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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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Yesterday afternoon, the Phillies completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-3 win over Miami. Backed by home runs from Ryan Howard (2) and Chase Utley (3) and six strong innings from Kyle Kendrick (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K), the Phils moved... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
A day after a free agent visit with the Minnesota Vikings, former Eagles safetly Kurt Coleman has reached an agreement with the team, according to ESPN: THIS JUST IN: Former Eagles safety Kurt Coleman has agreed to terms with the Vikings. pic.twitter.com/INmMQStQCO — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 14, 2014... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
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97.5 the Fanatic Producers James Seltzer and Joe Boyle take a look at the Phillies past week and preview the week ahead. James and Joe also go around the MLB and talk with Philliedelphia.com Founder and Editor in Chief Frank Klose. Click to listen, or right click and "save as"... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Wikipedia Commons The Phillies acquired starter Joe Blanton at the trade deadline in 2008. While many fans at the time wanted the Phillies to acquire Rich Harden instead, Blanton proved to be just what the Phillies needed to help put them over the hump and win a World Championship. According... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Last night Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus' fastball connected with Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's bat. While that alone may not be too shameful or enough to warrant a demotion to the minor leagues, but the Phillies found themselves with a tired bullpen and with Mike Adams set to be activated... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Opening Day is always a special time. The Phillies brought in former players Steve Carlton and Jamie Moyer to throw out the first pitch at the Phillies' opener. For the Charlotte Knights, Jim Thome would be that special player. It did not go so well. Kami Mattoli of the Sporting... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies snapped their four-game losing streak last night as they defeated the Marlins 6-3 in the series opener. A.J Burnett pitched 4 1/3 innings before being pulled due to "groin soreness". He allowed two earned runs on five hits and walked six batters. The Phillies' offense would prove positive... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies announced yesterday that Jonathan Pettibone would start tonight's game at home against the Miami Marlins. The Phillies had to make room on the roster, and of the Phillies relievers, Mario Hollands, B.J. Rosenberg, Justin De Fratus, and Jake Diekman had minor league options remaining. However, the did so... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies made several moves today. Here they all are: First: Seth Rosin comes back to the Phillies: RHP Seth Rosin has cleared waivers and been returned to Phillies. Rosin was Rule 5 pick. Headed to Triple-A. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) April 11, 2014 Rosin will give the Phillies some... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies received catcher Tommy Joseph, outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and Seth Rosin from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Hunter Pence in 2012. The Phillies have seen Joseph get concussed, Schierholtz be non-tendered, and Rosin taken away from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft. Rosin has been the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
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We are now 7 games into the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies season and predictably, alarms are starting to sound. They are 3-4, the fielding has been notably sloppy, and the bullpen is a disaster. Of the three top starters that have each started two games, each of Cliff Lee, AJ Burnett... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Let's face it. We should have an off day today because yesterday there was little to no rain and there was enough clear skies to play nine innings of baseball. But, the Phillies organization thought otherwise and decided to postpone the 2014 home opener until this afternoon. So let's play... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Some disappointing news for Phillies fans heading down to today's home opener at Citizens Bank Park: the Phillies will be without their fan favorite and producing second baseman, Chase Utley. News broke a short while ago that Utley was ill: Looks like we won't see Chase Utley at #PhilsHomeOpener ..... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Eagles have yet to speak about the release of DeSean Jackson and have no plans to as of yet (Image Courtesy NBC Sunday Night Football) DeSean Jackson will forever live in Eagles history for his unique and exciting playmaking ability. Whether Jackson was catching a deep bomb or creating... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Since the Phillies postponed today's home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, they lost the off day for scheduled starter Kyle Kendrick that would have allowed him to pitch on Saturday against the Miami Marlins. So, the Phillies must come up with a starter one day sooner. The Phillies have some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Some Phillies news, with tomorrow's forecast calling for rain: ATTENTION: Tomorrow's Home Opener b/t Phillies & Brewers has been POSTPONED and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8 at 4:05 p.m. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) April 6, 2014 So, if you're like me, you bought a couple tickets for $100 or so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Despite trailing by 21 points late in the game, Philadelphia had a chance to tie the game with a pair of free throws with 65 seconds remaining. Going to the line was the hero from last night, rookie Michael Carter-Williams. But, on par with the season, he missed the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Sixerdelphia
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Yesterday was a game that makes fans of Philadelphia excited about the future. No, not because what we all thought—or were at least teased with by the “4-4-14” tweet from Nerlens Noel. The rookie did not play, but their other promising sure did. He also made up for the disappointment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Sixerdelphia
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DeSean Jackson sat down with Stephen A. Smith of ESPN in his first comments since being released from the Philadelphia Eagles amid alleged ties to gang members and strong criticism about being a poor teammate. Jackson address the gang ties head-on. He said that he might hang out with some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Eagles linebacker Jake Knott has been hit with a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. Knott will be without pay during his suspension. Knott may, however, attend training camp and practice with the team. Per the Eagles release: We're very disappointed to learn of his suspension. We have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Some sports media have suggested in recent days that the Eagles purposely leaked negative information about DeSean Jackson to lessen the blow of his release. On NJ.com, Eliot Shorr-Parks and A.J. Perez released the story entitled, "DeSean Jackson's gang connections troubling to Eagles". Within an hour of that report, Jackson... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Congratulations to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Rollins sent on an Instagram picture (above) earlier today to announce that he flew home to meet his newborn daughter. "Another princess," Rollins commented. Jimmy and Johari Rollins have one other daughter, Camryn Drew, born in May, 2012. Being that Rollins left to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Late last night, former Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson signed a three year contract with the Washington Redskins for $24 million, $16 million of which is guaranteed. Jackson, who was due to make $10.5 million this upcoming season for the Eagles, was released on Friday by the team after reports... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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After much speculation, it appears that DeSean Jackson has formally agreed to a new home. That home appears to be the Washington Redskins. After last night Tim McManus indicated that it was a "done deal", tonight the deal appears to be fully-agreed-to done. According to NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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(Photo: Andrew Shipotofsky/Philliedelphia.com) The Phillies (1-0) opened up the season yesterday with an explosive offensive performance in their 14-10 win over the Texas Rangers. With a grand slam from Jimmy Rollins and Cody Asche going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, 4 runs scored, and a HR, the Phillies defeated their opponent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia