Jayson Werth Was Just Looking Out for the Little Innocent Children of Philadelphia

Jayson Werth Was Just Looking Out for the Little Innocent Children of Philadelphia

Kyle Kendrick and his red hot late summer came back down to Earth last night against the Washington Nationals when he gave up three home runs in the first two innings and was promptly pulled after just 2.0 innings of work. Kendrick spoke after the game and made a point that it's not easy being consistent in this game. If he went eight shutout innings every night he'd be the Cy Young.

Instead of 8 innings of shutout ball he finished with a line of 2.0 IP, 5 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned, 2 BB, 1 K, and those three long balls. Not consistent.

Not much of real interest came out of last night's game. Jimmy Rollins went yard yet again. And Jayson Werth was making waves a bit -- with both his bat and his antics.

As John Finger wrote last night, Werth got the last laugh this season with his Nationals heading to the postseason. Werth also made waves for faking a ball flip into the stands. Apparently he was just looking out for the children.

“Earlier in the game I flipped a ball into the seats to a fan and it
flipped off her hand and landed on someone else’s lap. Then a guy
reached over -- a Phillies fan -- and grabbed the ball off her lap and
threw it back onto the field,” Werth explained.

“In the ninth I
was going to flip the ball to a group of kids and behind them was all
these unruly, middle-aged men who to me appeared to be snarling. It’s
the ninth, so who knows. I got the sense that maybe they were
intoxicated. I was going to flip it to the kids and then thought maybe
not because of the group behind the little innocent children there,
remembering what happened earlier in right field.”

Appreciate the kindness of Werth to always keep the little innocent children first.

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).