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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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View image | gettyimages.com Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard already has a National League MVP award, Rookie of the Year award, five All-Star Game appearances, a World Championship and a Silver Slugger award on his resume. Now he can add one more item: published author. Howard and his wife Krystle... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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As Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek represent the Flyers at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, we’re going to take a look back at some statistics, memorable moments and team firsts pertaining to the Flyers and All-Star participation. Leon Rochefort was the first Flyers All Star representative back in their inaugural season on 1967-68. Ed Van Impe and Bernie Parent followed them in the 1968-69 season. Simon Nolet was the first Flyer to record a goal in an All-Star game, doing so in the 71-72 event in Minnesota. He would be joined in 1976-77 when Rick MacLeish scored in Vancouver.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Yesterday we learned of "serious talks" between the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers over closer Jonathan Papelbon. For a while it sounded like the two teams just needed to work out Papelbon's option year money and a deal could be done. There is some doubt Saturday, however, that a deal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies released the ballot for candidates for the 2014 Phillies Wall of Fame. The list includes some Phillies of every generation; many of us were not alive when some of the names on the ballot played. Two names really resonate with Phillies fans: 2008 World... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen News broke late last night that the Phillies were in "serious discussions" with the Milwaukee Brewers about a deal that would send Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee. Today, some details are emerging that can complicate the possible trade. The primary problem: Papelbon's partial no-trade clause, and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Washington Nationals are already the strongest team in the National League East on paper. The Nationals have in their starting rotation Jordan Zimmermann, Steven Strasburg, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark. One would think that the rotation was just fine as it is. But a report suggests that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Charlie Manuel at this weekend's Philadelphia Sports Writers Dinner. Photo courtesy Fr. Ed Casey Earlier this offseason, we learned that the Baltimore Orioles were interested in former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to serve as their hitting coach. Manuel declined the offer, as did former Phillies Raul Ibañez and Jim Thome,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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About a month ago, tonight’s match up at the Palace of Auburn Hills looked rather unappealing. It appeared to be a snoozefest of two teams whose season could not end quickly enough. The match up between the two teams on Dec. 6 seemed to confirm all these notions, as they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso The Texas Rangers emerged as a suitor for Cole Hamels just the other day for the first time in a published report. A report out of Dallas this morning suggests that these talks are ongoing. However, money is an issue. Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies have done quite well in their rebuild so far this offseason. The trades of shortstop Jimmy Rollins and outfielder Marlon Byrd have netted the Phillies three young pitching prospects. Meanwhile, the Phillies National League East foe in Atlanta continues its own rebuild as well.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Wedding announcement via Nebraska.com Congratulations are in order for Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, who married his new wife Angela Albers this past weekend. Asche's wedding announcement says that the two were set to be married on January 10th. The couple presumably met at the University of Nebraska, where the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Two unsigned Phillies under Phillies control both took a step towards contracts for 2015 today when they filed for arbitration. Outfielder Ben Revere, who is eligible for his second year of arbitration, and Domonic Brown, eligible for the first time, both filed today. Austin Laymance of MLB.com... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Todd Bowles has certainly put his time in, serving in many positions in the National Football League. Bowles' resume includes: Player personnel staff for the Green Bay Packers, defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College, defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State, defensive... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Back in November the Phillies announced that former World Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer would be leaving the team's broadcast booth after one year. At the time, the Phillies said that the rest of the broadcast team, including Tom McCarthy, Gregg Murphy, Matt Stairs, and Mike Schmidt would return for 2015.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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The Good: What an overall excellent week. Three wins in one week is a first in a long time for Your Team, Your Town, Your 76ers. Each victory deserves to get its own little mention: Monday against the Cavilers got the monkey off the Sixers’ back in their home struggles.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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Photo: Wikipedia Commons The Phillies continued to stock up on low-risk, high reward players today, as they added relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, according to many reports including this one from CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury. Gomez has pitched in the Major Leagues since 2010, when he made his debut with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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On the mound, Roy Halladay was scary. He managed to instill fear in the batters he faced, the fans in the stands, and I don't know how Carlos Ruiz was not too scared to catch him. In his retirement, though, we have come to know Halladay as a big teddy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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We are breaking down the Eagles quarterback situation into a three part series. In Part I, I addressed the growing sentiment among Eagles Nation that obtaining Marcus Mariota is both realistic and wise. Check it out here. If you want to get through that article like I did my high... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Most thought that the starting pitcher market would begin to get moving soon as Jon Lester signed. It has been a full calendar month and a day since Lester and the Cubs came to an agreement. Yet, Cole Hamels is still a member of the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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David West caught the inbound pass down by one, tried to inch closer to the basket and ran into Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. As the clock was set to expire, West threw up about a 13-foot jumper and as it missed the cylinder, the Wells Fargo Center erupted in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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Former Phillies and Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay still lives in the Dunedin area. It is Dunedin, just up the road from Clearwater, Florida, where the Toronto Blue Jays train. So, it would be perfect for the Phillies to honor Halladay when the two meet, right? That does not appear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The quarterback position is going to hang around the Eagles offseason like an anvil. Most people believe that the Eagles lack a true franchise caliber quarterback. These same individuals are concerned that the Eagles are in the proverbial no man’s land – too good to land... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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John McDonald was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies for a short time. On June 23, 2013, the Phillies acquired McDonald from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. By August 31, before a September feature in the Phillies program was in circulation, McDonald was traded to the Boston... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Amid rampant speculation that Chip Kelly wanted to leave the Eagles, Jeffrey Lurie gave him the keys to the franchise. Kelly will not only be the head coach and chief play caller, but he will also be the head of player personnel, charged with overseeing scouting,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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My birthday is September 12. That means, on Monday, it will be four months since my birthday. Yet, the Phillies, who should be well-aware of my birthdate with five seasons of full-season ticket subscriptions, sent me a birthday email today, January 7. I thought I would take advantage of such... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Philliedelphia