October 5, 2009
THE PHILLIES CLINCHED the NL East championship on Wednesday, but it was only this past weekend that they learned they would have "home field advantage": The Phils will play three games of the five-game National League Championship Series with the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. The first game is Wednesday. That's how we see it, too: A major advantage of living in this region is having the exciting Phillies as our home team. It's a "home advantage" for all of us.
October 15, 2008
"Daily News Live" kicks off Comcast SportsNet's coverage of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at 5 p.m. today. Host Michael Barkann will be joined by Paul Domowitch and Mark Kram, of the Daily News. "SportsNite" follows at 6:30, followed by "Phillies Pregame Live. " Gov. Rendell will join the panel of Barkann and former Phillies Mitch Williams and Ricky Bottalico. Leslie Gudel and Marshall Harris will report from Los Angeles. "SportsNite" returns at 10 p.m., followed by "Phillies Postgame Live" immediately after the final out.
December 9, 2008
Comcast SportsNet will replay six crucial games from the Phillies' world championship run with a series called, "Miracle on Broad Street: 2008 Phillies Championship Journey. " The series begins tonight at 7 o'clock with the Sept. 27 game against the Washington Nationals, when the Phillies clinched the National League East title. Other games, beginning with air date: Dec. 14, 7 p.m.: National League Division Series, Game 2; Shane Victorino hits grand slam off CC Sabathia.
October 15, 2009 |
Flyers Hall of Famer Ron Hextall has seen the fans on the West Coast from a different perspective, as a member of the Los Angeles Kings' front office. Hextall hasn't been able to compare the hockey crowds between Philadelphia and LA yet - and he said it wouldn't be fair - because the Kings, in his 3-year tenure as an assistant general manager, have been uncrowned at the bottom of the standings. "It's hard to compare baseball and hockey fans, especially here in Los Angeles," Hextall said from New York, where his Kings took on the Rangers last night.
October 14, 1988 |
Davey Johnson will return as manager of the New York Mets in 1989, the New York Daily News reported yesterday. The announcement should come shortly after the World Series, the newspaper said. By then, Johnson and Mets general manager Frank Cashen will have hammered out a deal to keep Johnson with New York and manager-in-waiting Mike Cubbage with Tidewater, the team's triple-A affiliate. The Daily News quoted Mets officials as saying that Cashen and Johnson have already held informal talks about next season and, according to one source, "it's just about 100 percent" that Johnson will return.
July 9, 1993 |
The Phillies and San Francisco Giants, the two winningest teams in baseball, meet three times this weekend at Veterans Stadium. The series, which could be a preview of the National League Championship series in October, features two of the top power hitters in the league - Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, who was last year's Most Valuable Player, and Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, last season's RBI leader. The series, which began last night, continues tonight at 7:35 and Saturday at 3 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at 1:35 p.m., when boys 14 and under will receive a free batting practice jersey.
October 11, 2008 |
National League Championship Series Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Best of seven Phillies lead series, 2-0 TV: Fox29. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM), ESPN (950-AM) WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish GAME 1: THURSDAY Phillies 3, Dodgers 2 WP: Hamels (2-0) LP: Lowe (1-1) HR: Burrell, Utley GAME 2: YESTERDAY Phillies 8, Dodgers 5 WP: Myers (2-0) LP: Billingsley (1-1) HR: Ramirez GAME 3: TOMORROW, 8:22 P.M. Phillies (Jamie Moyer, 0-1)
October 21, 2009
Joe Torre said he met with Jonathan Broxton immediately after Game 4 and again yesterday, mainly to reiterate his faith in the young closer. Broxton might have needed the boost, since he now has seen the Phillies score the game-winning runs twice with him on the mound, first in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series, then again Monday. "This kid, this closing thing, this is something new to him," Torre said. "I did this role last year," said a sullen Broxton, 25, who has logged 50 of the 55 saves to his credit in the past two seasons, and has pitched in 308 major league games.
April 14, 2009
Born: March 26, 1936, Chicago, Ill. Graduated from the University of Iowa with B.A. in speech, radio and television, 1959. He called: three World Series, including the Phillies' 2008 championship. seven National League Championship Series, including four of the Phillies' six NL Championships (1980, 1983, 1993 and 2008). six no-hitters (Don Wilson in 1967 and 1969, Rick Wise in 1971, Terry Mulholland in 1990, Tommy Greene in 1991 and Kevin Millwood in 2003)
September 23, 1993 |
Never mind that it could be a preview of the National League championship series. Phillies manager Jim Fregosi downplayed the three-game weekend series against the surging Atlanta Braves at Veterans Stadium. "It's exciting and it's an important series for both clubs because we're trying to win our divisions," he said. "But they're all important now. " There is no added significance, he said, just because the series is near the end of the season - close to when the teams will probably meet in the playoffs on Oct. 6. "We don't have a choice.