September 19, 2004 |
As political rallies go, the one at the fairgrounds last week was close to perfection. More than 12,000 people - more than what the old grandstand could handle - came to cheer Democrat John Kerry. As the presidential candidate delivered his speech, an increasingly glorious sunset unfolded to his right, casting him in silhouette. But the spectacle of it all failed to impress Allentown resident John Gaydos, 55, a loyal Democrat who had come to listen. He lost his job as a graphic designer two years ago when his employer, which makes floor coverings, exported it to Quebec.
June 15, 2005 |
Basepath traffic was as heavy yesterday at the 20th annual Carpenter Cup Classic as the Schuylkill Expressway logjam in the background above Penn's Murphy Field. Quarterfinal action was completed with two high-scoring games that saw Delaware County beat Jersey Shore, 10-6, and Lehigh Valley dominate defending champion Mercer County, 18-11. Delaware County and Lehigh Valley will meet in the semifinals at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park. That game will follow the 3 p.m. contest between the Philadelphia Catholic League and Suburban One League American/Continental.
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.
August 15, 2016 |
The Phillies have 43 players on their 40-man roster - two on the 60-day disabled list and one suspended - and all but three have appeared in the majors at some point in their careers. A new front office billed this season as a chance to evaluate the talent it inherited before making the next wave of decisions in the rebuilding process. That phase is almost near. The overturn on the 40-man roster, starting in a few weeks when rosters are expanded for September, will be immense.
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.
May 18, 2013 |
The Phillies optioned lefthander Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley and called up righthander B.J. Rosenberg from the IronPigs. Valdes may have sealed his fate when he allowed a three-run home run to Jason Kipnis in Wednesday's 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The 32-year-old Valdes had a 7.65 ERA in 10 appearances this season for the Phillies. Rosenberg was 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in seven starts for Lehigh Valley this season. Last season he split time with Reading, Lehigh Valley and the Phillies.