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Pat Burrell Going Down a Slip n’ Slide is as Great as it Sounds

Posted by Ryan Gerstel, Tue, February 03, 2015 12:04 PM Comments: 0

Who wants to see former Phillies outfielder Pat “The Bat” Burrell slide down a slip n’ slide in glorious fashion while holding a beverage in his hand?

Thanks to Chase Utley, you can see this free of charge.

At a Super Bowl party over the weekend, the Phillies’ second baseman posted a short video on his instagram account showing the likely intoxicated Burrell sliding down a slip n’ slide with an umbrella drink in his hand.

The concentration by Burrell to not spill a single drop is admirable. Props to him.

Enjoy!

Super Bowl slip n' slide @patburrell5 #didntevenspillhisproteinshake

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We Predict The Outcome to A Phillies Royal Rumble Match

Posted by R.C. Cowie, Fri, January 23, 2015 02:55 PM Comments: 5

This Sunday Night, World Wrestling Entertainment presents its 28th annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view right here in Philadelphia. The main attraction on the card is the always hotly contested Royal Rumble match.

According to the match description “entry numbers, usually via a lottery… … usually staged right before the event begins. The match begins with the two wrestlers who have drawn entry numbers one and two, with the remaining 28 wrestlers entering the ring at regular timed intervals, either 90 seconds or two minutes, according to their entry number.”

The Royal Rumble match is one of the most highly regarded, star making, and historically significant matches in WWE history. For me personally, this will be my second straight Royal Rumble that I will be live in attendance for. My affinity for the Royal Rumble started as a child when imagining who would emerge victorious after all 29 eliminations. Trying to figure out if friend and foe alike would forge alliances or backstab one another for a chance to win the match. Afterall, the winner of the Royal Rumble match is guaranteed a title shot at Wrestlemania, the Super Bowl of American wrestling.

So, I thought I would combine my two favorite distractive hobbies, wrestling and Phillies baseball, and attempt to find the answer to an outrageous scenario: What if the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies were booked to compete in a Royal Rumble match?.

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What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

Posted by Ryan Gerstel, Wed, January 21, 2015 02:28 PM Comments: 21

The Phillies will go into the 2015 season without Jimmy Rollins for the first time in 14 years, so how will this affect the starting lineup on opening day against the Red Sox? Here’s what I think the Phillies’ opening day lineup will look like.

050113_ben-revere_6001. Let’s start at the top, where there’s no question that Ben Revere will again be the everyday leadoff hitter in 2015. Since joining the Phillies in 2013, Revere has played 165 games in the leadoff position, and has a career .288 batting average with a .321 on-base percentage batting leadoff. Last season, Revere finished with a .306 batting average, and was in contention for the NL batting title in September, but eventually fell to fifth. What makes Revere such a valuable leadoff hitter is his ability to hit both left-handed and right-handed pitching. Revere finished with a .291 batting average against righties, and an even better .341 against lefties. His speed is also a valuable asset to have at the top of the lineup, but if Revere can work on anything it’s his plate discipline. Revere finished the 2014 season with only 13 walks, putting him towards the bottom amongst leadoff hitters. To put that number into perspective, Jimmy Rollins worked 11 walks in 74 at-bats, while Revere only worked 13 in 547.

041312-freddy-galvis-4002. This is one of the biggest question marks going into the 2015 season; who will bat second? Ryne Sandberg will likely experiment with several different players in this spot in the lineup, but for opening day, I believe Freddy Galvis will get the nod. With Jimmy Rollins now a Dodger, Galvis will likely be the major beneficiary, and get most of the starts at shortstop this season. In his career batting second, Galvis has a .216 batting average in 51 at bats. What makes him an attractive option in the two-hole, however, is the fact that he is a pull hitter from the left side of the plate. In his career, Galvis has a .342 batting average when pulling the ball as a LHB. If Revere is able to make it to first in front of him, there will be a huge gap open on the right side for Galvis, and if that’s the case, the Phillies could see plenty of first and third, no out situations.

092812_utley-throwing_4003. As still the best overall hitter on the Phillies, I expect Chase Utley to return to his usual spot in the lineup on opening day. Utley has played 980 total games batting third, and has a career .283 batting average, a .372 on-base percentage, and has 602 total RBIs. Last season, Utley played 146 games from the three-hole, and finished with a .274 batting average while driving in 77 RBIs. This is a no brainer for Sandberg since the three spot in the lineup is reserved for a team’s best hitter. Utley is still the team’s best overall hitter, so he belongs there, no questions asked. Continue reading What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

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DraftKings $100,000 Conference Championship Fantasy Football Contest

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, January 14, 2015 10:02 AM Comments: 3

DraftKings is offering Phillies Nation readers a great opportunity to win a share of $100,000 by picking a Fantasy Football team for the Conference Championship games.  1-week Fantasy Football is the easiest way to add excitement to the NFL playoffs when the Birds aren’t playing.

All you have to do is pick the 9 NFL players you think will score the most fantasy points during the games on Sunday. Draft a Quarterback, 3 Wide Receivers, 2 Running Backs, a Tight End, a Flex and a Defense while staying under the $50,000 Salary Cap.

The entry fee is $2 or FREE with your first deposit. First Place is $10,000 and the top 11,500 fantasy scores win cash guaranteed. Get your money at the end of the Colts @ Patriots game on Sunday night.  Pick your team now.

User TwoGun won $1,000,000 using this lineup in the Divisional Round:

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But wait, there’s more…

If this is your first deposit at Draftkings.com you automatically get a 100% deposit bonus up to $600.

