Doster and outfielder David Miller are the candidates. There are indications the Phillies would prefer to keep Doster in the big leagues and send Miller to triple A. But it's not that easy. Miller, a 25-year-old from Chestnut Hill Academy, is a Rule 5 draft pick from the Cleveland organization, and the Phillies cannot send him to the minors without his first clearing waivers and then being offered back to the Indians.