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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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Anonymous person who doesn't feel comfortable enough saying this as his or her actual self: All he is doing is analyzing a report that was out there today...commonplace for websites like this. Ryan never once claimed it was idea, and he linked to the article where the idea came from. Considering the idea came from a national writer who has published books, it's not so far-fetched to consider. The site says plainly we are not associated with the Eagles, and Ryan does not claim to be. People can write columns about whatever they like. You can also choose not to like it, but thanks for reading.
View image | gettyimages.com Phillies interim manager has impressed plenty of people since becoming the Phillies interim manager. While the Phillies continue to be near the bottom of Major League Baseball in win totals, it is not wins and losses that have people impressed. It is the atmosphere around the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com No one thought much of the Phillies selecting Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft last winter. Although he hit .294 between 2009 and 2014 in the Rangers' minor league system, it's common knowledge that players selected in the Rule 5 draft... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Tomorrow is the day that rosters expand in Major League Baseball. Today is also the waiver trade deadline in baseball, but the Phillies are probably done making moves unless someone surprises them with an offer for either catcher Carlos Ruiz or first baseman Ryan Howard. The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
Jesse Biddle's rocky Phillies career has taken another U-Turn. The 2010 first-round selection has been placed on the disabled list with a strain in his left shoulder that will likely end his 2015 season. Jesse Biddle has been placed on the DL (shoulder strain) with triple-A Lehigh Valley. — Jake... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso The Phillies have been searching for their next franchise catcher for quite some time. It was nothing short of a complete accident that they fell into a converted second-basemen from Panama who would become of the most beloved players in the team’s history and will forever be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo by Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have re-signed goaltenders Martin Ouellette and Connor Knapp to AHL contracts. Both transactions were announced last night by Flyers assistant GM Barry Hanrahan. Ouellette, 23, appeared in a total of 8 games for the Phantoms last season, compiling a 3-2 record along with a 2.90 GAA and an .890 save percentage. He spent the majority of the season with Lehigh Valley's ECHL affiiate, the Reading Royals. With Reading, he was 17-10-2 with a 2.91 GAA and a .907 save percentage. He is expected to be third on the Phantoms depth chart behind... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
If you are like me, you like to plan your life around Phillies road trips. So, I am always looking for the next season's schedule as soon as possible. The schedule has leaked and here it is: #Phillies 2016 schedule pic.twitter.com/HMbcBGI2jV — Philly Sports News (@PhillyAlertNews) August 27, 2015 Here... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
On Thursday, news broke that authorities were finally charging former Flyers captain Mike Richards with being in possession of a controlled substance while crossing the United States-Canadian border back in June. While this was the expected outcome, it's yet another turn of events in what has become an unfortunate fall from grace for the once rising star. Despite his challenging dealings with the Manitoba RCMP, the Los Angeles Kings management and even the Philadelphia media, we should choose to remember Richards in Philadelphia in a positive light. After all, he did score 349 points in 453 games as a member... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
It's here! The #LVPhantoms 2015-2016 schedule has been released! http://t.co/VPuxAJl9oV #RiseUp #IsItOctoberYet pic.twitter.com/x2AKs5bsAx — LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) August 27, 2015 The American Hockey League released the schedule for all its' member clubs, including the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, on Thursday afternoon. This season is a chance to see the future of the Flyers, including highly-touted defensive prospects like Travis Sanheim and Samuel Morin. There's also the holdovers from last season's squad, likely to include names like Robert Hagg, Anthony Stolarz and Nick Cousins. Lastly, there's a new sheriff in town, as Scott Gordon takes over for the departed Terry Murray. Don't miss... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Although second baseman Chase Utley was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, it's clear that the love affair between Utley and the Phillies fans will live on for a long time. On Wednesday afternoon, he appeared on WIP's Mike and Ike show to talk about his admiration for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Phillies fans are well familiar with New York Mets fans. There was the time when Mets fans did not clinch the 1986 playoffs in Philadelphia, thanks to a sweep by the Phillies. The Mets fans then spent the postgame ripping out seats in Veterans Stadium. Then there was the countless... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com There's no doubt the Cole Hamels deal was a team effort. