Comment of the Week Sponsored By Misconduct Tavern

Comment of the Week Sponsored By Misconduct Tavern

Great news for those of you who regularly leave hilarious/smart/witty comments on our posts here at The700Level. We're incredibly excited today to bring you a new Comment of the Week post where on Wednesday's we'll highlight one of the best entries each week. The commenters we highlight will each win a $40 gift card to our new bar sponsor, Misconduct Tavern, located in Center City.

A quick backstory: On that infamous October night in 2008, after I sat in the stands for Game 5 (pt. II) and watched the Phillies win the World Series, my brother and I took SEPTA from Pattison Ave. down Broad Street to continue the celebration with the masses. One of the two bars we stopped in that night to enjoy a few cold ones? Misconduct Tavern on 15th and Locust Street. So with that said, we're excited to announce this new relationship with Misconduct Tavern.

Not only will we be giving away a $40 gift card every week, we'll also be holding our first official The700Level.com Meetup and Eagles Game Watch. It'll take place at Misconduct on Thursday December 1st, when the Eagles take on the Seahawks in Seattle for Thursday Night Football. We'll provide more details as the date moves closer, but mark your calendars now to save the date if you're interested in attending.

At the event, not only will you be able to watch the Eagles game on one of their 10 TVs and talk some sports with the entire Level crew, there will also be some specials. Three of Misconduct's beers will be $3 for the night and you'll also get to enjoy a $3 snack menu. You can come hang out straight from work to grab some food and mingle during happy hour before things really get going when the nationally televised primetime game kicks off.

RSVP to the event on Facebook.

A little bit about Misconduct Tavern:

All food is made fresh daily with the kitchen open every night until 1:30 am. They have 12 taps with 9 being constantly rotated with a focus on American craft brews in addition to the 70+ bottles in all styles. Located at 15th and Locust, they're just a block from PATCO and the Broad Street Line. They get all NFL, NHL, ESPN College Gameplan and Fox Soccer games. It's one of Revs favorite spots to watch EPL games in the city, and a good place to have anything from lunch to happy hour to a long night of entirely responsible drinking.

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The first Comment of the Week Winner: Duffman

From Kulp's Eagles/Rams recap, "Eagles Slop Their Way Past Rams:"

Regarding defensive lineman Jason Babin's seeming lack of armpit hair, Duffman wrote, "It's actually part of Jim Washburn's approach. Gotta have minimum possible drag and create a vortex to the opposing quarterback…" 

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin: Adam Morgan is a definite bullpen candidate

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin: Adam Morgan is a definite bullpen candidate

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Just pitch.
 
Don’t worry about the role.
 
Just pitch.
 
That’s Adam Morgan’s mindset this spring.
 
“I’m just trying to show whoever needs to see it that I can be an asset to this team,” the left-hander said after his spring debut against the New York Yankees on Saturday (see story). “I’m just keeping it simple that way. I’m not trying to go out for that fifth (starting) spot. If the fifth spot opens up, I’d be more than willing to do that. If they want to put me in the bullpen, I’d be more than willing to do that. If they want me to be the backup catcher, I’ll be the backup catcher.”
 
The Phillies have plenty of candidates for backup catcher.
 
And the top five spots in their starting rotation, barring an unforeseen development, are accounted for.
 
But there is a way for Morgan to make this team.
 
“He’s definitely a bullpen candidate,” manager Pete Mackanin said.
 
Mackanin is on record as saying he’d like to have two lefties in what likely will be a seven-man bullpen. It might not work out that way, but that would be Mackanin’s preference.
 
Morgan is one of what appears to be four candidates along with Joely Rodriguez, Cesar Ramos and Sean Burnett. Ramos and Burnett are experienced major-league veterans in camp on minor-league contracts. Rodriguez is the only pure lefty reliever on the 40-man roster. Morgan, of course, is on the 40-man roster, but he’s mainly been a starter in his career.

There’s a long way to go in spring training and it would not be surprising to see general manager Matt Klentak add to the list of lefty relief candidates with some type of pickup before the end of camp.
 
But for now, it’s just these four.
 
Morgan, who turns 27 on Monday, started and pitched two scoreless innings against the Yankees on Saturday and will likely continue to have his innings stretched out throughout the Grapefruit League season, just in case he’s needed as a starter.

Ramos and Rodriguez both pitched an inning Saturday. Ramos allowed a hit and a run. Rodriguez had a clean inning. Burnett was tagged for two hits and two runs on Friday.
 
Morgan made 21 starts for the Phillies last season. He also made two relief appearances and finished the season with a 6.04 ERA. He was sent to Triple A in July and returned in mid-August. He made nine starts after returning and pitched at least six innings and gave up two or fewer earned runs in four of them.
 
During his time in Triple A, Morgan started throwing a two-seam fastball or sinker. He’s continued to throw it this spring and believes it will help him.
 
“I learned to trust the two-seamer last year and that’s what I hope to keep moving forward with,” he said.
 
Will it take him to the Phillies’ bullpen?
 
He hopes so. He got a taste of relieving last season and liked it.
 
“Oh, yeah, I loved it,” he said. “Every time the phone rang down there, I was on high alert. It was awesome. It’s a rush.
 
“But wherever I land, I land. I’d be willing to play anywhere on this team.”