Let's Go Sweeping

Let's Go Sweeping

The Phils completed the three game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 7-3 win tonight. Doc went seven innings, fanned 10, walked 0, and gave up 2 earned runs. Yawn.

Raul put a number of good passes on the ball (hitting coach term) on his way to going 3-4 (just a triple short of the cycle) with a bomb into the second deck in right and 3 RBI's.

The new old 1-2 combination of Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino combined to go 3-8 with a walk, 2 RBI's (both on a Victorino HR) and 2 steals.

Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson came out of the pen to close it out. The three pitchers this evening had an absurdly ridiculous 12/0 K/BB ratio. This just in, the pitching has been good.

I suppose it bears mentioning that not only did Nats starter John Lannan
fail to get out of the third inning, but he also did not plunk anyone
and break their wrist (although as commenter Phever points out Lannan did hit Shane in the first, but did not break any of his bones). Success.

In case you've been caught up with the various injury news and intermittent offensive struggles your Phillies are 21-9. Yeah, your squad is playing .700 baseball despite being without their All Star second baseman, their starting catcher, and two closers.

Finally, Jayson Werth went just 3-10 with 3 K's over his three-game return to CBP. Come back anytime.

NOTES

- CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury reports that Chase Utley will head to Florida for some extended spring training, perhaps as soon as Friday.

- Roy Oswalt returned to the team and may pitch on Saturday.

- Joe Blanton tossed a bullpen session today and may make a start on Monday.

- Nationals reliever Todd Coffey somehow got a bloody nose while on the mound. He's the picture of physical fitness, so I can't imagine how or why he got a nose bleed. That's one healthy lad.

- Jimmy Rollins picked up his 350th career stolen base. Shane notched his 150th steal on the same play. Double steal!

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

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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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.

The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.

The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.

It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.

There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there. 

Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.