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Gregory L. Vince
Somewhere near Philadelphia
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart
Interests: Sports, music, classic cinema, books, newspapers, and most recently Words With Friends.
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Following last night's humiliating loss against the Orlando Magic, the Sixers pick themselves back up and face the Boston Celtics who are also coming off a back to back, which judging by last night's results, don't really factor much at all into how the game should go. To make matters... Continue reading
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When Sixers fans look back at the highlights of the season, this game is probably one to skip overall. The team struggled as a whole even with Embiid and Okafor putting up double-doubles and they fell to Orlando 105-88. It wasn't a particularly great start for the Sixers. Their shooting... Continue reading
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Assuming the floor is good and ready tonight and that Five Finger Death Punch didn't ruin the Wells Fargo Center last night, the Sixers should be good to go tonight as the Orlando Magic come to town. While it was disappointing the fans were deprived of Cousins vs. Embiid, it's... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images The Sixers D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, have announced a partnership agreement with The Comcast Network (TCN) for the 2016-17 season which will broadcast 14 of the Sevens' home games. Last season, TCN aired eight of the Sevens' games, so this is a nice expansion. In... Continue reading
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After quite the lopsided loss against the Utah Jazz on Monday, the Sixers (0-6) travel to Indiana tonight for the first game in the home and home series against the Pacers (3-4). Philadelphia suffered one of the more ugly losses yet in this young season and while Joel Embiid did... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Per Marc J Spears of ESPN, the Sixers and singer Sevyn Streeter have released a pair of statements in regards to Streeter returning in December to sing the national anthem. Streeter made headlines last week during the opener when she tweeted a video saying she was... Continue reading
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The Sixers fly down to Charlotte tonight and are without the services of Joel Embiid. Jahlil Okafor, who sat out last night, will play this evening. The Hornets are coming off a loss to Boston on Saturday but sit at 2-1 so far for the season. Kemba Walker is coming... Continue reading
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The Sixers started off as strong as you could with an 8-0 push with five points from Joel Embiid and a three pointer from Dario Saric, forcing Atlanta into their first time out. Kyle Korver would help erase that deficit fairly quickly as part of a 9-0 run for the... Continue reading
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The Sixers find themselves in a matinee this afternoon at Wells Fargo Center, taking on the Atlanta Hawks for the second game of the season. It's hard to find a narrative that doesn't revolve around Joel Embiid right now and he finds himself matched up today with Dwight Howard in... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images In their final tuneup before opening the regular season on Ocotber 26, the Sixers used a strong second half to outlast the Miami Heat, 113-110. Both Joel Embiid and Dario Saric had impressive nights and Jahlil Okafor looked sharp in his short time on the floor.... Continue reading
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The Sixers head down to Miami tonight to wrap up the preseason and hopefully put what has been a miserable preseason behind them. Lots have not fallen right for the Sixers so far considering the mountain of injuries that have piled up. Were it not for Joel Embiid's wading into... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Dave Sholler, UFC Vice President of Public Relations, Athlete Marketing and Development, announced on Twitter that he trading in breaking up fights at press conferences for a job with his hometown team. As Dana just announced on @FS1, I'm heading home. I've accepted a job w/... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images By Greg Vince, Sports Talk Philly staff writer Starting Pitching Matchup: Chicago White Sox (72-79) Philadelphia Phillies (68-83) LHP Chris Sale RHP Jerad Eickhoff (16-8, 3.03 ERA) (10-14, 3.74 ERA) Despite the close call at the end, the Phillies did a nice job knocking around James... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Colorado Rockies (56-59) Philadelphia Phillies (53-63) RHP Jon Gray RHP Jake Thompson (8-5, 4.26 ERA) (0-1, 12.46 ERA) The Phillies open alumni weekend by welcoming Hall of Fame bound slugger Jim Thome to the Wall of Fame. Other old friends such as Placido... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images By Greg Vince, Sports Talk Philly staff writer Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (52-63) Los Angeles Dodgers (64-49) RHP Jeremy Hellickson LHP Scott Kazmir (9-7, 3.72 ERA) (9-5, 4.51 ERA) The Phillies look to escape Chavez Ravine with a win after being handed two pretty decisive... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: San Francisco Giants (61-46) Philadelphia Phillies (50-59) LHP Matt Moore RHP Vince Velasquez (7-7, 4.08 ERA) (8-3, 3.32 ERA) Vince Velasquez gets the ball for this afternoon's chance at a sweep against the Giants. Velasquez is coming off a start at Turner Field... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Following last night's late extra inning thriller, Todd Zolecki reported that Jeanmar Gomez was activated after a day on the Paternity Leave list. To make room for the closer and new father, the Phillies optioned last night's starter Phil Klein to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It was... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: San Francisco Giants (61-45) Philadelphia Phillies (49-59) RHP Johnny Cueto RHP Phil Klein (13-3, 2.63 ERA) (0-1, 5.19 ERA) I know what you're thinking. Who the hell is Phil Klein? Let's figure it out together shall we? Back in June, Klein was claimed... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (47-57) Atlanta Braves (35-67) RHP Vince Velasquez RHP Tyrell Jenkins (8-2, 3.34 ERA) (0-2, 6.17 ERA) It's a bit of a late start tonight as the Braves are holing their alumni weekend ceremonies tonight. Tyrell Jenkins, who the Braves acquired when... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (46-57) Atlanta Braves (35-66) RHP Aaron Nola RHP Matt Wisler (5-9, 4.75 ERA) (4-10, 4.92 ERA) Aaron Nola gets a shot at redemption tonight in Turner Field against the basement dwelling Braves. Nola had a really nice outing out of the... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (46-56) Miami Marlins (54-46) RHP Zach Eflin LHP Adam Conley (3-3, 3.40 ERA) (6-5, 3.58 ERA)) Following last night's collapse the Phillies send Zach Eflin to the mound today and lately he's emerged as one of the best options for the... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (45-53) Pitsburgh Pirates (49-47) RHP Aaron Nola RHP Tyler Glasnow (5-8, 4.41 ERA) (0-1, 6.75 ERA) Last night Zach Eflin helped end a lengthy amount of time since the Phillies last took a game at PNC Park (July 4, 2013) with... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (44-53) Pitsburgh Pirates (49-46) RHP Zach Eflin RHP Gerrit Cole (2-3, 4.14 ERA) (5-5, 3.11 ERA) The Pirates haven't had the worst season but are being left in the dust at third place of the NL Central right now, well behind... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images By Greg Vince, Sports Talk Philly staff writer Starting Pitching Matchup: Miami Marlins (51-42) Philadelphia Phillies (43-52) LHP Wei-Yin Chen RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-3, 4.90 ERA) (6-7, 4.03 ERA) The Phillies have played two very good game vs. Miami this series but unfortunately do not have... Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images Starting Pitching Matchup: New York Mets (48-42) Philadelphia Phillies (43-49) RHP Jacob deGrom RHP Zach Eflin (5-4, 2.61 ERA) (2-2, 4.08) The Phillies look to win their first series coming out of the All Star break this afternoon against the Mets after taking last night's game.... Continue reading