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Kendrick Owns, Dom Homers, Bullpen Doesn't Ruin Everything in 6-2 Phils Win

Kendrick Owns, Dom Homers, Bullpen Doesn't Ruin Everything in 6-2 Phils Win

There was a point in the season when you felt pretty safe with the Phils leading 6-2 in the ninth inning, but that point certainly hasn't been in the last week, with the Phils choking away leads in five of their last seven games, including a stunning four Jonathan Paplebon blown saves after previously going perfect in save situations for the year. Tonight, however, Papelbon was excused from duty, and though things got a little hairy with ninth-inning man Antonio Bastardo, the Phils escaped without any real damage, securing the four-run win--their largest victory in nearly three weeks, sadly.

The much-maligned Philly bullpen--which was set back even further today with news of the possibly season-long loss of Mike Adams--was mostly let off the hook tonight, thanks to a stellar outing from Kyle Kendrick. After a rough outing two starts ago in Colorado, where he was rocked for seven runs (including two homers) in four and a third, Kendrick appears to have re-discovered the groove that has made this a career year for him, and after a two-run second inning for KK--which was arguably as much about the plays Michael Young and Domonic Brown failed to make in the field as anything Kyle did wrong--he cruised, lasting eight strong innings, striking out six, walking no one and not letting in any further runs. Getting three outs without letting four runs cross isn't nothing for this year's Philly bullpen, but the less we have to ask them to do, the better.

Of course, our pitching did get an all-too-rare assist from our offense tonight, as Dom Brown's homer drought--a season-high 14 games before tonight--finally came to an end on a 2-0 hanger in the third inning, which Dom crushed as a no-doubter to right-center in the third, collecting his 20th longball of the year and putting the Phillies up 3-2. The Phils added to the lead with a couple hits, a couple walks and a wild pitch in the fifth, and that was more than enough to sustain the win. (The seven walks on the game also ties a team-high for the season, so, uh, good eye, guys.)

Series closes tomorrow, with Cole Hamels going against Robbie Erlin, making his second start in the pros. Phils really should be going for the sweep, but will undoubtedly settle for the 2-1 series win, and if Cole can't get it against the Padres and ol' "R. Erlin," it will not bode particularly well for things to come.

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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Sixers to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

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Sixers to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

The Sixers announced on Wednesday morning that they'll be unveiling their fourth edition jersey in the near future to be worn on seven tribute nights with a "Spirit of 76" theme to them.

It will include a bell logo on both the jerseys and at center court of the Wells Fargo Center.

"'Spirit of 76,' introduces a new 'bell' logo, inspired by imagery from Philadelphia's 1976 bicentennial celebration, a special center-court logo signed by 76ers full season ticket members, collectible tickets and membership boxes for season ticket members," the team said in a statement.

The team will also unveil three new sculptures at their Camden training facility to go along with the campaign.

“We are excited to announce the ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign as it provides another incredible opportunity to celebrate the proud tradition of the 76ers with the city of Philadelphia, our fans, players and alumni,” said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chris Heck. “The ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign honors the legendary icons who paved the way for this organization, while recognizing the passion and intensity of our fans.”

The City Edition jerseys will join the Association Edition (home), Icon Edition (road), and Statement Edition jerseys this season.

Below is a list of games for the "Spirit of 76" campaign where the special jerseys and court will be featured.

Thursday, Dec. 21 vs. Toronto Raptors

Friday, Jan. 5 vs. Detroit Pistons 

Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Miami Heat

Friday, Feb. 9 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 

Friday, March 2 vs. Charlotte Hornets

Friday, March 16 vs. Brooklyn Nets

Friday, April 6 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 

And here's a glimpse at the court.