September 16, 2016 |
Q: I met this wonderful woman through an internet site three weeks ago, and everything's been great. I'm 24, she's 21. So why am I writing? Because two days ago, I met her sister, who's my age and was so smart and so beautiful that she took my breath away. Do I dare ask her out? Do I lose them both if I do that? Or should I take a chance on the best possible outcome? Mia: Dude, are you nuts? The only way you can date one sister after already taking the other out is if the first sister doesn't want your wishy-washy behind.
August 30, 2016 |
NEW YORK - For two nights at Citi Field, the Mets battered the Phillies. They clobbered eight homers, smashed five doubles, and drew nine walks. They pounded fastballs. That was foreboding for Vince Velasquez, who started Sunday afternoon and likes to throw fastballs. He is a 24-year-old pitcher learning the intricacies of life as a starter while facing major-league lineups every fifth day. It is not always pretty. In a 5-1 Phillies win, Velasquez silenced an imposing (but depleted)
August 29, 2016 |
NEW YORK - The only good news to come out of the 12-1 beatdown by the Mets on Saturday night is that the Phillies are one day closer to finishing August. The month has been unforgiving to the starting rotation as the unit seems to be fading as the season winds down. Jeremy Hellickson allowed five runs in four innings to bring the rotation's ERA to 7.26 in 22 August games. It is the team's worst month since June 2006, when the starting pitchers registered a 7.36 ERA, and second worst since a 7.20 ERA in July 1961.
August 28, 2016 |
NEW YORK - The big, red apple rose in center field for the third time on Friday night as Adam Morgan kicked the pitching mound with disgust. The lefthander had yielded another home run - this time a fifth-inning grand slam by Wilmer Flores - and he was once again hurt by the long ball in a 9-4 loss to the Mets at Citi Field. Morgan has allowed eight home runs in his last 22 innings. He is averaging 2.24 home runs per nine innings, which is the worst rate among all major-league pitchers with at least 15 starts.
July 18, 2016 |
The sharp crack of the bat silenced the stadium. With two outs, bases loaded, and the game tied in the seventh inning, the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera smacked a line drive. Leftfielder Cody Asche ran toward center, then slid. When he popped up, ball in his glove, fans erupted. Asche set an example as the Phillies beat the Mets, 4-2, Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Asche finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk and was aided by the aggressiveness of veterans Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz.
July 17, 2016 |
Pete Mackanin tried to keep a straight face Friday afternoon, hours before the season's second half began with a 5-3 loss to the Mets, when he asked a question to which he well knew the answer. "What are we out of the wild card?" the Phillies manager said. Six games, an onlooker in his office replied. "Six games?" Mackanin said. "Why not? Let's set our sights high. " He stifled laughter. This was not to insult his team, which has been outscored by 89 runs in 91 games and overachieved in almost every area, but out of incredulity that it even served as a talking point in mid July.
July 16, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Tyler Goeddel remembers when he realized he could do it, too. He remembers the radar guns and the pro scouts hogging views behind home plate. Sometimes it was hard for parents to get seats. And Tyler remembers who was standing on the mound. Before his teens, Tyler watched his older brother, Erik, dominate the high school baseball circuit. And he saw the letters that came from "every college in the nation. " "That's what motivated me to know I want to go the same path," Tyler said.
June 18, 2016 |
It wasn't until Bonnie Bishop gave up on her dream that it came true. The Texas native had spent 12 years scuffling as an independent singer-songwriter without making much headway, even after having two of her songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt and another performed on the prime-time TV soap Nashville . It got to the point where she couldn't even afford Christmas presents for her family. So she retreated to her parents' home in the Lone Star State to regroup. "I couldn't keep doing it the way I was doing it," the 37-year-old says over the phone from Nashville.
June 6, 2016
With the recent opening of Moore College of Art & Design's juried alumni exhibition, consider the story of the first visual arts college for women in the United States: Moore's antecessor, the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (PSDW). Founded in 1848, PSDW was the first of several such institutions to appear in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. However, art for art's sake was not the goal of philanthropist and PSDW founder Sarah Worthington Peter. At the time of the school's inception, thousands of unmarried and widowed women worked from home, which - in the 19th century - did not mean telecommuting in one's pajamas.
June 5, 2016 |
So it finally happened: After years of speculation, the Metropolitan Opera appointed Yannick Nézet-Séguin to replace James Levine as music director. Naturally, the opera world wants to know what that will look like. And they want to know now - although he doesn't fully take on the position until 2020-21 and opera companies work four years in advance. Nonetheless, in a Thursday-morning video interview from Osaka after a Philadelphia Orchestra tour concert, he says he'll be working with the Met as early as this fall.