Listen to Jayson Stark & Pat Gallen Talk Baseball on 97.5 the Fanatic!

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, April 14, 2014 05:50 PM Comments: 0

irOur very own Pat Gallen is hosting a radio show with ESPN’s Jayson Stark every Monday from 6-7pm on 97.5 the Fanatic. It comes to you live from the Green Parrot Pub & Patio in Newtown, PA.

Jayson, of course, is the preeminent baseball writer. He’ll be giving his insights on the Phillies and the world of baseball. Plus, he’ll always have his awesome trivia question ready to go.

Pat, of course, can be seen on Phillies Nation TV on TCN & CSN and heard on 97.5 the Fanatic. Plus, he’s Phillies Nation’s Editor-in-Chief.

Should make for an insanely informative and fun hour of baseball talk! Click below to LISTEN LIVE!

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Watch Dom Brown Splash Down in McCovey Cove

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 07, 2013 07:24 AM Comments: 2

Domonic Brown became the 27th visiting player to hit a ball into McCovey Cove Monday night in San Francisco (although, not sure how they keep records, as it did bounce in on the concrete walkway just in front of the water).

Here it is, in all it’s glory. And check out the flags blowing in.


Remembering Harry Kalas

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, April 13, 2013 01:00 PM Comments: 2

3451052833_824e04032e_oOn this day in 2009, Harry Kalas passed away. He was 73 and just about to call the Nationals home opener against the Phillies.

Living in DC at the time, I remember the day vividly. I had plans to go to the game that night, when I heard the news that Harry collapsed in the broadcast booth. He died shortly after. I still went to the game, not knowing what to except. The walk up to the park certainly felt different from other days. Fellow fans were wearing make-shift memorials on their shirts, many were crying, but all had empty looks on their faces, undoubtedly matching the emptiness that now exists in our hearts and ears.

But as sad as that day was, it’s hard not to remember Harry Kalas without a smile on your face. If Harry wasn’t providing the good times himself, he was usually part of it in some way – bantering with Whitey, calling a great moment in Phillies history, or simply his baritone voice in the background as you went about your evening. His greatness will live on forever.

Please enjoy some memories from our wonderful friend below and visit our Harry Kalas tribute page with many more.

Click here to play Harry Kalas calling Mike Schimdt’s 500th home run – 1987

Click here to play Harry calls the Phillies winning the 2008 World Series!


Corey Seidman & Spike Eskin Play Phillies Over/Under on WIP

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, March 28, 2013 02:12 PM Comments: 1

Our own Corey Seidman spoke with Spike Eskin on 94.1 WIP earlier today about Phillies Nation TV, statistical analysis in baseball, Roy Halladay and some Phillies over/under prognostications. Have a listen!


Halladay Admits Phillies Feeling Pressure

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 22, 2012 11:12 PM Comments: 5

Doc says guys are pressing (AP)

Roy Halladay owned up Tuesday night and admitted that a lot of the guys in the Phillies clubhouse are putting added pressure on themselves. As you can tell, it’s not working.

Halladay had one of his best post-game press conferences since joining the Phillies. Here are some audio excerpts. If you have time, take a listen:

Halladay May 22 – On Chooch getting tossed “I didn’t see anything wrong”

Halladay 2 – May 22 – Losses are definitely frustrating

Halladay 3 – May 22 – Guys are trying to carry the weight of the team, including him

Halladay 4 – May 22 – “You do it cause you want to, not cause you have to”

Halladay 5 – May 22 – Finding the right time to talk to the team is tough

Halladay 6 – May 22 – Matter of going out and enjoying it

Halladay 7 – May 22 – Different than Toronto

Halladay 8 – May 22 – Have such a good team, they do press more

Halladay 9 – May 22 – Leadership on the team

Halladay 10 – May 22 – Charlie is the leader, you dont want to interfere with him too much

Halladay 11 – May 22 – Feels like he needs to be a little better

Halladay 12 – May 22 – Not Happy with results


Corey Seidman on ESPN Williamsport

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, March 28, 2012 02:00 PM Comments: 2

Corey Seidman joined 1050 ESPN Radio in Williamsport earlier this week to talk Phillies with host Trevor Turner.

They mostly focused on Chase Utley’s injury and its implications on the team, but also delved into Domonic Brown’s prospects for playing this year and Ryan Madson’s unfortunate turn of events.


POLL: Which Phillies Hitter Scares You Most?

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, March 01, 2012 03:03 PM Comments: 15

Would you want to face Chase? (AP)

Let’s say you’re an opposing pitcher having to face the Phillies lineup on a given day. Assuming everyone is healthy, they have a bunch of guys who can hurt you in different ways. Ryan Howard with the power, Chase Utley with (usually) crisp at-bats, and Hunter Pence with grit and determination. Shane Victorino‘s a little gnat. When Jimmy Rollins gets hot, look out.

On 97.3 ESPN FM, Phillies prospect Michael Schwimer joined “The Sports Bash with Mike Gill” and was asked that very question: which Phillie would you least like to face if you were an opposing hitter? It’s not an easy question to answer.

Let your opinion be heard in the poll below:

If you were an opposing pitcher, which Phillies hitter would you least like to face?

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Bowa on Current Phillies: They’re Media Friendly

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, February 29, 2012 10:46 AM Comments: 9

Former Phillies shortstop and manager Larry Bowa joined The Sports Bash with Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM on Tuesday. Bowa had some strong remarks about the makeup of the current Phillies roster when comparing them to the Phillies teams of the late-70′s and early-80′s.

Bowa said that he gives the advantage to Jimmy Rollins when it comes to the two shortstops, but he did mention that if his squad had the pitching depth of the current team, they’d be unreal.

The interesting quote came when asked about the popularity of the teams. Bowa said his club had their trials and tribulations with the media, which often portrayed them in a negative light to the fan base. “If you want guys who played with a chip on their shoulder a little bit, then you want the team that we played on,” said Bowa. “But if you want guys that…wanna look good in the eyes of the media, then you probably go for this group.”

If I’m reading the tea leaves correctly, Bowa could be saying this team is soft compared to the group he played with. Is he right or wrong? Interesting debate. Either way, it’s a great interview.



Stark on 97.3 ESPN: Utley’s Health, Blanton, NL East

Posted by Pat Gallen, Fri, February 17, 2012 06:26 PM Comments: 15

You read that title and you start to sweat a little bit. Fear not, Phillies fans, it’s not THAT serious…but it is.

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com joined “The Sports Bash” with Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM and said he doesn’t think Chase Utley will ever be completely healthy again. After years and years of ravaging his body by playing at an unbelievably high level, Utley is slowly breaking down. Can he hold up?

Stark also talks about topics like the new closer, Joe Blanton, and the rest of the National League East, which he says is closer than you might think. Listen to one of the best baseball writers around.



Lidge to 97.3 ESPN FM: “My Heart is Still Here”

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, February 07, 2012 08:02 PM Comments: 11

Lidge leaves for the Nats. (MLB)

Washington Nationals reliever Brad Lidge joined “The Sports Bash with Mike Gill” on 97.3 ESPN FM on Tuesday. Lidge was very candid about the Phillies not wanting him back and the team’s signing of Jonathan Papelbon over friend Ryan Madson.

“I came back to the Phillies and I said, ‘Let’s talk. My heart’s still here,” said Lidge. “It never left. Let’s see what we can do.’ Unfortunately, at that time, they had changed their mind and didn’t have a contract for me.”

Obviously, the Phillies went in another direction, going after guys like Chad Qualls and Dontrelle Willis. Lidge understood the changes. “Yeah, it’s disappointing. I’m not crying about it or nothing. I understand it’s all business and that’s part of it. But it was disappointing and unfortunate because, of course, I did want to come back to Philadelphia.”


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