Phils Kick Off 10-Game Homestand with Hamels vs. the Padres

Phils Kick Off 10-Game Homestand with Hamels vs. the Padres

The Phillies kick off a 10-game homestand this evening against the San Diego Padres and do so in 80's style. Both teams will wear sweet 1984 throwback uniforms this evening as part of 80's Retro Night.

Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71) will take on a Padres team coming off a three game sweep of the struggling Marlins. San Diego outscored Florida 23-6 in that series. They'll counter with left-hander Cory Luebke (3-3, 2.57) this evening so Charlie Manuel has gone with a right-heavy lineup.

Hamels is coming off one of his worst starts of the season against the Mets on July 16th, in which he lasted only 4.1 IP and allowed 7 earned runs. On the flip side, Hamels has a 17.0-inning scoreless streak going against the Padres dating back to June 7th of last season.

When the Phils last faced the Pads in a four game set, they got the brooms out back in April as the Fightins took all four from San Diego.

Manuel's lineup for this evening: Rollins, Martinez, Utley, Howard, Victorino, Ruiz, Francisco, Mayberry, and Hamels.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05.

For more images of the 1984 throwback uniforms, check out the Majestic Athletic album on Facebook.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Another old friend joins Phillies' spring coaching staff

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Another old friend joins Phillies' spring coaching staff

Another old friend is joining the Phillies' coaching staff as a guest instructor in Clearwater this spring.

Bobby Abreu will make his coaching debut, while Larry Bowa, Brad Lidge, Charlie Manuel, Dan Plesac and Mike Schmidt will all be back to assist in spring training.

Gabe Kapler has a lot of experience on his side as he prepares for his first camp as a major-league manager.

Abreu was a polarizing player in these parts, drawing criticism from fans for a perceived lack of hustle and not nearly enough praise for hitting .303/.416/.513 in his nine seasons with the Phils. He was one of the most complete players in the game during his peak from 1998 to 2006.

The Phillies' first workout with pitchers and catchers is Feb. 14 in Clearwater. Full-squad workouts begin on Feb. 19.