Vote for the next Phillies Nation TV female host

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, March 04, 2013 09:00 AM | Comments: 110
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Phillies fans, we need your help in selecting the next Phillies Nation TV female host. Check out the videos below and vote on who you think it should be! Voting ends at 5pm on Thursday.

Who should be the next host?

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  • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

    The dialogue in this thread is a trip and a half.

    It teaches me that the electoral college process is a rock solid voting process compared to other possibilities.

    It teaches me that the voting age has been lowered, and I didn’t hear the news.

    Every historic incident has a Siamese twin. The Phils signed Eric Bruntlett, and they later signed my mainest man, the ever popular Mini Mart. In all liklihood, with more protests, the 4 finalists become the Program Directors Choice, and co-host the program together, as Senor Gallen opts out, and becomes the new editor of Albequerque Dukes Nation, and Corey retires, havng watched enough baseball to last a lifetime anyway. That oughta fill some of the commentators yearnings, and it rerpeats the story of how The Lennon Sisters, The Marvelettes, and The Jones Girls all started their precious careers.

    I look forward to the next 400 posts in this thread. With any luck, the emotion barometer moves higher.Hope I can taske it. Probably. I’ve survived arc’s posts. Guess I should add so far as an important disclaimer.

  • Posts: 0 MaryAnne


  • Posts: 0 Maryann

    Kara knows her stuff. Good luck, Kara!

  • Posts: 0 Melisa

    Go Kara!!!!! In a world of sports, it’s nice to see enthusiasm that’s refreshing and knowledge of what’s being discussed to back it up. It’s always great to listen to people that actually know what they are talking about and show interest in the process! Kara would be the BEST female TV host and I support her 100%!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Amy

    After reviewing all 4 candidates…there is 1 that stands out from the group because of her genuine display of personality, passion for the game, and a true charismatic fan….without a doubt—KARA is the next Phillies Nation Host!

  • Posts: 0 bill

    I like bumble bees!!! Mmmm…. Bzzzzzzzzz

  • Posts: 0 Jayson Stone

    I think this is funny. All of the people complaining and saying that others are “cheating”. What proof do you have? Did you even watch all 4 videos? I did. I do not know any of these girls as I live in CA (moved out of Bensalem in 2001. I did vote for Kara. She talked about the Phils and what she likes about them and what she thinks they will do this season. The other three talked mostly about themselves, I don’t care what your interested in besides the Phillies. I don’t care if you were an intern somewhere. I care about your sports and specifically your Phillies and baseball knowledge, that is what this job entails. I am sure all 4 are very nice, lovely people and all will likely have success in their futures, however the only one that seems qualified for this (based on a 45 second video clip) is Kara.

  • Posts: 0 MaryAnne

    I don’t know if the Phillies Nation manager are reading these posts but I have a suggestion. Maybe nerves kicked in, it might be the first time in front of a camera for some of them – as someone who spends time on camera and in front of an audience, I know how easy that is to get over so don’t hold that against them. I noticed some spots are 20 seconds and one is 45 but I’m not sure why. I would like to see these videos taken down and the videos they entered originally put up. Is that possible? I think we would see a more true picture of why they want the position.

  • Posts: 0 MaryAnne

    My other oist was a little long lol but here is my point – I would like to see these videos taken down and the videos they entered originally put up. Is that possible? I think we would see a more true picture of why they want the position.

  • Posts: 0 gina

    Ok that comment is amusing. Take these down bc they r nervous? Several have comm degrees n exp “on air” n the best video comes from a MS Math teacher. Just another reason Kara is clearly the best choice!

    • Posts: 0 MaryAnne

      Just saying I would like to see their audition video.

  • Posts: 0 Magic Meatball

    Kara! Kara! Kara!

  • Posts: 0 Magic Meatball

    I <3 Kara!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Leslie

    Regardless of whether or not the website is functioning properly, Kara isn’t responsible for that. How can you call her a cheater?! She rocked it and is the only one who knows the sport and didnt sttttttuuudder!

    • Posts: 0 Dawn M Clinton

      I’m one of Kara’s biggest supporters, and I can guarantee she would not resort to 3d grade “bully” type embarrassment of her ‘fellow ambitious young women’ competitors. Really, stttttuuudder? Didn’t your phone even try to correct you? Not nice, and not helpful to somebody who was already probably just nervous. Everybody gave it their all, and had a lot at stake. One of the things they shouldn’t have had to worry about, is comments like a lot I’ve seen in this thread.

  • Posts: 0 Roland Schwinn

    Did I miss the swimsuit portion of the competition?

  • Posts: 0 MaryAnne

    Nobody said she is responsible and it would be stutter. I would still like to see the audition videos. What is wrong with that?

  • Posts: 0 Magic Meatball

    Dude… MaryAnne.. Get a life.

  • Posts: 0 Affirmitive Action

    I’m voting for Ryann!

    • Posts: 0 MaryAnne

      Thanks Affirmitive, please pass the link along to your friends and contacts :)

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Writing in

    Andrew from Waldorf

  • Posts: 0 Michelle (@michellew_)

    I voted for Kara. I don’t know any of the ladies and just based my opinion on their video submissions, the way it should be.
    I think the real question here is, HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?
    *I* should be the next female Phillies Nation host. That job is MINE next year!

  • Posts: 0 michele

    I have friends who just tried voting for Ryann and it won’t let them. One is in Texas and one is in Russia (yes Russia – wish I got to travel on business lol) and it won’t let them vote. Is anyone else having problems?

    • Posts: 0 michele

      Took Russia not TX so far lol.

  • Posts: 0 Karie

    I understand that reaching out to social media sites is a great way to advertise this voting competition but it seems that the three girls are in more of a normal range of votes whereas the other is way out of the norm. There has to be some sort of voting proxy or whatever it is going on. Not to mention why is her clip longer than the other girls? Sometimes people think they are entitled to certain things and this isn’t a popularity contest like some small town minds think, but it should be based of their backgrounds and their course of study. Entitlement and that feeling of something being owed to them doesn’t work outside of Pottsville. People need to chill out and give all the girls credit for going in front of the camera which is not an easy thing! It shouldn’t be based on fan votes alone because that’s when the popularity contest starts and the wrong person wins. Good luck to all the girls and hopefully the right girl wins!

    • Posts: 0 Jigga

      What’s a “normal” range of votes? And implying that using social media is somehow cheating is ridiculous. The other girls are younger than her and no doubt using social media to get the word out – don’t put Kara down because she’s just more successful. As for the entitlement comment – that’s a stretch. Sounds to me like the people trying to claim cheating and now put down Kara’s supporters have come down with a case of sore loserism.

    • Posts: 0 Greg

      Who said she lives in Pottsville, she is just FROM there. Apparently having a lot of friends does work elsewhere as she has been “outside of a small town” for awhile.

      I personally e-mailed all my friends and asked them to vote. They WATCHED all 4 videos first and then voted for the best, Kara.

      It is amusing that all the “younger” candidates don’t know how to take advantage of social media.

  • Posts: 0 Magic Meatball

    So Kara feels “entitled” as you say (because shes from Pottsville….???!) yet you think it should depend on course of study… Making the girls who have journalism degrees entitled.
    True brilliance.

  • Posts: 0 Jenna

    Kara’s video is refreshing and clearly shows her enthusiasm for the Phillies. It’s great to see an intelligent woman behind the camera. Go Kara! Pottsville is proud of you! That’s why we have rallied to support you!

  • Posts: 1 mrfizzydizzy

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    Haters gon hate, winners gon win, and tomorrow, the sun will rise in the east.
    Get ‘em Kara.

  • Posts: 2 Susan F

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    I think it’s a little disappointing and a lot insulting that apparently no woman over the age of 25 was even considered. Your ratings would definitely have been over the top with me (as my ~5,000 FB and personal friends passionately attest); I have a name well-known to and supported by Phillies fans, and a public-relations/communications background, and maybe even a teensy bit cute — but because I am in my 40s, I wasn’t even selected for an interview out of the “nearly 50″ women you say applied. Ageism is still alive and well — and apparently you’re just going for the ogle factor here. Shame on you.

    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      I believe that’s an excellent post, Susan. I had replied to a message you and others were discussing on the presumed preference toward young and pretty and expressed some support for thinking optimistically about the competition. If nothing else, I think this message gives the powers that be some important feedback.

    • Posts: 0 hk


      You can count my vote as a write-in vote for Susan F

    • Posts: 0 Jigga

      Sorry to burst your bubble, Susan, but Kara is over 25.

    • Posts: 0 Bobby G

      Most Phillie fans (and members of the team) laugh at you Susan. You are the topic of jokes and will always be. Wake up and move on. You had your 15 minutes. Go work your 5,000 FB friends by doing the only thing you know how to do.

    • Posts: 0 Dawn M Clinton

      Is that you in the photo?

  • Posts: 0 Big Mike

    It’s actually fairly easy to cast multiple ballots if you have the knowledge or know someone who does. It can be automated too, so that you only need to run it one time and it’s off to the races. Hope there’s no foul play here. I’d expect it at a Mets site however ;)

  • Posts: 0 Philliesmom2

    All I know is if all the people from Pottsville are as mean, condescending, and stuck on themselves as the “fans” on here are, you all can have each other. The rest of the fans voting for other candidates have wished everyone the best, yes, some have wondered about a voting proxy but I’m not sure if I really blame them for that. Being almost 3,000 votes ahead of the next person is odd but hey it is what it is. The other thing is you all talk about the things Kara said, well maybe if the other candidates talked for another 20 seconds who’s to say they wouldn’t have said more. Just funny how Kara had so much more time and so many more votes. If she does win, I hope it’s a fair win but right now I think I will be a sore loser because I am questioning it and just bid adieu to Phillies Nation. Party on Pottsville and Yuengling beer.

  • Posts: 0 Carmen

    From what I can tell, each of the girls appears to do a pretty solid job. Knowing Kara and her family, I am perhaps somewhat bias in her favor. But is that not exactly what we are looking for here, that is, for the person who can garner the most support from family and friends?

    We are all free to vote and to make known our choices, letting the chips fall where they may. But to assert that anything underhanded has taken place here is surely an uneducated and desperate move. Kara is an outstanding young lady, who comes from an outstanding family. To criticize her success is to make judgments based on ignorance and to attempt to cloud the facts with the ludicrous notion of conspiracy. Whatever the official outcome, Kara has acquired these votes because of those, including her proud hometown, who wholeheartedly support her.

    Enough with the speculation and the supposed plots to “fix” the results. Good luck to all of the girls . . . and GO KARA!

  • Posts: 0 Sam

    Out of these 4 women, the only one who even remotely sounds like a professional is Kara. I must say that the first girl, Alex, has a completely annoying “Philly” accent (who wants to listen to that?). and the last girl, Emily, looked as though someone was behind the camera pointing a gun at her face forcing her into this. Seemed like she barely wanted to be there.

  • Posts: 0 Michele

    I thought voting was over at 5pm but the girls numbers have been increasing since 5. Is it okay to keep voting?

  • Posts: 0 Magic meatball

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the girls were handed the microphone and told to say what they want to say to the people to get votes…. Stop trying to make it seem like this is rigged and Kara got “extra time.” You just sound stupid.

  • Posts: 0 John

    Go Kara and your a amazing teacher

  • Posts: 0 Warren

    I was wondering when you would be announcing the winner of the next Phillies Nation TV Female Host. I didn’t see it on the site.

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