October 4, 2015 |
WITH YESTERDAY'S game postponed because of rain, the Phillies will open their final series of the season against the Miami Marlins as part of a single-admission doubleheader today starting at 4:05 p.m. Gates open at 3:05 p.m. Aaron Harang (6-15) will go against Marlins righthander Tom Koehler (11-14) in the first game, followed by rookie righthander Alec Asher (0-5) and Marlins lefthander Justin Nicolino (4-4) in the nightcap. Asher, 23, had his shortest, and one of his worst, outings as a big-leaguer Wednesday in a 7-5 win over National League East-champion New York Mets, allowing five earned runs and two homers on three hits in only two-thirds of an inning.
October 3, 2015 |
With intense rain and wind threatening to cause severe flooding in South Jersey on Friday and Saturday and the possibility of a hurricane early next week, Gov. Christie instructed New Jerseyans to get ready - but not panic. "I'm not here to tell people Sandy 2 is coming," Christie said Thursday at a Statehouse news conference, where he announced a state of emergency to broaden the state's response powers ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. Officials don't yet know what impact Joaquin might have on New Jersey, Christie said, but he was prepared to order evacuations if needed.
September 24, 2015 |
The million-plus visitors expected to converge on Philadelphia over the weekend for Pope Francis's visit can expect mostly sunny weather with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s. However, there is a slight chance of rain late Sunday as the pope closes out his visit, according to the National Weather Service, AccuWeather, and a renowned Shore forecaster. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service revised its forecast for the papal weekend, from partly to mostly sunny for both Saturday and Sunday to increased clouds on Sunday and a chance of showers.
September 12, 2015 |
The Phillies game Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park was delayed for two hours before it was finally postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Friday as part of a single-ticket doubleheader. Phillies lefthander Adam Morgan, who was set to pitch Thursday, will start the first game on Friday at 5:05 p.m. Gates will open at 4:05. In his last start, Morgan reached the seventh inning for the fourth time in 13 starts. The rookie has walked just three batters in his last 35 innings.
July 19, 2015 |
When John L. Parker, Jr. self-published Once a Runner in 1978, he had a good feeling about his novel - even if traditional publishing didn't. "I had faith in the book all those years that the world of publishing just didn't understand it," he said. "I figured sooner or later somebody would see the light. " They did - after the book become a cult classic, was dubbed "the best novel ever written about running" by Runner's World, and original copies sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay.
June 29, 2015
The Phillies attempted to brave the weather and ended up losing that battle. Saturday's game with the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park that began at 3:05 p.m. lasted just an inning and a half, with no score. After a 1-hour, 27-minute rain delay, the game was postponed. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:05 p.m. (Sunday's game was originally scheduled to start at 1:35.) Fans holding tickets to Saturday's postponed game may exchange them for tickets to any remaining home games this year, including Sunday's doubleheader.
June 29, 2015 |
Chanting "black lives matter" and the names of the victims of the fatal shootings in Charleston, S.C., about 80 protesters braved the wind and rain Saturday in a two-mile march along Broad Street. After the Rev. Mark Tyler of Philadelphia's Mother Bethel A.M.E. led a prayer for the nine victims, the group walked in the southbound lanes from Broad and Erie to Cecil B. Moore Avenue under a police escort as traffic crept behind. The marchers carried nine posters with photographs of the victims, but the demonstration went beyond the June 17 incident at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.
June 29, 2015 |
Michael Vesey, a 10-year-old who loves baseball, wants to share the "book" he's written about his dad. Handwritten, it fits on a sheet of lined notebook paper. "On Oct. 13, 2004, I was born," he reads aloud. His mother, Kelly, and three teenage sisters are seated around the granite kitchen counter of their spacious Bucks County home. "It was the best day of my life, and the first," he reads. His sisters giggle. Michael waits, unabashed. "As the years passed, my dad was always there with me," he goes on. "He taught me the sport I love with a tee-ball set. He taught humility and love and passion, all things important in my life.
June 20, 2015 |
You're at the Shore and there is some rain. You could be back in the city sweating it out, so we only feel for you so much. Still, we're always here to help you dash through the drops and on to something Shore-wonderful. It may not be raining this weekend but it's always good to have some ideas in your back pocket. There she is No Kardashian she, but a big butt nonetheless: That's Lucy the Elephant (9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate, N.J., 609-823-6473, www.lucytheelephant.org )
May 29, 2015 |
When scattered thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for 90 minutes, Great Valley's girls' lacrosse team didn't spend the extra time stressing out. The players relaxed and had fun with each other. "They're friends on and off the field," Great Valley coach Kim Wenger said. "They're teammates first. That hour that they killed, they were going crazy and having a great time. " It paid off, as the Patriots scored the first goal of the game less than 90 seconds after it began and never relinquished the lead.