Now, enduring a different, longer and deadlier kind of rain delay theater, with the season halted due to the pandemic, I find myself and my baseball fanatic friends filling the down time by watching classic baseball games. On a night when the May 17, 1979, 23-22 game between the Cubs and the Phillies was re-aired, I received a text with a picture of pitcher Nino Espinosa and his big hair perched like a birthday cake crossing home plate.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:40 pm
That home run off of former Phillie Vance Worley would also be the last of Hoskins’ rookie campaign. In the two seasons that have followed since, Hoskins has hit a more-than-respectable 63 total home runs. But his slugging percentage dropped in each season since 2017, going from .
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:38 pm
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia. Now is the time to come together and adhere to the guidelines of medical professionals!
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:15 pm
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Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
Bob Brookover: Phillies GM Matt Klentak still preparing for the season in these most morbid and unusual times Thursday’s conference call with Matt Klentak started five minutes before the first pitch of the Phillies’ home opener was scheduled to be thrown. What should have been Zack Wheeler’s debut in red pinstripes at Citizens Bank Park instead became a 22-minute Q&A with Klentak during which the general manager understandably had few answers about what lies ahead for the team and the game he lo…
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:01 am
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz have stepped to the plate by making donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are donating $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia. Direct Relief in Las Vegas is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that assists people affected by poverty or emergencies.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 4:26 am
Wyoming says football coach Craig Bohl and wife Leia have made a $100,000 gift to fund the scholarships of spring-sport senior athletes who plan to return to school next year after having their seasons canceled by the coronavirus outbreak. The school said the estimated cost of the scholarships will be $70,000. The NCAA announced earlier this week that spring-sport athletes would be granted an extra year of eligibility and seniors could return next year without being counted against scholarship l…
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:47 am
Caption Close The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: FIFA has extended the age limit for the men’s soccer tournament at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA says it also postponed two women’s age-group World Cups due this year, and no international games will be played in the June dates protected for national team call-ups.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 8:35 pm
The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:10 am
He can’t crush baseballs, so for now he’ll crush COVID-19.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:40 pm
A replacement goal is carried onto the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Borussia Dortmund. BASEBALL – Philadelphia Phillies’ John Mayberry Jr. is covered in shaving cream after hitting the walk-off, game-winning RBI single against the Houston Astros in their MLB National League season opener in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pinch-hitter Mayberry lined an RBI single off Brandon Lyon to cap a three-run rally by the Phillies in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure victory.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:00 am