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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 story about LeSean McCoy tipping a waiter at burger joint PYT just 20 cents a week ago went viral. While McCoy admitted that the miniscule tip was a "message" sent to the server for bad service, the server is in line for a much bigger tip than any other... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Eagledelphia
#455509284 / gettyimages.com Monday night was a big night for Eagles running back Darren Sproles. With 152 recieving yards, 26 rushing yards, and one touchdown, Sproles provided some of the big play pop that many fans feared they were losing when the Eagles cut wide receiver De Sean Jackson. Today,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Eagledelphia
#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
#453657196 / gettyimages.com A majority of baseall experts and casual onlookers alike pegged the Miami Marlins as basement dwellers not only in the National League East, but in the majors overall. Instead, they sat just 5.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second Wild Card spot heading into tonight's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
#452991566 / gettyimages.com Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins' 2014 has been incredibly solid, considering Rollins' age and difficult position. After becoming the Phillies' all-time hits leader, the veteran Rollins continued his solid play, manning shortstop with the best of them. On Monday night, Rollins' season could be in doubt. Rollins exited... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Local burger eatery PYT is known for unusual burgers, such as their donut burger that puts a burger patty between two glazed donut halves. Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy visited the restaurant today, the chain reported on Facebook, and left a 20 cent tip on his bill. The picture... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Eagledelphia
#119767737 / gettyimages.com Pat Gillick is a Hall of Famer. Phillies fans know first hand just how Gillick's keen insights into constructing a team make all the difference in the world. When Gillick took the helm of the Phillies back in 2006, he surprised many and kept Charlie Manuel as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Major League Baseball may award contracts based on past performance, but players need to establish more of it before they earn playing time. The Phillies' Domonic Brown went from National League All-Star to being part of a platoon in which he has to share the left-handed portion. Brown expressed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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News broke Monday that the Phillies planned to call up top prospect Maikel Franco, as the season ended at AAA Lehigh Valley. At the time, all we could do was speculate as to who the Phillies would also bring up. The Phillies released their full list today. Matt Gelb of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies had eleven no-hitters in club history heading into Monday's Labor Day matinee: Charles Ferguson, August 29, 1885 Red Donahue, July 8, 1898 Chick Fraser, September 18, 1903 Johnny Lush, May 1, 1906 Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964 Rick Wise, June 23, 1971 Terry Mulholland, August 15, 1990 Tommy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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If you have not been watching this Phillies game, it's time you put down the grilling utensils now and get to a television. Cole Hamels left the game after the sixth inning with a high pitch count and has left the game. Jake Diekman and Ken Giles followed with hitless... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#453162996 / gettyimages.com The Phillies traded infielder/outfielder John Mayberry Jr. just in time for the August 31 deadline. That move not only helps clear playing time for players on the Phillies already-crowded roster, but also clears a 40-man roster spot that could go to a September call-up. According to a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies made one additional trade before the August 31 waiver trade deadline. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies shipped out extra man John Mayberry Jr.: Phillies trade OF John Mayberry Jr. to Blue Jays for minor league 3B Gustavo Pierre. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 1, 2014... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#452991404 / gettyimages.com The Phillies entered Sunday having won eight of their last 11 games and hoped to take down the New York Mets on their own territory for what could have been their fourth straight series victory. Instead, the Phillies combined sloppy play with a rough A.J. Burnett start,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#453493344 / gettyimages.com Will some padded stats for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard help trade him this offseason? Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote the other day that the Phillies are playing Howard in the hopes that they can move him in a trade: The front office's hope, according... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#454396936 / gettyimages.com On a night that was Marlon Byrd's 37th birthday, Jerome Williams and Byrd delivered a present to the Phillies fans, who watched the Phillies take down the Mets on enemy territory. Williams continued to give the Phillies a chance to win, and Byrd showed baseball that he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling was pretty quiet after undergoing cancer surgery back in February. Schilling has undergone his fair share of troubles and then some after retiring from baseball: a bankruptcy, heart attack and subsequent stint placement, and now cancer. For the first time, Schilling opened up to Boston... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#88373248 / gettyimages.com Phillies President David Montgomery is one of the nicest, genuine men in the game of baseball. Today, the Phillies announced that Montgomery would be taking a leave of absence from the team in order to tend to his health. According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, Montgomery will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#454271356 / gettyimages.com The Phillies entered tonight already securing their third series victory in a row. Could the Phillies finish off a sweep against the first place Washington Nationals? While the team had to promote the Taney Dragons to help sell tickets, the team stepped up to give fans some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#454227518 / gettyimages.com When Darin Ruf belted a home run to center field last night, Phillies fans began to say louder what they have asked all along: What does it take for Darin Ruf to play? I wrote before that manager Ryne Sandberg's hands are tied on the issue: he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#453542836 / gettyimages.com The Phillies wrap up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday in South Philadelphia. The two teams are split after last night's extra inning Phillies loss. Both bullpens are pretty tired, so both teams will look to their starters to go deep. The Phillies send... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies signed reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million deal prior to the 2013 season. They have not gotten much for their money, thanks to injury. Adams has only been able to give the Phillies 42 innings over 47 appearances. With a contract expiring, Adams will give it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies were one of the first teams to step up and offer Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo a private workout. As Castillo is reportedly closer to signing, two favorites appear to be emerging to sign Castillo. Neither of those two favorites are the Phillies. We first heard that the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The link between Andrew Wiggins and the Philadelphia 76ers seems to never end. When Wiggins becomes eligible to be traded on Saturday, he is expected to be moved from the team that drafted him number one overall, the Cleveland Cavilers. There are several dominoes to fall, with the biggest uniting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Sixerdelphia
#487261603 / gettyimages.com What do you do when your General Manager leads the team to three consecutive lifeless, putrid seasons? Give him job security - what else? That appears to be what is happening right now in the Phillies front office. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Ruben Amaro Jr.'s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia