Fun Stuff

Dr. Dog Dedicates New Song to the Phanatic

Posted by Ryan Gerstel, Thu, June 18, 2015 03:18 PM Comments: 0

The Phillies may be the laughing stock of MLB this season, but if there’s one reason to still make the trip to the ballpark, it’s to see the Phillie Phanatic.

Philly band Dr. Dog has conveyed their admiration for the beloved mascot through a song called, “The Phanatic Song.” It will be included on the Phanatic’s charity DVD entitled The Phillie Phanatic’s One-Man Band, and will be handed out for free on September 13 when the Phillies take on the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Unfortunately, it’ll only be available for kids 14 and under.

All proceeds will go towards Phanatic About Reading, a charity which promotes literacy in kids from kindergarten to high school. The song, which was recorded last November, premiered yesterday on WXPN’s blog and during Dan Reed’s Top 5 at 5 segment.

This isn’t the first time the two groups have joined forces to make music. During a show at the Electric Factory in February 2014, the Phanatic joined Dr. Dog on stage for an encore performance to their show.

The track features a catchy tune and lyrics such as “It’s the Phanatic/ and it’s magic.” I’m not one for corny puns, but I dare say the song is a….home run.


Send us your Father’s Day Photos

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, June 11, 2015 03:44 PM Comments: 0

Me and Dad after the 2008 World Series

Me and Dad after the 2008 World Series

On an upcoming episode of Phillies Nation TV, we’d like to pay special tribute to dads in honor of Father’s Day. We’re going to include a collage of photos on the show, so if you have any you’d like to share, upload them below.

The photos can be of you and your dad (or granddad) at a game, you guys playing catch, or anything showing off your lovable Phillies fan dad!


Phillies Nation Group Outing at Yankee Stadium on June 23

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, June 08, 2015 04:27 PM Comments: 7

Yankee StadiumWe here at Phillies Nation have teamed up with Host Committee to offer a group experience to remember at Yankee Stadium for the Phillies vs. Yankees game on Tuesday, June 23. The seats are all together, are located in Section 408 and cost just $20.

Click here to purchase your $20 tickets in the Phillies Nation group.

For those folks not already in the NYC-area, there is also a way that local fans can make the trip to Yankee Stadium for this game. Rally Bus provides safe and easy transportation for sports fans, and they are running a bus for this game. You can bring food and drinks on the bus, not have to worry about parking, designated drivers or any other transportation hassles. It is a $50 roundtrip bus spot that leaves from 30th Street Station.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Phillies Nation readers and invade Yankee Stadium with Phillies fans! We can even grow this into a regular group event at nearby ballparks for away games, or at home if there’s interest.

Don’t miss out - sign up for the Phillies Nation group outing at Yankee Stadium today!


Phillies Nation TV: Draft Preview, Gourmet Tailgating at Palladino’s on Passyunk

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, June 05, 2015 08:54 AM Comments: 0

Phillies Nation is back after the Memorial Day holiday with a fun new episode. In addition to another eye-opening hitting lesson with Kevin Wilson, this week features a cooking demonstration with Chef Luke Palladino from Palladino’s on Passyunk Ave. Watch him and Natalie prepare gourmet tailgate dishes including oyster shucking.

Of course, the guys also breakdown the current state of the Phillies with a focus on the up-and-coming prospects in Reading and how the front office should prepare for the MLB draft on June 8.


Phillies players & prospects weigh in on Pacquiao vs Mayweather

Posted by Jay Floyd, Sat, May 02, 2015 07:30 AM Comments: 4

fight posterAbout a month ago, Phillies Nation featured a post with prospects Brian Pointer and Mark Leiter Jr. predicting the outcome of the entire WrestleMania 31 card.  Now, as the biggest boxing match in history approaches, those two and others took time to offer their thoughts on Saturday night’s huge title match between undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao with the unified welterweight championship on the line.

Read ahead for comments from Pointer and Leiter as well as Phils relievers Justin De Fratus and Mario Hollands, Phillies backstop Cameron Rupp, pitching prospect Matt Imhof, Lehigh Valley righty hurler Tyler Knigge, top prospect J.P. Crawford, Clearwater third baseman Mitch Walding, Reading’s speedy center fielder Roman Quinn along with former Phillies All-Star and current minor league coach Mickey Morandini.

Pointer- Money Mayweather will win in a unanimous decision.

Leiter- I’ll take Pac-man.  Turn it into a three-fight series!

De Fratus- No prediction.  I don’t know a thing about boxing.  But I’ll be rooting for Pacquiao. Continue reading Phillies players & prospects weigh in on Pacquiao vs Mayweather


Send us your Mother’s Day photos

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, April 28, 2015 12:17 PM Comments: 0

Phillies momOn an upcoming episode of Phillies Nation TV, we’d like to pay special tribute to moms in honor of Mother’s Day. We’re going to include a collage of photos on the show, so if you have any you’d like to share, upload them below. The photos can be of you and your mom at a game, her rocking her favorite Phillies gear, or anything showing a Phillies fan mom being awesome!

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Interview with IronPigs GM Kurt Landes & Bacon “Smell Off”

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, April 18, 2015 12:43 PM Comments: 2

Our Ian Riccaboni has been all over the country as of late, spending time up and down the East Coast, in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, while his pro wrestling escapades have taken him to Las Vegas and San Antonio, all in the last 60 days!

Ian, a proud Allentownian, knows there is no place like home, and returns home to the Lehigh Valley to catch up with IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes to catch up on the latest merchandise. Noel Clark joins Ian at Coca Cola Park to have a Bacon Smell Off with the action called by the voice of the IronPigs, Matt Provence. Footage courtesy of LehighValleyTV.com, whose first special is currently airing on RCN 4.



