Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Phillies usually get off to a bad start in April. And they are once again this year.
They say you can't win the season in April. But you could certainly lose it. And after the first month of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are letting April showers drown them. They stand at 9-14 going into Friday night's game against the New York Mets. Five games under .500 and their worst start since 2006. Basically there's one word to sum up their performance so far this season: pathetic. The starting pitching has been inconsistent. The bullpen has gotten rocked. The offensive bats aren't just cold; they're pretty much icy. The defense stinks. The fundamentals are lacking. Pathetic. Case in point was Roy Halladay's performance Wednesday night. The pitcher has turned things around since a shaky start and question marks about his …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Sign your son or daughter up now for baseball and softball seasons.
Does your son or daughter want to play Little League baseball or softball? Well the Township recently added one extra in-person registration to its schedule. You can register your child this Saturday, Jan. 26 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Upper Moreland Little League Complex located on Fairhill Street off of York Road. Registrations after Jan. 26 will only be accepted through the online forms ($2.50 convenience charge per player) and a $10 late free per player will also be assessed. Online registrations will be available at any time throughout the day. VIDEO: Upper Moreland Little League Celebrates 60 Years The cost per child is $110 and each family will be capped at $210. Interested members can pay by cash, check or credit card. …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
With a portion of the funding already secured, the group plans to break ground in April
When your high school baseball team wins a championship but lacks a field to call home, what do you do? According to Mike Cavanaugh of the Field Of Dreams Project, you build them a new one. "Upper Moreland High School used to have their own field, but now they're the only varsity program that doesn't play on site at the school," said Cavanaugh, who founded the Field of Dreams project along with Robert Casey and Ken Jennings. "We want to get it back to the school so more students can go to the games. They won a championship last year, but they don't have a crowd because most of the students can't get there." The project is scheduled to break ground on the new field sometime in April, as they plan to grade and seed the field before summer…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It's been an incredible week for Philadelphia fans, as the Eagles got off to a nice start to their 2011 campaign, and the Phillies did the unthinkable by taking three of four from the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Welcome back, Patch readers! Let's breakdown the Eagles first game of the season, and then jump to baseball as the magic number steadily drops to zero. Get some! Eagles 31 - Rams 13 The Eagles got off to nice start to their season with an 18-point road victory over the St. Louis Rams, who many consider to be a dark-horse candidate for the playoffs this year. Passing Offense: B- Vick's completion percentage was rubbish, but the Rams have a solid front-four, and their coach is known for his blitzing scheme. Vick's ability to scramble effectively stopped the first-half blitz craze, and accounted for another touchdown on an amazing throw off his back foot while in retreat. The touchdown pass to Desean Jackson will make defensive coordinators…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The joy of a 6-year-old’s baseball birthday party proves too much for Montco Mommy.
I had been planning it for months. My son’s birthday party was going to be spectacular. I booked the venue three months before the party, and had everything lined up perfectly so that all could attend. It was going to be epic. As you know, this Montco Mommy takes birthdays for her kids pretty seriously. I like everything to be perfect. I want, most of all, for my children to be happy. Their birthday is their super special day. Nothing can go wrong. But, for the first time in my history of planning my children’s parties, something did. I messed up. It all started with an idea. At a recent Reading Phillies baseball game, I saw that children could spend the entire game playing in a heated pool located in right field. What better place for a 6…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This week, we'll take a look at a questionable call by MLB Umpire Joe West, and we'll post up the Philadelphia Eagles official 53-man roster.
Welcome back, Patch readers! Get your replay ready! Fan Interference? It was a tough weekend for the Phillies, watching David Herdon give up home run after home run on Saturday night, only to watch the Fightins lose again on Sunday in 14 innings. Still, Herdon's struggles and back-to-back losses have seemingly taken a backseat to a questionable fan-interference call by Umpire Joe West during Sunday's series finale in South Florida. At issue is the use of instant replay to overturn a Hunter Pence double in the 6th inning of Sunday's loss. According to the official MLB rules, instant replay may only be used in determining a home run call. “instant replay will apply only to home run calls—whether they are fair or foul, whether they have left …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Phour for Phour a weekly look at sports news.
Welcome back, Patch readers! This week we'll take a look back at some of the prominent stories from the past week, including a red-hot Phillies squad, a long overdue brawl, and Desean Jackson's arrival to training camp. Let's get it started! The Bean Brawl There's plenty of bad blood between the Phillies and the Giants, dating back to last season when Jonathan Sanchez hit Chase Utley in the back with a fastball. Utley casually tossed the ball back to Sanchez, which resulted in a tense back and forth between the two players. The Giants later ended the Phillies hopes of back-to-back-to-back World Series appearances with a 4-2 series victory over the reigning National League champs in the 2010 NLCS. This season, the Giants came into Citizens…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
According to Upper Moreland Little League tournament team manager Chuck Jones, Little League baseball is about teaching children to love the game.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
For many coaches in the Little League, the lesson they teach the most is that baseball is a team sport. “The coaches and parents were so proud of the boys,” Chuck Jones, an Upper Moreland Little League coach, said. “They were playing as a team and playing their hearts out.” Jones, who has coached Upper Moreland Little League for the past three years, is the team manager for this year’s Upper Moreland tournament team for 7-year-olds. According to Jones, a tournament team is comprised of Little League players that performed well enough during the regular season to participate in post-season tournament play. For the Upper Moreland 7-year-old tournament team, Jones said that of the 25 players suggested for participation, 13 were selected to …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Part 1 of this weekly sports column will talk baseball, and since the NFL lockout is now officially over, part II of this week's Phour for Phour will be all about NFL player movements.
Welcome to a special two-part edition of Phour for Phour! With the NFL lockout officially over, and the MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, we’ve decided to break our weekly column into two parts. Let’s first take a look at some of the wild trade rumors that surround the Phillies as they close in on Sunday’s trade deadline. Batter up! There’s been a bunch of speculation revolving around possibly moving Domonic Brown or Vance Worley in a trade for a right-handed bat. I’m here to tell you that moving either player would be an historically bad decision. First, consider the fact that the Phillies are leading the National League in offense during the month of July, averaging just over six runs scored per game. Sure, a right-handed bat is…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In light of a stellar season, local residents want to treat Upper Moreland Baseball to a ‘most ambitious project.’
Nicknamed the "Field of Dreams" project, Upper Moreland residents banded together to plan the construction of a new baseball field, in light of the school district's base ball team’s stellar season. The team earned a 16–4 season, and went on to achieve the PIAA District 1 Class AAA baseball championship game. “Our baseball team this year had an excellent season,” Donald Warner, a UMSD school board member, said to the July 18 Community Development Committee. “We just felt that it was about time to give them a field they deserve for the quality of play they give—it’s nicknamed the ‘Field of Dreams.’” Warner said that the field’s construction will come to a zero cost for the school district, as local residents will donate all construction and…