Start Planning Your Trip to the MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia

Start Planning Your Trip to the MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia

If you're anything like us you're not great at planning. The Phillies are playing the Washington Nationals down in DC in just about a week from now and we still can't decide if we're going to make the trip down there.

So it pleases us that the Phillies and MLB are going to give us plenty of time to make plans to attend what David Montgomery and the organization hopes will be the next All-Star game in Philadelphia... in 2026.

Why are the Phillies hoping for the Mid-Summer Classic in 2026? Well, Google the word sestercentennial and you'll find out.

According to the Daily News, the Phillies are hoping to host the All-Star game so far out into the future because that would be the 250th anniversary of the Unites States of America.

"We think the Year 2026 is a pretty special time for this city and our
country," Phillies president David Montgomery told the Daily News on
Wednesday. "We were fortunate enough to host the All-Star Game in 1976.
If we were to get in line and get that opportunity a couple years
before, it would foreclose the opportunity to host in 2026."

At least the Phanatic will already have an outfit picked out.

Photo by Jim MacMillan

Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

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Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead George Mason over Penn 79-60 on Saturday.

Jenkins was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws for the Patriots (8-3), who have won seven straight. Marquise Moore added 17 points and led the team with 16 rebounds -- his eighth double-double this season -- along with 10 assists. Otis Livingston II had 13 points.

Jenkins sank two jumpers and a layup and Jaire Grayer hit a 3-pointer as part of a 13-0 run late in the second period that gave the Patriots a 70-55 lead with 3:18 remaining.

George Mason trailed 44-40 early in the second. Livingston and Karmari Newman sank 3-pointers and Moore drained a layup midway that put the Patriots back on top, 55-48, with 10:39 to play.

Matt Howard scored 15 points with seven rebounds for the Quakers (3-5).

La Salle keeps things close, ultimately falls to Georgetown

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La Salle keeps things close, ultimately falls to Georgetown

MIAMI -- L.J. Peak scored 24 points, Rodney Pryor added 19 and Georgetown closed with a flourish to beat La Salle 93-78 on Saturday in the Hoophall Miami Invitational.

It was tied at 67 with 8:44 left, before the Hoyas finished on a 26-11 run.

Jessie Govan scored 19 points and Jagan Mosely had 14 for the Hoyas (6-4), who won their fourth straight. Georgetown shot 53 percent for the game and 58 percent from 3-point range.

Jordan Price scored 23 points for La Salle (4-4), which got 19 more from B.J. Johnson and 10 from Pookie Powell. The Explorers were outscored 36-22 from the line, getting there 10 fewer times than Georgetown.

It was a homecoming for Hoyas reserve center Trey Mourning, whose father Alonzo Mourning is one of two players -- soon to be three, when Shaquille O'Neal gets added to the list this month -- to have his number retired by the Miami Heat.

The younger Mourning wears No. 33, just like his dad did at Georgetown and for the Heat, and used to work at the arena as a Heat ballboy. He got into the game for the final 23.2 seconds, as the Hoyas ran out the clock.