Major League Bocce Coming to Philly

Major League Bocce Coming to Philly

Bocce! You've probably played it at the beach or at your summer BBQ, but now you can play it in an organized league (!). A good friend of mine who I became friends with while living in Washington, DC from 2007-2009 is the founder of the DC Bocce League that has over 2,000 people who played in their league this summer. They're expanding and bringing bocce to Philadelphia this fall.

You can read more about how organized bocce works and sign up to play this fall on the Major League Bocce: Philly website.

You obviously don't need to be as athletic as DeSean Jackson or Hunter Pence to play bocce. And you certainly don't need to be athletic at all to take part in the post-game beer drinking. There are bar specials after every game and you even get a t-shirt! It's a great chance to get out and do something different, meet some new people, play some bocce, and drink some beers.

Games this fall will take place at Starr Garden Recreation Center located at 7th & Lombard.

More Info: Major League Bocce: Philly

And a couple videos:

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.