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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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Photo courtesy Baseball Betsy @BaseballBetsy In Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg's postgame press conference after the Phillies' 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Sandberg unveiled something new. Severino Gonzalez, right-handed starter and Phillies prospect, will make his Major League debut on Tuesday for the Phillies against the St. Louis Cardinals in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Braves 5, Phillies 2 WP: Shelby Miller (3-0, 2.05 ERA) LP: David Buchanan (0-4, 7.52 ERA) SV: Jason Grilli (7) Philadelphia, P.A. - David Buchanan had not won a game in 12 starts, his last win coming August 6, 2014 against the Houston Astros. Coming... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Marcus Mariota talk surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles just will not end. Two major rumors have come into the picture today about the Eagles finding creative ways to jump up to the second pick of the draft and snag quarterback Marcus Mariota. While plenty of three-team... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Black Entertainment Television (BET) released their new television shows for 2015 today, and there will be some shows in the new schedule that will resonate with a Philadelphia audience. Highlighting the schedule will be a reboot of MTV's "Punk'd", that will be "tailored for a BET... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The 2015 season began and Jonathan Papelbon was still a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Rumors over the offseason connected Papelbon to the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers, but nothing ever materialized. Now that the 2015 season is underway and the Phillies are continuously losing,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies were so short on pitching heading into the 2015 season that they had to turn back to someone the team cut to get a starter. Sean O'Sullivan, sent to minor league camp on March 30, ended up being the Phillies' fifth starter when they needed one April 12.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Sunday is the the holiest day of the week in both Roman Catholicism and the National Football League. So what happens when each has their Sabbath fall on the same day? Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families will be an extraordinary event for the City... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Eagledelphia
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Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee could be approaching the end of his baseball career, thanks to elbow issues. While Lee gives it one more shot to try to rehab his arm through rest, Lee must be looking ahead to an imminent end of his career. Or at least, his Phillies career.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Along with the emergence and rise of center fielder Odubel Herrera has been the fall of former center fielder Ben Revere. Already having lost his spot as the team's center fielder, Revere also lost his spot in the batting order. After 42 at bats, Revere has just seven hits, for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com My goal here is to convince you that the Pirates are the perfect trade partner for the Phillies, in Ruben Amaro's apparent quest to unload Ace-of-Staff Cole Hamels. It's just going to take a while to get there. Stick with me. Deep breath... I had a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Phillies prospect Maikel Franco has been on fire at AAA Lehigh Valley in the early going. Although it is just eight games and 35 at bats, Franco is hitting .371 with a home run and seven RBI. Franco's OPS is currently at 1.122. When the IronPigs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com This past week for the Philadelphia Phillies (3-8) has been filled with nothing but disappointment for fans, and surely themselves. At first, things looked bright for the team, having won three of their first five games of the season to go over .500 for the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Download Sheet music, Responsorial Psalm 4: Download Ps. 4 Lord Let Your Face Shine on Us Revised Grail Psalter Text: R. Lord, let your face shine on us. or Alleluia. I called, the God of justice gave me answer; from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me! Know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at The Contemporary Psalter
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The Phillies starting pitching has been brutal to watch in recent days. Yet, it could even be worse if the Phillies lose any pitcher to injury as the team has no real clear-cut options just yet. Chad Billingsley probably needs a few more starts in the minors and the team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Ryan Howard needs to go. I do not say that with any animosity toward Howard; you can consider me one of his supporters. I will not boo Howard. However, with each passing day in which Howard is a member of the Phillies, his Rookie of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us. Wednesday night opens the quest for the Cup as 16 teams go head-to-head in what can be some of the most exciting action in all of sport. At Flyerdelphia, we're not just your source for Flyers coverage, but we're all huge hockey fans, so we decided to have a friendly competition with our own bracket challenge. Earlier this week we selected four followers to take part in the first ever Flyerdelphia Playoff Challenge. The object is simple: pick the winner of each series all the way through the Final.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The Phillies have not sold many tickets so far this, even registering their lowest-ever attendance for a regular season game at Citizens Bank Park on April 10. The empty seats are an embarrassment, but the team also cannot sell $11 beers and $6 hot dogs if fans do not show... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com No one is really all that surprised that the Phillies lineup is not scoring any runs. If that is the case, then the Phillies should construct a lineup that best maximizes each position in the batting order. Yet, the Phillies seem like they cannot get past... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (3-3) will look to spoil the home opener of their rival New York Mets (3-3) in a Monday afternoon matinee at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. So far in the early going the Mets have faced the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Photo courtesy @jrad13 on Twitter Russ Canzler had a decent enough Spring Training for the Phillies. However, the Phillies signed him mainly to man a few different positions in AAA Lehigh Valley. Canzler has played some outfield, first base, and some third base in his professional career up until today,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard spent the offseason in a legal battle with family over the management of his money. It turns out that Howard was not the only one in the Phillies organization fighting with kinfolk over money. This time it goes to the top:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies announced that Sean O'Sullivan would be the Phillies' fifth starter to open the season, we knew that someone had to go. With just two left-handed relievers on the roster, it seemed that Luis Garcia had to be the one to go since he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
After an impressive 4-1 win against the World Series favorite Washington Nationals, the Phillies look to ride Cole Hamels onto another big win today. Hamels looks to redeem himself after a rough start to the 2015 season against his top trade suitor, the Boston Red Sox, giving up four homeruns... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Watching the Phillies this season fans do not have to look too hard to find empty seats at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies drew a sparse crowd on Friday night for the "On Deck" game against the Pirates, on a rainy Good Friday and Passover evening.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Opening Day and the first series came and went. The Phillies and Boston Red Sox met in Philadelphia for three games. Cole Hamels pitched for the Phillies, and the Boston Red Sox started Mookie Betts in center field and Blake Swihart will debut for AAA Pawtucket.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia