Army-Navy Game, Saturday @ The Linc

Army-Navy Game, Saturday @ The Linc

Photo Credit: Jibay

The 107th gridiron match up between the United States Military Academy  and the United States Naval Academy will take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.  Navy leads the series by 1 with a total of 50 wins.  There have been 7 ties.  The photo above is a picture from the fly-by from last years game.

Sports Talk 950's Jody Mac interviewed Navy color commentator John Feinstein and has made the interview available via podcast.  They talk about the history between the two service academies.  Feinstein also has an interesting solution to the current BCS garbage by having a 6 team playoff.  Pretty cool idea.

Philly is scheduled to host the game in 2008 and 2009 but we're making a bid to get the game here more frequently.  This Annapolis paper has a rather funny take on our fine mayor:

Sporting a hairstyle not dissimilar to that of Don King, the flamboyant
Philadelphia mayor sounded somewhat like the famous boxing promoter
when he declared the city was prepared to make an effort to keep the
Army-Navy game “for all-time.”

Perfect.

>>Jody Mac interviews John Feinstein [MP3]
>>Army-Navy Game [Wikipedia]
>>Philadelphia bids to keep stake in Army-Navy game [The Capital Online]

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.