Gone, Gone, Gone

Gone, Gone, Gone

In the sixth inning of Sunday's loss to the wild card leading Reds, Brett Myers gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs.  You don't see that very often.  Something else you don't see very often is a major league ball player beating his wife in the middle of a public street.  Apparently the transcripts of 911 calls made by witnesses have been released. 

Inquirer: 911 calls describe Myers assault as vicious:

"There's a guy like beating up his girlfriend," a woman told Boston's 911 operators during the June 23 incident.

"I got a guy smacking a girl around right in front of the Hynes
Convention Center. She's crying. She's got no shoes on," a man
reported. "He's a pretty big guy... and he's hitting her hard."

After Sunday's game Brett said he had no comment on the incident.

If nothing else it was an entertaining weekend of baseball in South Philly with three exciting games.  Unfortunately for the Phils they came out on the losing end of the series.  They had a great chance in both losses but like all Philly teams, they came up just a little bit short.

Pat Burell is the weakest link.  I really can't stand his act anymore.  Reds outlast Phillies in 11th on Sunday [Inqy]

-Ryan Howard came up with big hits in all three games but a little short in a few big spots.  People around the league are starting to really respect Howard.  He was intentionally walked to load the bases on Friday night and was intentionally walked 3 times in the same game.  I don't know how many times over the weekend I said Ryan Howard is sick.
-Howard gaining respect [CourierPost]
-Beerleaguer booed. And all is right in the world. [Beerleaguer]
-This weekends series with the Reds got me to thinking about those 2 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookies I have.  Turns out, those baseball cards aren't worth so much. [SF Gate]
-Where in the world is Fabio Castro? [BS&S]
-Good to see Sal Fasano is still causing a ruckus with his mustache up in New York. [Deadspin]
-Photo above from the Inquirer.

And a bit of green for you:
-Trotter is fired up: "This is my MVP season" [Inqy]

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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MLB Playoffs: Javier Baez snaps out of funk to help Cubs avoid sweep

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MLB Playoffs: Javier Baez snaps out of funk to help Cubs avoid sweep

CHICAGO -- Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning to held the defending World Series champion Cubs close their deficit to 3-1. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected for the second time in this series in the eighth, and a packed Wrigley Field crowd watched Davis get Cody Bellinger to ground into a game-ending double play.

Maddon was heavily criticized for not using Davis during a 4-1 loss in Game 2. This time, the Cubs closer threw 48 pitches to finish the job.

Willson Contreras also homered for the Cubs. Bellinger and Justin Turner connected for the Dodgers, who had won a team-record six straight playoff games.

Game 5 is Thursday, with Jose Quintana pitching for Chicago against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (see full recap).

Tanaka, Yankees blank Astros to take ALCS lead
NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single off Keuchel and later homered to help the wild-card Yankees win for the third straight day at home and move within one victory of their first trip to the World Series since 2009.

The teams head back to Houston for Game 6 on Friday night, when Justin Verlander and the reeling Astros will try to regain their footing following an off day and force a decisive Game 7. Luis Severino is scheduled to start for New York.

Just days ago, Houston was up two games to none and appeared to be closing in on its second World Series appearance. But the Astros, like defending AL champion Cleveland before them, have been unable to put away these poised Yankees, who improved to 6-0 at home in this postseason in front of their cheering, chanting fans (see full recap).