You see that picture to the right? That's Pat Burrell roughly 4 nanoseconds before watching strike three zoom into the catchers mitt.
It just so happened that I found myself with some great seats for Monday's game against the Cubbies at Citizens Bank Park. When I walked into the suite I noticed the label on our neighboring suite read The Lieber Family. If you've sat in a suite at CBP you'd know that you have your little inside area with a bar setup and TV, etc. But in the outside seating portion you are basically sitting next to the suites to your right and left, much like any other seat in the park.
Perhaps one of the more awkward situations I've been in at a baseball game occurred when one of the young ladies I was with who had never been to a Phillies game said something to the effect of, "this guy is really sucking, huh?" This after Lieber gave up a 3 run homer in the first inning. Being roughly 4-6 seats away, the look on many of the Lieber clan's faces was rather unpleasant.
Anyway, the Phillies performance as a whole was pretty similar.
The one positive from the evening was the atmosphere at the park for portions of the game. The Phillies gave all fans a towel with the Phillies 'P' on it. When Jose Hernandez came to pinch hit with the bases loaded, the vibe in the crowd was electric. The entire park was waving their towels in anticipation and excitement even though the Phillies were down by 6 runs. Hernandez hit a grand slam and the crowd ate it up.
I can't imagine what this place would feel like in a real playoff atmosphere. It'd be awesome.
A video of Ryan Howard NOT hitting his 58th HR and a picture after the jump.
This video is a waste of your time. It looked good before I uploaded it to YouTube, I swear.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
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.
About NBC internships
Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.
It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.
St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.
Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.
Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.
St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).