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Hey Look, The700Level.com Looks a Tiny Bit Different!?!

Hey Look, The700Level.com Looks a Tiny Bit Different!?!

You may have noticed that we've got some new furniture around here. It's basically the same as the old furniture but the new rug doesn't have a hole in it and the sweet new couch is a bit more comfortable. But yeah, everything pretty much looks the same. A couple of notes about the new backend:

Due to a number of reasons, we've switched from our old CMS. We're now on WordPress, which I'm sure most of you are familiar with.

Being on WordPress will allow us to:

HAVE COMMENTS ON OUR MOBILE SITE WOO!

This was an issue we heard about over and over and over from our loyal readers. It sucked not having comments visible on our mobile site. There is no excuse for it. It was just bad. But now they're back. And hopefully that should help the discussion.

Commenter Avatars

Commenting via WordPress will allow you to upload what they call a "gravatar" that you'll see next to your comment. It will also appear in the "most recent comments widget" you'll see on the top right rail of every page. This will help you scan for a certain person's comment a bit quicker. It also looks nice.

GIFs

It is now much, much easier for us to toss a GIF into a post. Like this. So feel free to send along any fun GIFs you think the rest of the Level readers may enjoy.

Full Site vs. Mobile Site

If you don't like how either our mobile version or full site looks on your phone, you can scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and select the other version. Simply click "View Full Site" or "View Mobile Site."

Scroll Through Posts Chronologically

This was available in our original TypePad site, but not in our previous incarnation. You can now click through all posts on the Level via a "<Newer" and "Older>" button on the full site or "<<Previous" and "Next>>" on the mobile site.

In-Post Photo Galleries

This seems pretty nifty. If you check out our post from the Broad Street Run over the weekend, you can see how we can incorporate a bunch of photos into one post and you can see all the thumbs in one spot and what not. Could have some fun with that if you've got any good photo gallery ideas.

Simplified Workflow, More Guest Posts / Photo Galleries

This new system makes things much easier on us in general which is fantastic. That could mean more time for us to give your work a look. If you've had something on your mind about the Phillies that you've been wanting to get off your chest, shoot us an email, and we can talk about posting it. If you take 10 awesome photos while on your road trip to see the Phils in San Fran and want to show them off, shoot us an email.

And as always, change usually means some growing pains. Please let us know of any issues you see so we can try and fix them as quickly as possible.

Thanks for reading.

**Update: Currently you have to be logged into WordPress to leave a comment. We are working on having that switched off.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet 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

Requirements

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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Rhys Hoskins' epic at-bat finishes in heroics as Phillies knock off Dodgers again

Rhys Hoskins' epic at-bat finishes in heroics as Phillies knock off Dodgers again

BOX SCORE

The attendance at Citizens Bank Park for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was just 20,145.

Years from now, it will be quadruple that.

Everyone will say they were there the night Rhys Hoskins went toe-to-toe with Pedro Baez's high-octane fastball and delivered the big hit that helped lift the Phillies to an emotional 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers (see observations).

Hoskins, the Phillies' rookie sensation, had four RBIs in the game, all of them coming on full-count hits in the sixth and seventh innings.

He got the Phillies on the board with an RBI single against Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in sixth inning.

Then, with two outs in the seventh, he lashed a tie-breaking, three-run double to left-center, capping an intense, 10-pitch at-bat in which he saw 10 straight fastballs from Baez. Every pitch in the at-bat ranged from 96 to 98 miles per hour. Hoskins fouled off four straight full-count fastballs before delivering the bases-clearing double.

Hoskins has electrified the Phillies with 18 home runs in a little more than a month, but his reaction to the go-ahead double suggested it might have ranked No. 1 on his personal hit chart. When he reached second base, he raised his arms and pointed euphorically at the dugout, where his teammates were going wild.

"Big situation against a pretty good team," a calmer Hoskins said afterward. "I think the 10-pitch at-bat probably had something to do with it.

"Obviously, the guy throws pretty hard, so he likes his fastball. He made some good pitches, too, with good strikes, not really anything in the middle of the plate. I was just lucky enough to put a good swing on the last one."

The Dodgers aren't just a pretty good team, as Hoskins described them. They are the best team in baseball. The Phillies have the second-worst record in the game. But the Phils have managed to beat the Dodgers two nights in a row — with two of the top pitchers in the game on the mound. The Phils beat three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. Darvish took a no-decision in Tuesday night's game.

Hoskins has played a big role in both wins. He drew a two-out walk against Kershaw in the sixth inning of Monday night's win to extend the inning for Aaron Altherr. Altherr clubbed a decisive grand slam.

Tuesday night's four-RBI performance left Hoskins with 43 in 39 games. Only Albert Pujols had more RBIs (44) in the first 39 games of his career. Joe DiMaggio had 42 RBIs in his first 39 games.

Hoskins' plate discipline and selectivity are already stuff of legend. He saw 30 pitches in four trips to the plate.

"The longer I’m in there, the more pitches I see, the more comfortable I start to feel," he said. "I’m kind of able to hone in on the timing, which is pretty important for me. The more you see it, the more you know what it looks like, the more comfortable you get."

Manager Pete Mackanin marveled at Hoskins' ability to work pitchers into fastball counts.

"He’s not going to get himself out," Mackanin said. "He’s not going to expand the strike zone, which makes him a good hitter. I’m glad we have him. I always think he’s going to do something special the deeper he goes into the count."

Aaron Nola was grateful for Hoskins' big hit in the seventh inning. It made him a winner.

"He was fouling balls off at his neck," said Nola, describing Hoskins' showdown with Baez. "So you get a ball a little bit lower, you knew he was going to time it up finally. He saw 30 pitches in the game. It was just a matter of time that he was going to make them pay for it and he did."

The Phillies are 18-14 at home since the All-Star break. They were once on a collision course for 100 losses. Now they need to win just three of their final 11 games to avoid their first 100-loss season since 1961.

The Dodgers came into Tuesday night's game with a magic number of three to wrap up the NL West title. They will be in Philadelphia for two more days. The Phillies will continue to try to prevent champagne from being sprayed in their ballpark.

"Experience-wise for some of us young guys, this is pretty invaluable," Hoskins said of the competitive atmosphere. "They’re still trying to clinch their division, so it’s just good baseball."

So good that more than 20,145 will say they were there someday.