Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We've narrowed it down to the finalists. Now cast your vote for the best.
Baseball season is in full swing. The teams are competing, and so are Patch's baseball fans. We’ve narrowed the list down to the greatest fan in each our Patch towns, and now it’s time to see who is the greatest among them. The winner will get a prize package valued at $250, including sporting gear, signed baseball memorabilia, and time at the batting cage. See below for the details. The local winners are (Click to read more about the local winners): All you need to do to vote is let us know your favorite in the comments area. Tell us the Patch in which your favorite won. (Each photo is labeled in the caption area.) Just a reminder that you can only vote once per day and any negative comments will be removed and not counted as votes. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Mt. Airy resident Jim Harris was named the area's greatest baseball fan in a recent contest.
Chestnut Hill Patch recently ran a contest in search of the area's greatest baseball fan. We asked readers to submit photos of themselves and their fandom for other readers to vote on. Jim Harris did everyone one better by submitting a song he wrote with his band about the Phillies. I recently asked Jim some questions about his fandom. Patch: So you wrote a song, tell me about how that came about? Jim: My band, Saint Mad, writes a new Phillies song every spring. This was our latest. We're all big Phillie fans. Patch: What's your favorite Phillie memory? Jim: I was around for the Championships in 1980 and 2008, but my favorite memory was seeing the 1993 Phils win the National Leaugue Championship. Even though they eventually lost to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Our winner will now go on to compete in the regional competition, starting April 10.
Congratulations to Jim Harris. He is Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch’s greatest baseball fan 2013. Last week, we asked for nominations and Jim Harris sent in this video by his band. Jim Harris will now move on to the regional competition, which starts April 10 and have a chance to win $250 in prizes. Prizes: Here’s a basic rundown of the rules:
Friday, March 29, 2013
You now have until Saturday night to get in your fan photos and win a chance at $100 in sporting equipment, a batting cage MVP card, an autographed baseball and photos.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
5K runs are plentiful, as usual. Which will fit your schedule?
Tired of hibernating? Lace up your shoes and get out amongst the runners for a race in April. The Philadelphia area has plenty of options, as seen below. But if you know of another local race that readers should know about, please tell us in the comments section at the end. The Zombie Run Irish Memorial 5K Walk, Roll, Run for Thought, Race for Recovery Footsteps For Friends 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Running for Kling: 5K Run/Walk for WCU Grad Tracy Kling LaManna Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run Strides for SPARC Second Annual Spring Into Fitness Run Rick's Run 5K 18th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence Conshy 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk Philly Run Wild—Save the Orangutans 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's an hour or so up Interstate 476 to the triple-A affiliate IronPigs' stadium, where a new gimmick is getting a lot of attention.
Urination-controlled video games are being installed this season at the home ballpark of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, triple-A minor league affiliate to the Phillies, the team announced Tuesday. Bethlehem Patch reported the men's restroom games from Captive Media are a first in North America. The attached YouTube clip shows response to the games in the United Kingdom. Sensors detect the stream in each urinal and manipulate the game shown on the screen above. "Players" will have their high scores recorded and displayed in the stadium, where the types of games will rotate throughout the season. If you weren't sure whether you'd attend an IronPigs' game this season, is the novelty of this concept enough to sway you? What do you think of this …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see these great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10-16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on the…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gerald Caldwell is honored by Liberty Mutual for his positive impact on athletes.
Thursday, March 21
The following is a press release. Gerald Caldwell, a coach for Mt. Airy Baseball, has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach Award presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance for his positive impact on youth athletes. The award – named for coaches who strive to win while pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports – carries a $250 prize, a trophy and mention within the websites and newsletters of Positive Coaching Alliance (www.PositiveCoach.org) and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program (ResponsibleSports.com). “Gerald helps youth athletes win on and off the field,” said Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and author of eight books on youth sports, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Get the full schedule for watching the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Philadelphia.
With March Madness kicking off on Tuesday, sports fan are going to have the chance to watch more than 30 basketball games in the course of a week. Use this guide below to see which games will be on when, and what channel will broadcast them. To get local information for each of these channels, check out their sites below. For more information about the tournament, check out the NCAA's March Madness homepage here.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …