Phillies Nation TV

Phillies Nation TV – All-Star Edition and Maikel Franco interview

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, July 16, 2014 11:00 AM Comments: 1

In this All-Star edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey breakdown the Phillies season at the halfway point. They discuss the AL and NL All-Star teams including who just missed the cut. They also hand out their mid-season awards for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

Jay Floyd sits down for an exclusive interview with top prospect Maikel Franco who is struggling this season at Lehigh Valley, but has turned it on recently.

Tommy Greene talks about what coaches and catchers say to pitchers on the mound – the answer might surprise you! And the Batters Inbox question has a new feature as Natalie joins Ryann to include questions from fans tailgating outside Citizens Bank Park.


Phillies Nation TV – Episode 15 – Trade Rumors Begin

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, July 10, 2014 01:03 PM Comments: 0

This week Pat and Corey break down how the recent trade between the A’s and Cubs will affect the Phillies come the trade deadline. They also paint the landscape in the AL and NL for prospective Phillies talent. Jayson Stark returns to discuss the dramatic downfall of Roy Halladay and the playoff-caliber team. Matt Stairs and Tommy Greene are back with pro tips for aspiring major leaguers.


Phillies Nation TV – Episode 13 – Jayson Stark talks Phillies and his new book

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, July 02, 2014 03:00 PM Comments: 0

On this week’s episode of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey are joined by ESPN baseball analyst and former Inquirer writer Jayson Stark. They discuss Jayson’s new book, Wild Pitches, as well as delve into the Phillies recent struggles, particularly at home.

Former Phillies starting pitcher Tommy Greene teaches us about which pitches to throw depending on different batters and counts. And as always, Ryann Williams presents the Batters Inbox with questions from viewers like you.


Phillies Nation TV – Episode 12 – Marlon Byrd’s swing, Tommy Greene’s no-hitter and Tyler Henson’s chances

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, June 25, 2014 12:36 PM Comments: 0

On this week’s episode of Phillies Nation TV, Corey and Pat discuss the Phillies’ playoff chances heading into the All-Star break. They also delve into A.J. Burnett‘s trade value, Ryan Howard‘s hot streak and the holes in Marlon Byrd‘s swing. Matt Stairs returns to give us all a lesson in hitting and Tommy Greene discusses what it’s like to throw a no-hitter. Ian is up in Lehigh Valley for a sit-down interview with IronPigs utilityman Tyler Henson. Plus, as always, Ryann hosts Batters Inbox with questions from you, the fans.


Phillies Nation, Episode 11: J-Roll Hits Record, Stairs on Broadcasting

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, June 17, 2014 06:00 PM Comments: 0

On the latest Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss Jimmy Rollins place among the all-time Phillies greats. They also talk bullpen, and how much better they’ve been recently.

Natalie is joined by Matt Stairs once again who talks about the art of broadcasting.

Tommy Greene is On The Mound, Ryann has our Batters In-Box questions, and minor league contributor Jay Floyd talks prospects.

Thanks for watching!


Phillies Nation – Episode 10 – Draft, Matt Stairs, Chasing Dreams exhibit

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, June 11, 2014 08:07 PM Comments: 0

This week Pat and Corey discuss Ken Giles’ promotion, analyze the Phillies draft and offer their perspective on the upcoming schedule. Speaking of the draft, Rudy Mezzy interviews Neumann-Goretti star Josh Ockimey who was recently drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

Natalie returns with the second part (of three) of her interview with Phillies broadcaster Matt Stairs. Tommy Greene explains the conditioning needed for pitchers to last a full nine innings. And, Ryann moderates Batters Inbox featuring fan questions.

Finally, we have an exclusive tour of the Chasing Dreams exhibit on immigrants and baseball at the National American Jewish History Museum in Philadelphia.

Phillies Nation is presented by BQ Basement Systems and was filmed on location at Shibe Vintage Sports.


Phillies Nation – Episode 9: Matt Stairs, Tommy Greene and David Murphy

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, June 05, 2014 05:13 PM Comments: 1

This week’s episode is jammed packed with Phillies analysis. David Murphy from the Philadelphia Daily News joins Pat and Corey to discuss some early options for the Phils in terms of trades and potential free agents for next season. Natalie invites Matt Stairs to the batting cage for a one-on-one interview and hitting instruction. Tommy Greene joins us for some pitching techniques and Ryann Williams presents the Batters Inbox questions from readers like you!

Phillies Nation is presented by BQ Basement Systems and was filmed on location at Shibe Vintage Sports.


Video: Interview with Matt Stairs

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, May 29, 2014 11:06 AM Comments: 0

This article and video interview with Matt Stairs were produced by Natalie Egenolf.

“Great moments…are born from great opportunities…” yeah, you know how the rest of that goes. While Herb Brooks may have uttered these words to the U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team 34 years ago, I always come back to think of them for other great moments in sports history. The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship was one of the greatest moments in Philadelphia sports history. The journey to this moment started the year Herb gave that speech. 1980 had been the last time the Phillies had won the World Series and by the time 2008 rolled around, the city had been starved for a championship.

When I reflect on the 2008 post-season, I recall so many of the great moments that were born from the great opportunities that presented themselves. One of the greatest memorable moments of the entire postseason, and the most memorable moment from the NLCS, was Matt Stairs coming off the bench in game 4 and crushing a homer off of Jonathan Broxton to right field to break the tie in the 8th inning. I know you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing during that homerun, that great moment. For Matt Stairs, this one opportunity at bat turned into a great moment and changed the course of his life. On top of sealing the fate of the game and hitting his first postseason home run of a 16-year career, he propelled him into the heart of every Philadelphia sports fan.

In February of this year, Matt rejoined the Phillies in a different role in the broadcast booth. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Matt at Everybody Hits batting cages on West Girard Ave in Philly to talk about his journey from that great moment in Los Angeles, to his decision to take this great opportunity as a broadcaster now. We also had the chance to get into the cages, where Matt showed me some of his techniques for being a successful hitter in the majors (and I’m not kidding when I say my swing has greatly improved). I hope you’ll join us for Phillies Nation TV in the upcoming weeks to take a deeper look at Matt Stairs, one of our ’08 World Series heroes.


Phillies Nation TV: Episode 8 – Phillies splits at the quarter pole

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, May 20, 2014 05:41 PM Comments: 0

This week, Pat and Corey discuss the success of Phillies veterans like Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz and Marlon Byrd. They also analyze what’s wrong with some of the young guys like Domonic Brown and Ben Revere.

Ian checks in from Lehigh Valley and interviews righty Seth Rosin who rejoined the club this off-season in the Rule 5 Draft.

Ryann challenges the guys with Batter Inbox questions, Tommy Greene breaks down the mechanics of major league pitching, and we’ve got another #PNTrivia question with a chance to win Phillies prizes!


Phillies Nation, Episode 7: Bullpen Problems, Hamels/Kendrick, Ken Giles

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, May 13, 2014 05:50 PM Comments: 1

On the latest Phillies Nation, Pat Gallen and Corey Seidman discuss the bullpen issues that kept them from sweeping the Mets on Sunday. Plus, they dig into the Cole Hamels contract and what Kyle Kendrick could command in free agency. They also preview Mike Trout’s return to the area as the Angels come to town.

Jay Floyd met up with fireballer Ken Giles just before his promotion to Lehigh Valley to discuss how he’s been able to turn heads this season.

Ryann Williams, as always, brings us some interesting questions for our Batters In-Box segment.

Thanks for watching!

(And don’t forget to answer the Phillies Nation trivia question at the end of the show to win a great prize pack! #PNTrivia)

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