Raul Ibanez's old house makes me want to move to Washington


Raul Ibanez's old house makes me want to move to Washington

Former Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez lives in my dream home. All I have to do is come up with the $4.4 million dollars it takes to live there.

In a summer which has seen fellow Phillies Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins put homes up for sale, Ibanez’s Washington state pad may be the nicest of them all.

Located in the city of Issaquah, 17 miles outside of Seattle where he spent the bulk of his 19-year Major League career, the house has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in total and spans 7,700 feet across five acres. However, it’s what’s on the inside that counts with this house.

Originally purchased in 2010 for $2.8 million, when he was a member of the Phillies, Ibanez has put significant work into the spot.

First and foremost, the recreation space in this house is incredible. In what appears to be a completely separate structure, the gym is two floors and includes a basketball court, batting cages and an area to lift weights. There’s also tons of space in the backyard with a beautiful fire pit for entertaining.

Raul and his wife Teryvette have five children and a few of the rooms are displayed in the listing. His youngest, Luca, has an awesome racecar bed, while another room, has a rock climbing wall.

The interior is both elegant and modern and has ample space for entertaining, including what looks like a movie theater and a pool with a fireplace and a baseball at the bottom.

The house is now listed as off market, so there may be a new owner of this incredible piece of real estate.

To see the entire listing, including more photos, click here.

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

This is taking food delivery a bit too far.

A woman suffered facial injuries when the Phillie Phanatic fired a hot dog into the crowd with his cannon during Monday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park.

“And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam! It hit me like a ton of bricks. My glasses flew,” Kathy McVay, a Plymouth Meeting resident, originally told 6 ABC’s Sarah Bloomquist about the incident.

McVay said she went to a hospital and underwent a CAT scan to make sure that she didn't suffer a concussion.

“I have a small hematoma in my eye,” McVay said. “And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. It's going to go down the side of my face.”

Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and “the Phanatic feels terrible about what happened” (although we’re not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment).

To her credit, McVay understands the ridiculous nature of her injury and is taking it all in stride.

"When I tell my brothers, they started laughing," she said to NBC10. "It's funny, it's a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful. Because you would think you'd get hit by a baseball instead of a flying hot dog."

Now that the public knows she’s OK, McVay can bank on people getting a decent laugh out of this one.

Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer


Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

The latest chapter in the Rocky Balboa saga is coming to theatres this Thanksgiving and the trailer for it dropped this morning.

Creed II picks up with Michael B. Jordan reprising his role as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, coming to grips with fighting someone with the last name Drago — clearly a flashback to his father getting killed in the ring at the hands of Russian Ivan Drago.

Sly Stallone returns as the old and wise Rocky Balboa, dropping knowledge bombs instead of left hooks.

At least part of the movie takes place in Philadelphia, with a skyline shot showing up in the trailer. The first Creed movie had plenty of Philly flavor, so we're hoping we'll get a bit more in the sequel.