Harry Kalas: 1936-2009

April 14, 2009

PHILLIES KALAS

Yesterday before their game against the Washington Nationals, the Phillies lost long-time broadcaster Harry Kalas. He was 73 years old.

Kalas was found collapsed in the broadcast booth around 12:30pm and rushed to a local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead around 1:20. Kalas is survived by his wife Eileen and sons Todd, Brad and Kane. Todd is a play-by-play man for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he did not attend last night’s home opener for the team.

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Phillies Get the Hardware

April 8, 2009
"a priceless artifact that can't be purchased, only earned." - Harry Kalas

"a priceless artifact that can't be purchased, only earned." - Harry Kalas

Last October we watched the Phillies become WFC. While it was great at the time it only got better every time we went to the store and saw a shirt, hat coffee mug or license plate that proclaimed the Phils as world champions.

The Phillies just received their rings at a raucous Citizens Bank Park and it might finally hit me when I watch this later tonight. It’s hard to watch the TV at work.

Admittedly, I’ll probably cry when I see Jamie Moyer throw the ring on his hand, and if that doesn’t make me, I’ll definitely lose it when I see Pat slip on the bling.

Last year the Phillies didn’t get a win until their third game, on a walk-off walk. Now would be a good time for the first repeat of the year…


2009 AtS Baseball Prospectus

April 6, 2009

Last night, the Phillies opened up thier world championship defense with a lackluster four-hit performance in a 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Here are our team by team previews for the 2009 season…

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Nittany Lions Win the NIT

April 3, 2009
Talor and Jamelle celebrate; but do they even have a case for this trophy in the Bryce Jordan Center?

Talor and Jamelle celebrate; but do they even have a case for this trophy in the Bryce Jordan Center?

Well there’s a picture we didn’t realistically think we’d be posting on here.

Penn State used a brilliant second half by beat Baylor by the score of 69-63. The win, Penn State’s school-record 27th of the season, secures the program’s first national tournament championship in history and sends seniors Stanley Pringle, Danny Morrissey and Jamelle Cornley out winners.

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2009 Phillies Preview

April 2, 2009

2008 was a magical year for the Phillies. Much maligned throughout the season, the team went 17-8 in September to secure their second consecutive National League eastern division championship in as many years and home-field in the wild card playoffs. After handling the Brewers in four games, combined with the Dodgers sweep of the Cubs in the opposing series, the Phillies won the first two games of the NLCS at home en route to a five game series win over the Dodgers to send them to their first World Series since 1993. In the series, the well-rested Phillies split the first two games against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg before coming home to win the next three games and become, well, we’ll just let “The Man” tell us…

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