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Frank Klose
Philadelphia, PA
College professor and doctoral student just blogging for a distraction from the rest of life
Interests: Phillies baseball!
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The Philadelphia 76ers are at home tonight to take on the very dysfunctional family known as the Sacramento Kings. Right now the Sixers record stands at 8-44. Now obviously there's not much you can look at with a record like that and think positively about very many things. The team... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Sixerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images With the trade deadline right around the corner and the All-Star game on the horizon, there's plenty to talk about around the NBA, so let's get right to it. Hired to get fired: We’ve already had five coaches fired during the season and for much of... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Sixerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images Number 41 is typically a number that is reserved for pitchers. The Phillies in recent years had the number worn by the likes of Mike Williams, Erik Plantenberg, Jim Poole, Jason Boyd, Brett Myers, Williams again, and then Gavin Floyd. Myers and Floyd switched to 39... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Philliedelphia
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John Crichton (@stretch2020), contributor In an attempt to look at the Philadelphia 76ers, and what you might view as positives to be excited about during this long stretch of losing, you can see several pieces that should be key contributors on this team when Tank version 3.0 finally starts to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sixerdelphia
Fifty years ago today, Ed Snider received a brief, yet important phone call as NHL owners wrapped up a series of meetings in New York City. "You're in." The Philadelphia Flyers had been born. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images Welcome to the first of what hopefully will become a weekly feature on Mondays: a Phillies Monday Mailbag. We asked the good people of Twitter what they would like to talk about, and these are the top questions we got in response from the Philliedelphia and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Phillies hold the first pick in this year's amateur draft, an envious position. The two top candidates to be drafted include Jason Groome, a left-handed pitcher out of New Jersey, and A.J. Puk, who is a left-handed pitcher out of the University of Florida. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
The Flyers turned to rookie Nick Cousins when Sean Couturier went down with a lower-body injury that will keep him out for four weeks. With only 17 NHL games under his belt, it's a herculean task for Cousins, who has been thrown into the fire being asked to fill some big skates for a team still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Defense wins championships. It's a tired cliche but it's true. Sunday night, a geriatric Peyton Manning and his offense sleep-walked through the Super Bowl. So as the Eagles ponder what to do at quarterback, should they go with the lesser of evils? That choice, of course, is Sam Bradford. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
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The Philadelphia Flyers penalty kill has had its problems this year, but they need to figure out some answers quick to strengthen their playoff push. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Philadelphia Flyers continued their winning ways, exploding for 6 goals against the Nashville Predators. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The Philadelphia Eagles came a lot closer to beating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX than we remember. 11 years later, we take another look at the tape. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Eagledelphia
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With the Philadelphia Phillies' new red alternate jerseys drawing rave reviews, the team's jerseys when they were the Philadelphia "Blue Jays" are re-visited. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Phillies announced formally that they have traded pitcher Jesse Biddle to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What is a former first round pick who just underwent Tommy John Surgery worth? The Phillies will receive a Major League right-handed reliever for Biddle in Yoervis Medina. The Phillies announced... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Phillies picked 17th back in 2002, after Larry Bowa's first season as Phillies manager yielded an 86-76 record. The draft was a good one: it included names such as Adam Loewen, Joe Blanton, and Jeff Francoeur. And also future stars Zach Greinke, Prince Fielder, Scott... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier, who is still just 23, was always the defensive catalyst for the team, even going back to his rookie year when he was 18. But this season, more than ever, after an absence from the lineup for three games, the Flyers learned just how valuable he is in all phases of the game. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Phillies and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia announced the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies broadcast schedule for television. The games will appear over three NBC-owned stations: Comcast SportsNet, The Comcast Network, and NBC10. Fans will also see the familiar broadcast crew from 2015. Comcast SportsNet released the details on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images Earlier this week MLB.com released their top 100 prospect pipeline. Seven Phillies prospects made the top 100. I joined Mike Gill on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN Atlantic City for the first of hopefully many Phillies discussions this season for 97.3 ESPN. Out of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images As the hockey world is buzzing around the NHL All-Star Game and its events in Nashville, this is the lull in the season for Flyers fans to get a little creative and take some more time to reflect on the season in its current state. For the Flyers and their fans, that evaluation isn't always easy. After starting off January by moving to within two points of a playoff spot, the Flyers lost three straight games before getting an unlikely win in Washington to move to within five points of the final wildcard spot. At this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Flyerdelphia
A projection of how the Eagles may be building their roster in the wake of their flurry of signings early in the 2016 offseason. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Eagledelphia
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Photos: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will have two representatives in the AHL All-Star Classic this weekend in Syracuse, NY -- forward Nick Cousins and goaltender Anthony Stolarz. Cousins, 22, hails from Belleville, Ontario and leads the Phantoms in scoring with 12 goals and 24 points in 36 games. Stolarz, also 22, is from Edison, NJ and has a 14-10-3 record with a .916 save percentage and 2.43 GAA in 28 games. It is the first All-Star selection for both. "It's obviously a tremendous honor to represent the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Philadelphia Flyers," Cousins said. "I'm really looking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Flyerdelphia
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Flyers stay persistent to beat Caps Embed from Getty Images Game Story The Philadelphia Flyers got things started on an early power play. The Flyers scored only seconds in to the power play, thanks to some nice passing and a pretty finish from Brayden Schenn. The goal boosted the Flyers, and their continued pressure paid off when Evgeny Kuznetsov played the puck right to Ryan White in the slot. White fired it in to make the game 2-0. The Washington Capitals seemed to wake up at that point, and came out much harder in the second period. They had the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Flyerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images All eyes are on rookie, Shayne Gostisbehere these days, and rightfully so. He is a young player that the Flyers organization should feel lucky to have on the roster. The entire NHL is talking about this guy. He is arguably the best rookie defenseman in the league, and a candidate for the Calder Trophy. The Flyers improvement this season can be mainly attributed to his call up from the AHL. With that said, let’s not steer away from the rest of the defense and the success they have had of late. They are bringing force and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Flyerdelphia
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The Philadelphia Flyers battled back from a 2 goal deficit only to concede a late goal and fall to the Boston Bruins. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Flyerdelphia
Embed from Getty Images The Phillies have several prospects right now to credit to Koby Perez, who served as an international scout for the Phillies. The biggest name of the list, which includes Hector Neris, Lisalverto Bonilla, and Domingo Santana, would be Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco. Perez also signed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Philliedelphia