August 29, 2014 |
PERHAPS, like their mythical namesakes, the Dragons will become the stuff of legends, cited to children in bedtime stories and allegories, but even Cinderella tales have endings and yesterday the Taney Dragons story ended - not with a "happily ever after" but with a home run. From their victory lap around the bases at Citizens Bank Park at last night's Phillies game to a parade through Center City beforehand, the Dragons ended their summer -...
August 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIANS can be so stank. I'm talking about the naysayers who've been complaining that this afternoon's parade for the Taney Dragons is excessive. They need to lighten up. What's the harm in a parade? Last I checked, there's no rule saying that a team has to win a championship to have its hometown come out and cheer it. The Taney Dragons may not have come in first place during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, but they are still big-time winners. Not only were they the first local team to reach the Little League World Series, but 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis was the first female pitcher to win a game in the Series.
August 28, 2014 |
The Taney Dragons are taking their victory lap around Philadelphia this afternoon. While the team fell short of capturing the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, it is being feted as winners in Philadelphia with a parade that began at 20th and Market Streets and is headed to FDR Park. Yes, they are just a bunch of kids playing ball, but make no mistake, said Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, they have earned our attention and respect. "They won our hearts and minds," he said.
August 27, 2014 |
Joanne P. Wenger, 71, of Gloucester City, who marched in the inaugural parade for President John F. Kennedy on Jan. 20, 1961, in Washington, died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 23, at the ManorCare Health Services residential care facility in Washington Township. Born in Gloucester City, Miss Wenger graduated in 1961 from Gloucester Catholic High School, where she was a member of its All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps, nephew Robert K. McGinley Jr. said. After Kennedy was sworn into office, the Gloucester Catholic unit paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue past the reviewing stand at the White House.
August 27, 2014 |
The parade Wednesday for the Taney Dragons Little League team will cross through part of Center City and head south on Broad Street through South Philadelphia, city officials said Monday. The parade will be followed by a rally for the Dragons in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park near the south-side baseball fields. Then the players, coaches, and parents will be celebrated by the Phillies during a pregame ceremony. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. at 20th and Market Streets, where the parade will start and head east to City Hall.
August 15, 2014 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Outfielder Zion Spearman remained still Wednesday night as the Japanese players grabbed the flat brim of his cap and bent it sharply like theirs. He laughed as they measured their white cleats up against his sneakers. The Japanese clasped Spearman's hands and tried unsuccessfully to break free from his grip. The Taney Dragons slugger created intrigue as the team waited its turn to cruise down Fourth Avenue in the annual Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade.
August 7, 2014 |
The city is considering a radical change in the route of the Mummers Parade that would take it south from City Hall to Washington Avenue, skipping the event's spiritual heart - South Philadelphia. The new route would reverse the parade's direction. The change was proposed by the Mummers themselves, and is intended to infuse more spontaneity and flow into the parade, which all too often has become a daylong queue of string bands, comics, and elaborate floats moving fitfully up South Broad Street from Oregon Avenue.
July 14, 2014 |
ORLANDO - On the surface, the only things the 76ers got out of winning the Orlando Pro Summer League were celebratory T-shirts and baseball caps. Oh, and they also stood at the Amway Center practice gym's center court for a team photo. There won't be any banners being hung at the Wells Fargo Center or parades on Broad Street for beating the Grizzlies, 91-75, in Friday's championship game. Yet, it was something the Sixers can build upon, especially after a 19-63 season. "Any positivity for the Sixers is great," said point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who was on hand to support the team's summer-league squad.
June 6, 2014 |
ETHAN MARTIN'S floppy blond locks haven't grown back in the last 10 weeks. At the end of spring training, the Phillies righthander, along with catching prospect Tommy Joseph, shaved his head in support of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's "Cut for a Cure" campaign. Although his hair has been slow to return, Martin's right arm has come a long way back in the 2 1/2 months since he was last with the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. Martin made his first appearance of the 2014 season on Tuesday night, posting two shutout innings against the Washington Nationals, with one walk and one strikeout.