Here is how to enter the $100,000 1-Week Fantasy Football Contest.

1. Draft Your 9 Man NFL Roster Here
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Meet Jayson Stark at Shibe Vintage Sports next Tuesday

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, November 19, 2014 02:15 PM Comments: 0

The best baseball writer in America, Jayson Stark, will be at Shibe Vintage Sports in Center City Philly on Tuesday, November 25th to sign his latest book, Wild Pitches, and answer your questions about the book, the Phillies, and the upcoming winter meetings. The event is free, and Jayson’s new book will be on sale.

Jayson is going to start signing books at 5:30 p.m. and if you want to hear him talk Phillies and chat about the book, the Q&A portion will start at 6 p.m. It’s gonna be a great event, and a terrific opportunity for you to get some early holiday shopping done for the baseball fan in your life!

RSVP via Facebook here!

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Phillies Release Spring Training Schedule

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Mon, November 03, 2014 10:10 AM Comments: 0

The Phillies have released a tentative Spring Training schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.

Their first game will be on March 1st, and The On Deck Series will be against Pittsburgh on April 3rd and 4th. They play three home games on March 15, 16 and 17.

Also, Phillies Nation will be making our annual pilgrimage to Clearwater and we have another fun Spring Training trip Clearwater lined up for St. Paddy’s Day!  Check out the details, call some friends and email us with any questions.

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Send us photos of your Phillies Pumpkins

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, October 27, 2014 10:12 AM Comments: 0

Over the past three years, we’ve been collecting fan photos of Phillies jack o’lanterns, costumes and other spooky Halloween stuff. Check them out below and upload your own. This year, anyone who sends in a photo will be eligible to win a free Phillies hat! A winner will be randomly selected at midnight on Sunday, November 2nd.

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PN Roundtable: Playoff Predictions

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Tue, September 30, 2014 05:59 PM Comments: 19

It is Major League Baseball playoff time once again!

I asked the PN crew to come up with their playoff predictions, including the Wild Card games that start this evening.

Let’s see who is favorited among our staff!

 

Corey Seidman

Wild Cards: Oakland and SF

ALDS winners: Detroit and LAA

NLDS winners: LAD and Washington

Pennant winners: LAD and Detroit

World Series Winner: Detroit, MVP Ian Kinsler

 

Pat Egan

Wild Cards: Kansas City and Pittsburgh

ALDS winners: Detroit and Kansas City

NLDS winners: LAD and Pittsburgh

Pennant winners: Detroit and LAD

World Series Winner: Detroit, MVP Ian Kinsler

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Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, September 26, 2014 01:20 PM Comments: 0

SVA_NoHitClub.300x250.PRF1On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green. Additionally, you can meet current Phillies such as Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz, Maikel Franco and Cody Asche as well as past stars like Darren Daulton, and on Sunday, Art Mahaffey, Bobby Wine, Frank Thomas and Bobby Shantz.  Plus, bring your camera because there will be free photos with the Phillie Phanatic and free autograph tickets for our furry green friend to the first 100 guests.

There will be 12 VIP tickets available for elite fans to personally meet the pitchers and witness the signing of their own historic piece as part of Sports Vault’s inaugural event launching their new brand: Sports Vault Access “Beyond the Game.” Sports Vault Access is a new platform that provides sports fans with unparalleled access to athletes through unique events and meet-and-greet opportunities.

Additionally, if you can’t make the event there is great opportunity to own a limited edition autographed framed photo. This MLB licensed 20 “x 24″ Philadelphia Phillies Perfect Game/No Hitter Photo, created exclusively by Sports Vault, displays all six Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years (those listed above plus Kevin Millwood). As a limited edition photo, only 100 pieces will be created with each player personally autographing his name and inscribing his accomplishments including the date of their historical performance.  Plus, exclusively for Phillies Nation readers, you can save 20% off the price of the autographed photo by using the following coupon code at checkout:  20NoHit

For more information and to purchase tickets or memorabilia, visit: www.sportsvaultaccess.com

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Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, September 23, 2014 05:02 PM Comments: 5

SVA_NoHitClub.300x250.PRF1On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green. Additionally, you can meet current Phillies such as Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz, Maikel Franco and Cody Asche as well as past stars like Darren Daulton, and on Sunday, Art Mahaffey, Bobby Wine, Frank Thomas and Bobby Shantz.  Plus, bring your camera because there will be free photos with the Phillie Phanatic and free autograph tickets for our furry green friend to the first 100 guests.

There will be 12 VIP tickets available for elite fans to personally meet the pitchers and witness the signing of their own historic piece as part of Sports Vault’s inaugural event launching their new brand: Sports Vault Access “Beyond the Game.” Sports Vault Access is a new platform that provides sports fans with unparalleled access to athletes through unique events and meet-and-greet opportunities.

Additionally, if you can’t make the event there is great opportunity to own a limited edition autographed framed photo. This MLB licensed 20 “x 24″ Philadelphia Phillies Perfect Game/No Hitter Photo, created exclusively by Sports Vault, displays all six Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years (those listed above plus Kevin Millwood). As a limited edition photo, only 100 pieces will be created with each player personally autographing his name and inscribing his accomplishments including the date of their historical performance.  Plus, exclusively for Phillies Nation readers, you can save 20% off the price of the autographed photo by using the following coupon code at checkout:  20NoHit

For more information and to purchase tickets or memorabilia, visit: www.sportsvaultaccess.com

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