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 2B prospect Valentin (shoulder) out; Kingery to stay at Double A for now

Phillies 2B prospect Valentin (shoulder) out; Kingery to stay at Double A for now

The Phillies' depth at second base has taken a hit.

Jesmuel Valentin, the starter at Triple A Lehigh Valley, is headed for surgery after dislocating his left shoulder. General manager Matt Klentak indicated that it was likely Valentin would miss the remainder of the season.

Valentin, 23, made a good showing in big-league spring training camp and, in fact, was the last position player cut from the 25-man roster. He had been off to a slow start at Lehigh Valley, hitting just .229 with a .573 OPS in his first 29 games.

With Valentin out, the Phillies could promote top second base prospect Scott Kingery from Double A to Triple A. While that is likely to happen at some point, nothing is imminent, Klentak said. The IronPigs will use veteran Pedro Florimon at second for the time being.

Kingery, 23, has been on a tear at Reading. He entered Monday leading the Eastern League in homers (13), extra-base hits (25) and slugging (.651). Overall, he was hitting .289 with a 1.018 OPS.

"Not imminent," Klentak said of a possible promotion for Kingery. "Very possible down the road. We've got more than enough infield coverage (at Triple A) to be fine and Kingery is good where he is."

Kingery, a 2015 draft pick, played just 37 games at the Double A level last season. He entered Monday having played in 37 games there this season.

Kingery on Monday was named the Eastern League player of the week for May 15-21. He went 9 for 30 with five homers, six RBIs, nine runs scored and an .833 OPS.

N.J. high school baseball player performs big-league worthy bat flip

N.J. high school baseball player performs big-league worthy bat flip

With all the bat flips going on in Major League Baseball by the likes of Odubel Herrera and Jose Bautista, it's a good bet that kids watching the game are taking notice.

Gloucester Catholic High School's Chris Turco has apparently seen the celebration.

In a game on Sunday, Turco launched the ball high above the wall in left field. However, he may have launched the bat even higher.

Look at this ridiculous bat flip.

According to Kevin Minnick of South Jersey Sports Digest, both of the next hitters were plunked and Turco's team lost.

Despite that, Turco is giving the pros a run for their money in the bat flip department.