Phan Cave’s Inaugural Opening Day Tailgate Raises $2,000 for Shane’s Future Days Charity

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, April 17, 2015 12:10 PM Comments: 0

On April 6, Phan Cave hosted its Inaugural Opening Day Tailgate party to celebrate the Phillies home opener against the Boston Red Sox. More importantly, this event was an opportunity to #tailgate4good and raise funds for a great cause. The profits from ticket sales and proceeds from the silent auctions have been totaled up to an astounding $2,000 donated to the 501(c)(3) charity, Shane’s Future Days.

Shane’s parents and founders of the charity Paul and Michele were in attendance to honor their late son. They brought wristbands to give out to tailgate attendees as a way to support the awareness of Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), the rare cancer Shane Metzgar very recently lost his battle to. On the Help Shane Fight Cancer Facebook page, the Metzgars thanked those who came out to support Shane’s Future Days.

“Today our baby boy brought the sun and everyone together for the beginning of Shane’s Future Days. A huge thank you to the Phan Cave for putting together such a fantastic event! Thank you to Phillies NationPhilly PR GirlPortraits by Kate Wright,Conshy Bakery and many more. ‪#tailgate4good” –The Metzgars

Former Phillies player Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams joined the tailgate, taking pictures and signing autographs with fans young and old. Phan Cave was graced with the presence of Miss Philadelphia, Julia Rae Schlucter, who proudly supports Shane’s Future Days. Imagine Lifestyles showed off luxury vehicles at the tailgate while the Hamels Foundation showed up with a lottery wheel and prize packs for all attendees. Giveaways included autographed sports memorabilia, a Bobby Shantz autograph signing, massages, gift cards, and other prizes from local businesses. One lucky winner received a comfortable Eagles Miller Lite recliner donated by Bobkat Liquors.

Fun was had by all who came out to #tailgate4good and Phan Cave would like to thank the generous vendors at Phillies Nation, KIND, Straub Beer, Sweet Pea Ice Cream, Center City Pretzel, BQ BAsement Systems and Conshohocken Italian Bakery for their support and donations.

Be sure to follow Phan Cave on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and Phillies Nation on Facebook and Twitter to see highlights from the Opening Day Tailgate!





Phillies Nation 2015 Staff Predictions

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, April 06, 2015 11:49 PM Comments: 25

With one game in the books, the Phillies Nation crew has a head start in predicting the 2015 season. Let’s see how the PN staff feels about the season ahead.

Pat Gallen, Editor in Chief

Phillies record: 65-97
NL Pennant: Dodgers
AL Pennant: Angels
WS Winner: Angels
Phillies story line to watch: Howard, Hamels, Papelbon all gone by midseason
MLB story line to watch: Blue Jays lose in 7 to LAA, Padres fall just short in NL, Mike Trout wins another MVP.

Corey Seidman

Phillies record: 59-103
NL Pennant: Dodgers
AL Pennant: Red Sox
WS Winner: Dodgers
Phillies story line: Can Domonic Brown prove he deserves to be an everyday player and a piece of the Phillies’ future?
MLB story line: How competitive will the Cubs and Astros be after years of futility?

Ian Riccaboni

Phillies record: 62-100
Predicted NL Winner: Miami
Predicted AL Winner: Seattle
Predicted World Series Winner: Seattle
Phillies Story line You are Watching the Closest: Can Cody Asche take the next step and become an above-average MLB player?
MLB Story line You are Watching the Closest: Can the young Royals’ players be consistent enough to make the playoffs in back-to-back years? Continue reading Phillies Nation 2015 Staff Predictions

Phillies Opening Day schedule of events

Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, April 06, 2015 06:45 AM Comments: 4

Opening day is here.  With another baseball season ready to get under way in Philadelphia, check out the schedule for the Phillies’ opener with Boston in town at Citizens Bank Park on Monday.

8:00 a.m. Majestic Clubhouse Store opens.

12:00 p.m. Citizens Bank Way Opening Day Party and concert. Features entertainment, food and drinks. Free to all fans. Plus, live performance by Go Go Gadjet.

12:13 p.m. Phillies batting practice.

12:35 p.m. All gates open.  All fans will receive a 2015 Phillies Schedule & Car Magnet, compliments of Nemours.

1:13 p.m. Red Sox batting practice.

2:13 p.m. Line up on 10th Street! Fans who have not yet entered the ballpark gates are invited to line up on 10th Street and cheer on the 2015 Phillies as they make their “Leadoff Walk” into the ballpark – escorted by the Cardinal O’Hara High School Marching Band.

2:22 p.m. Must-see pre-game ceremony. The 2015 Phillies will make their grand entrance into Citizens Bank Park from a 10th Street Leadoff Walk.

2:34 p.m. “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” will be sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale, as representatives from all of the Armed Forces including the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard unfurl a large American flag. State flags will be carried onto the field by Philadelphia Police and Fire Department personnel.

2:40 p.m. Team introductions- Red Sox

2:44 p.m. Team introductions- Phillies

2:50 p.m. National Anthem: Performed by Barnegat Light, NJ native Matt McAndrew who was runner-up on the NBC program The Voice.

2:53 p.m. The United States Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will parachute onto the field delivering the first balls.

3:00 p.m. The first balls: Thrown by Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, NJ native and cancer survivor Julie Kramer and representing Nemours, Kyle Shanahan.

3:07 p.m. Play Ball!

5th Inning…the Phanatic will head uptown and channel his inner Bruno Mars for a very special performance.

If you’ve heard about the new food options available and other new additions at CBP this season, click here for all the details.

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