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Thank You, Chris Young: Mets outfielder’s error leads to end of Phillies game in 14th inning

Thank You, Chris Young: Mets outfielder’s error leads to end of Phillies game in 14th inning

The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets were on track to extend Friday’s stalemate deep into Saturday morning. It seemed entirely plausible this baseball game was never going to end.

Then Mets rightfielder Chris Young misplayed the routine-est of fly balls with zero outs in the bottom of the 14th inning, and even though this is the Phillies we’re talking about, at that point there was no delaying the inevitable. A few batters later, something called Reid Brignac raked a bases-loaded single, and the Fightins were walk-off winners by a 6-5 final after a swift five hours and 23 minutes that seemed to just fly by if you were doing something other than watching.

I guess this goes to show that no matter how bad things get for the Phils, we still have the LOLMets. With the victory, Philadelphia moves into a fourth-place tie in the NL East with… the Mets. Damn.

On second thought, you know what? These two teams deserve each other. And now, for our viewing pleasure, this five-game series will continue until Monday.

In all seriousness though, good win for the Phillies—unless you’re actively rooting for them to lose, which some of you undoubtedly are. A.J. Burnett struck out 11, and the bullpen combined to pitch seven scoreless innings. Domonic Brown belted a three-run homer, while Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz and Brignac contributed multi-hit games.

Plus, Brignac got to play the hero, which good for him, whoever he is. He should probably send a thank you note or get well soon card to Chris Young though.

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

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.

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.

Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.

Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.

When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."