Take preventative measures now to avoid your 2012 Post Phillies Season Depression. Don’t wait to find yourself at home idly flipping channels trying to find the Phils game, only to realize there isn’t one. Don’t head to your local bar to drown your sorrows in a pint alone and reflect on the 2012 season that wasn’t. And please, please do not fill your newly freed up October weeknights watching Dancing with the Stars.
[Sing up here to play Major League Bocce in Philly this fall]
Instead, join Major League Bocce starting next week for your Tuesday nights out. The 700 Level crew is doing it. Compete with us each week on the custom-designed indoor courts at the Field House in Center City. You can enjoy the $4 Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale and 60 Minute IPA specials. Meet other sports fans and make some new friends. To be clear, bocce is a game enjoyed by people of all ages, but almost universally with a beverage in one hand and a ball in the other. How can you lose under those conditions? You can’t.
Want to start the competition early? You can still submit a photo entry in the Beer and Balls photo contest hosted by The 700Level and Major League Bocce. The contest winner will get a free spot on The 700Level team and space for a “plus one.” Check out the competition and enter now. Every contestant will get a $5 discount on their season with Major League Bocce.
Here are the only stats you need to have a happy fall full of drinking and sports:
- Register for Major League Bocce before October 8th
- Play Tuesdays starting October 16th, concluding December 11th (between 7 and 10PM)
- Drink $4 Dogfish Head drafts at the newly renovated, grown-up Field House (Google map)
*PPSD – Post Phillies Season Depression
What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?
In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.
Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."
It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.
And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.
"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?
The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.
Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.
If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.
"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."
That makes one of us.
The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.
Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.
He later made the announcement on Twitter.
Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.
Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.
"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."
Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.