You see that picture to the right? That's Pat Burrell roughly 4 nanoseconds before watching strike three zoom into the catchers mitt.
It just so happened that I found myself with some great seats for Monday's game against the Cubbies at Citizens Bank Park. When I walked into the suite I noticed the label on our neighboring suite read The Lieber Family. If you've sat in a suite at CBP you'd know that you have your little inside area with a bar setup and TV, etc. But in the outside seating portion you are basically sitting next to the suites to your right and left, much like any other seat in the park.
Perhaps one of the more awkward situations I've been in at a baseball game occurred when one of the young ladies I was with who had never been to a Phillies game said something to the effect of, "this guy is really sucking, huh?" This after Lieber gave up a 3 run homer in the first inning. Being roughly 4-6 seats away, the look on many of the Lieber clan's faces was rather unpleasant.
Anyway, the Phillies performance as a whole was pretty similar.
The one positive from the evening was the atmosphere at the park for portions of the game. The Phillies gave all fans a towel with the Phillies 'P' on it. When Jose Hernandez came to pinch hit with the bases loaded, the vibe in the crowd was electric. The entire park was waving their towels in anticipation and excitement even though the Phillies were down by 6 runs. Hernandez hit a grand slam and the crowd ate it up.
I can't imagine what this place would feel like in a real playoff atmosphere. It'd be awesome.
A video of Ryan Howard NOT hitting his 58th HR and a picture after the jump.
This video is a waste of your time. It looked good before I uploaded it to YouTube, I swear.
Position Title: Intern
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
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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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.