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Shane Victorino Traded to Dodgers

Shane Victorino Traded to Dodgers

And aloha means goodbye...

Shane Victorino, one of the core players on the 2008 WFC Phillies, has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for big right-handed middle reliever Josh Lindblom and a prospect, RHP Ethan Martin. The trade was first reported by Yahoo's Tim Brown. Shane was a pain in the ass quite a bit, but more often than not he was a pain in the ass for opposing teams.

[PHOTO GALLERY: Shane Victorino's warmest L.A. memories]

Victorino provided some of the most memorable moments of the magical 2008 run. His grand slam off of C.C. Sabathia and the Brewers is near the top of my list of best sporting moments ever witnessed in person. His game-tying homer in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers was a thing of beauty, a real changing point. He played the villain wonderfully in that L.A. series, inciting a real rivalry between the two teams. You can throw at Shane Victorino, Hiroki Kuroda, just don't throw at his head.

Here's video of Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen calling Shane's amazing grand slam off of Sabathia (via the defunct Fightins):

Like I said, loved that guy.

While as odd as it is to see Vic get sent back to the team the Phillies originally got him from in the Rule 5 draft, it's strangely fitting. He's the prototypical player you hate on opposing teams and love on your own. L.A. fans will do a 180 right quick and learn to embrace the Flyin' Hawaiian. Plus, he did tremendous work in the Philadelphia community. I'm sure he'll continue those efforts wherever he plants his next roots.

Victorino was an integral part of the greatest run in franchise history. For that, he'll always be remembered fondly by the South Philly faithful.

He will most certainly be missed manning center field at Citizens Bank Park for the Philadelphia Phillies.

No questions asked.


What were some of your favorite Shane memories from over the years? 

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers


Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers

After getting hit by a pitch on the hand on Tuesday night, catcher Jorge Alfaro is back in the lineup for the Phillies, who are aiming for a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.

On Wednesday, Alfaro was replaced by Andrew Knapp, who had one hit in three at-bats in a rare start.

Freddy Galvis, hitless in his last two games, is 4 for 7 with a homer and three RBIs against Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda.

For the first time in the last several weeks, cleanup hitter Rhys Hoskins is not in the spotlight for the Phillies. Instead, the attention has been on Aaron Altherr, who will try to finish an impressive series in style. Altherr, who hits fifth again on Thursday, is 5 for 11 with three homers and nine RBIs in the first three games against Los Angeles.

Odubel Herrera, who batted third last night and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, hits sixth. His season batting average from that spot in the order is .340. 

Here is today's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Nick Williams, RF
4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
5. Aaron Altherr, LF
6. Odubel Herrera, CF
7. Jorge Alfaro, C
8. JP Crawford, 3B
9. Mark Leiter, P

Here is the Dodgers lineup: 

1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Justin Turner, 3B
3. Cody Bellinger, 1B
4. Yasiel Puig, RF
5. Curtis Granderson, LF
6. Chase Utley, 2B
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Logan Forsythe, SS
9. Kenta Maeda, P