June 20, 2016 |
Pete Mackanin shuffled his lineup Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, hoping to spark his listless offense. The Phillies manager batted Cody Asche leadoff for the first time in his career. Andres Blanco slotted into the No. 3 spot. And Maikel Franco was bumped down to the sixth spot. But a 4-1 loss to Arizona proved that there is little the manager can do to disguise his team's woes at the plate. The Phillies were no match for Arizona ace Zack Greinke, who allowed one run in eight innings.
January 22, 2016 |
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that starting school a little later would reduce teenage sleep deprivation, which can lead to depression, tardiness, poor grades, obesity, and even suicide. So why aren't more school districts changing when classes begin? One problem is the complex school bus schedules that districts say would cost a fortune to change. In the West Chester Area School District, Superintendent James Scanlon said, it could cost $36 million to reroute transportation for public, parochial, and charter schools.
December 11, 2014 |
IT WAS the Baltimore Jesuits against the Philadelphia Jesuits. And St. Ignatius might have been wondering exactly why all those Jesuit colleges have loved their basketball for so long. Loyola and Saint Joseph's had been playing for nearly 12 minutes at Hagan Arena. The Hawks had seven points. SJU coach Phil Martelli had a lot to say between Saturday afternoon, when his team got hammered at Villanova, and when the ball went up last night. "I wasn't really nice," he said. "I wasn't a real grandfather type to them on Sunday or Monday.
December 19, 2013 |
Already, the 10 tween girls have devoured spaghetti tacos, made Lifesaver bracelets, changed into pajamas, and played several giggle-infused rounds of limbo. Next up on this Friday night in Elkins Park is a serious game of human mop - one girl drags another across the floor, which, the girls swear, is more fun than it sounds. The controlled chaos looks like any other sleepover. But as 10:30 p.m. approaches, the living room at the hosting Gormans' becomes increasingly crowded - with parents.
December 25, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On wanting what everyone else has: I admit I occasionally wish I had someone else's income, legs, job, etc., but the feeling is momentary. When I was 11, I was desperate to change places with Mary K., a beautiful blonde in my class. She had everything I wanted: a big brother, a big house on the lake, a father who was a doctor and thus didn't change jobs and force us to move every year, a bubbly personality. Her 11th birthday party was a sophisticated trip to dinner and the movies; mine was a run-of-the-mill slumber party.
May 2, 2011 |
These are the perils of a feeble offense. In many of the season's first 27 games, the Phillies have hit just enough to win. Undoubtedly that means on some nights when the pitching is stellar, the hitting will fall short. Or sometimes these debilitating displays of hitting will drag on into the next morning. At 12:53 a.m. Monday, long after Charlie Manuel was ejected and Citizens Bank Park erupted in chants of "USA! USA!" as the news of Osama bin Laden's demise became known, John Mayberry Jr. struck out in the 14th inning to end a 2-1 Phillies loss to the New York Mets.
October 23, 2010 |
It wasn't so much an explosion as a tiny pop. The three decisive runs the Phillies scored in San Francisco during Game 5's third inning Thursday were the result of two singles, a hit batsman, a bunt that traveled a few inches sideways, a misplay at third, and an error on a ground ball to first. The inning happened to include a third but inconsequential single. More '62 New York Mets than '27 New York Yankees. As it has been for much of the 2010 regular season, the Phils' lineup has been inconsistent offensively in the postseason.
October 17, 2010 |
All right, now the numbers are starting to add up a little, like the leaves that fall quietly from the trees and suddenly there is a stack of them there on the lawn. The Phillies have played four postseason games and scored a total of 16 runs, seven of which came in a game when the Cincinnati Reds decided to leave their gloves in the dugout. They have 28 hits in those four games and are batting .212. This isn't a lull any longer, a momentary downturn, a hiccup as the postseason begins.
August 1, 2010
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February 27, 2009 |
Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Department of Performing Arts will present the 19th Annual Madrigal Dinner at 7:30 tonight and Saturday. Both dinners will be in Drexel's Great Court, which will be transformed to represent the era of King James I and Shakespeare, with Renaissance-themed decorations and entertainment. The Drexel Chamber Singers, under the direction of Stephen Powell, want to take guests back in time to 1609 by performing the sounds of Elizabeth Madrigals, French chansons, and lute songs.