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, departing president Pat Gillick, and the incoming president Andy MacPhail had a hand in the six-player package that came to town in return for the long-time ace. It will no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Hello and welcome to another edition of Between the Pipes where we highlight some of top stories in the world of hockey. Speaking of hockey, the Flyers open training camp on September 17, a mere 23 days from now. Without further ado, let's look at some headlines. Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff to one-year deal [NHL.com] Hopkins Take: Ehrhoff is coming off of a disappointing year with the Pittsburgh Penguins in which he scored 14 points in only 49 games played due to various injuries. The Penguins signed him to help stabilize their blue line, but instead he became... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
After heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers, former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took a moment to thank Phillies fans for their support through a full-page ad in the Philadelphia Daily News. This may be the most the usually quiet Utley had to say. Check it out below, courtesy of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Happy Saturday, Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes where we look at some of the top headlines in hockey. Quebec City and Las Vegas move on to third phase of expansion process [Adam Gretz - CBS Sports] Hopkins Take: Both cities have now made it to phase three, which is the financial aspect of the expansion process. Barring something unforeseen, it's likely that both cities will ultimately have their bids accepted, with announcements possibly as early as September. While league play wouldn't begin until at least 2017, the awarding of franchises would be huge accomplishments... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
Yes, the new heat is available for pre-order right now. » http://t.co/olu80G3Qg0 #MadeInPHILA pic.twitter.com/Hd4uM8B94J — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) June 19, 2015 Usually when a list based on the national spectrum of sports is produced, the only way Philadelphia falls near the top is if it is regarding rowdy fans or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Two words define Phillies baseball over the last 13 years: Chase Utley. April 4, 2003. A skinny 24-year old was announced as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the second inning for starting pitcher Joe Roa in a 9-1 blowout loss to the Pirates. As Dan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Left-handed reliever Cesar Jimenez really helped the Phillies on Thursday night. After the latest clunker from starter Jerome Williams, the bullpen was once again responsible for picking up too many innings in a single ballgame once again. Jimenez gave the Phillies two and one-third innings of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Back in the summer of 2012, the Flyers used their second-round pick, 45th overall, to select goaltender Anthony Stolarz. Recognizing a farm system devoid of legitimate goaltending prospects, Stolarz immediately became the long-term project and joined the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. In his first season with Knights, Stolarz posted a 13-3-2 record with a 2.29 goals against average and 0.920 save percentage in 20 games. The Jackson, NJ native was just as impressive - if not more - in the playoffs as he led London to an OHL Championship by posting a 2.53... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5 WP: Liam Hendriks (4-0, 2.36 ERA) LP: Jeanmar Gomez (1-3, 3.25 ERA) SV: Roberto Osuna (14) Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Phillies (46-74) fell for the fourth game in a row, while the Blue Jays won for the 13th time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Your browser does not support iframes. Danny Briere is retiring as a Flyer and the Flyers are holding a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Check it out above. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com On Friday it seemed like the Chase Utley era was about to end in Philadelphia. Yet, come 8:05 p.m., Utley was leading off for the Phillies and playing second base in Milwaukee. What happened to seemingly end all trade talk? A Ruben Amaro Jr. appearance on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Hello again, Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Let's jump right into it. Danny Briere announces his retirement from the National Hockey League [flyers.nhl.com] [Frank Klose - Flyerdelphia] Hopkins Take: After a successful 17-year NHL career in which he played just short of 1,000 games, Danny Briere announced his retirement via the Flyers website. Of Briere's 696 points, 283 of them came during his six-year run in Philadelphia in which the fan-favorite became a legend for his clutch play in the playoffs. He recorded 116 points in 124 postseason games, most of which as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com After 18 seasons in the NHL, a popular former Flyer has decided to call it a career. Danny Briere, a member of the Flyers from 2007 through 2013, has hung up his stakes one last time. Despite playing for the Phoenix Coyotes, the Buffalo Sabres, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Colorado Avalance, Briere's Flyers career is what hockey fans will remember most. Briere announced the move on the Flyers website: “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family,”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Flyerdelphia