November 6, 2000 |
Nancy and Mike Kabcinski don't sleep in on weekends anymore. They're up before dawn, bombarding neighborhoods with literature on Republican candidates. Tom Herrick and Carolyn Perry, both in their 70s, drove all the way from Massachusetts to spend hours at folding tables piled high with open bags of stale potato chips, punching telephone numbers over and over again, and announcing: "I'm calling on behalf of the Democratic Party . . . " Carol Hecht, who just got laid off and should be job-hunting, spends her days stapling Bush-Cheney signs and stuffing envelopes.
January 13, 1995 |
It's windy and cold up on Morgans Hill, about as far from summer as it's possible to be, but you can almost hear the crisp crack of a bat and the roar of a happy crowd. It's a good thing, because the Lehigh Valley has stadium fever - bad. Boosters here hope to build a new minor-league baseball park in Northampton County, possibly on this very site, that would have its own double-A team and a potential market of almost one million people. For now, they're calling the stadium-to-be The Ballyard.
June 11, 1997 |
Inconsistent pitching and shoddy fielding caused a first-round exit last night for Burlington County in the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament at Veterans Stadium. Lehigh Valley, which lost to Burlington County, 5-0, in last year's first round, gained revenge with last night's 12-6 victory. Burlington County pitchers yielded eight walks, and the team committed five errors. Lehigh Valley stole eight bases, and its pitchers struck out 10 Burlco batters. "We didn't play well - it's as simple as that," said Burlington County manager By Crammer, the head coach at Bordentown.
June 21, 1998 |
When a team commits six errors, walks 10 batters, and strikes out 15 times, it cannot expect to win an all-star baseball game. That is what Catholic League coach John Mooney said yesterday after his team self-destructed and dropped an 8-6 decision to Lehigh Valley in the Carpenter Cup Classic quarterfinals at Veterans Stadium. A critical two-base error with two outs led to two decisive unearned runs by Lehigh Valley in the eighth inning. The Catholic League yielded a total of six unearned runs and squandered a 5-2 lead as Lehigh Valley advanced to tomorrow's semifinals against Mercer County at noon.
September 1, 1997 |
A young and inexperienced Abington Ghosts football team learned an important lesson in Saturday night's contest against Parkland: Big plays can kill you. The host Trojans bolted to a 32-0 lead en route to a 39-20 victory in the season-opening game for both schools. Parkland was led by Matt Thomas (14 carries, 105 yards), while Jim Johnson's 59 yards on 11 carries paced Abington. The game was the second half of the Kaylee Kickoff Classic and gave Lehigh Valley schools a sweep for the evening.
September 5, 2013 |
Two Phillies pitchers fired eight straight balls with the bases loaded, and that represented the nadir of Tuesday night. A rookie wearing No. 67 relieved them in the next inning, committed a balk, and surrendered two more runs. This is what September baseball looks like for the pitching staff with the National League's worst ERA. Washington permitted four unearned runs to the Phillies and still won, 9-6, because the home team failed at the game's most basic task of throwing strikes.
August 17, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Maikel Franco spent time in the Miller Park training room on Saturday afternoon and took swings for a second straight day in the indoor batting cages. But that was all the action he saw. The third baseman was out of the lineup for a third straight game after a fastball smacked his right wrist on Tuesday. Franco talked to interim manager Pete Mackanin before Saturday's game. They both said Franco will miss Sunday afternoon's series finale before likely playing on Tuesday when the team returns to Philadelphia.
August 20, 2015 |
MOOSIC, Pa. - Lehigh Valley manager Dave Brundage described Jerad Eickhoff as having a "bulldog mentality. " The righthander commands the mound with a tenacious approach, Brundage said. All signs point to the bulldog being unleashed in the major leagues Saturday. The Phillies have yet to name a starter for that day's game in Miami. The IronPigs have not named a starter for Friday, which would be Eickhoff's normal day to pitch. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is still figuring it out. Brundage said it's not his decision.
August 3, 2015 |
Pete Mackanin met Matt Harrison on Friday, shortly before the Phillies placed the starting pitcher on the disabled list with lower back inflammation. The interim manager told Harrison, whom the Phillies acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade, to look to next season. Mackanin is doubtful Harrison will pitch for the Phillies this year. "I said, 'I know you feel bad, but we're looking at you for what we're about to become rather than this year,' " Mackanin said. "Because, we're really not playing for a whole lot this year.
August 7, 2008 |
READING - Andrew Carpenter struck out seven in his second start since being called up from single-A Clearwater to lead the Reading Phillies past the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-2, in the Eastern League last night. Rochester 3, Lehigh Valley 2 Rochester 5, Lehigh Valley 0 ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Kris Benson went six innings for the IronPigs, allowing two runs, in the opener of an International League doubleheader.