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 …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Fightins have caught fire in September and are making an incredibly late wild card push. Do you believe?
Before heading into a dreadful series in Houston in which they lost three of four to the worst team in the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies were three games out of the second wild card spot in the National League. A six-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins yielded one of the best homestands in franchise history, and the sports talk stations were abuzz at the turnaround that the Philadelphia Phillies, a team given up for dead at the trading deadline in late July, had made. Today, even after Cliff Lee K'd 10 Mets and the Phightin's knocked two homeruns off Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey, they're a half-game worse off than when they entered the weekend, with four teams yet to pass and not a lot of road left ahead. …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Did the Phillies make the right move?
The Phillies are keeping their guy. Pitcher Cole Hamels has inked a six-year contract extension worth $144 million just days before the trade deadline, putting to bed rumors that the Phils wouldn't keep the 28-year-old ace. With the Phillies going 7-4 since the All-Star break, it seems as if the front office wants to keep their core players in place and make a run for the playoffs in the second half of the season. Can it happen? (Vote in our poll below.) Hamels' deal, which gained exposure on Twitter in the middle of the night and was official this morning, is the second largest signed by a starting pitcher. Yankees leftie CC Sabathia signed a seven-year, $161-million contract in 2008. The Hamels extension keeps the 2008 World Series MVP …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The 10/11-year-old team won the crown Friday.
Haddonfield Little League's 10/11-year-old all star team won the District 13 Championship Friday with a 12-0 shutout of Collingswood. So last night the boys came out gunning… they mercy-ruled Collingswood 11-0! Three of our guys (RJ, Luke and Gav) hit huge homers and Gav threw an amazing shutout! Collingswood was the only team we lost (5-6) to during the six team tournament, then both Collingswood and Haddonfield advanced to the best out of 3. Haddonfield lost game one (5-6) in wrenching extra innings (again!) to Collingswood. Thursday, they won game two (10-6) and last night they came out crushing the ball, with few errors and some truly awesome fielding! Are they really only 11?!(Don’t know how long the nerves of all the parents and …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Three teams represent South Jersey in the annual tournament.
The South Jersey rosters for the annual Carpenter Cup Classic—the annual all-star tourney run by the Phillies—are out, with play scheduled to begin Sunday, June 10 at FDR Park in Philadelphia. Olympic-Colonial and Tri-Cape face off Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. at Ashburn Field in FDR Park, while Burlington County faces Berks County on June 12 at 9 a.m., with the second round slated for later in the week. Olympic-Colonial: Tri-Cape: Burlington County:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Opening day is March 24, but registration must be completed as soon as possible.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Registration for Haddonfield Little League 2012 spring season is now open. The board of directors is busy planning a fun and competitive baseball season. The league encourages parents to please register your son or daughter as early as possible. Parents may register their players at http://www.haddonfieldbaseball.org. Haddonfield Little League has adopted a policy which encourages players to play with their grade-level peer group. When registering, select the register button for the appropriate league for your player based upon his or her grade level. If already registered from past HLL programs, spring or fall, please be sure to log into the system with your email and the password that was assigned at first registration. In order to avoid…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Matt Binder plans to play for the Pennsylvania school in the fall.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Haddonfield Memorial High School baseball player Matt Binder made a commitment Tuesday to attend Millersville University in the fall of 2012 and also pitch for the Marauders.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
West Deptford scores three unearned run in the sixth inning to earn a 6-4 win over Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group II finals.
After playing a crisp brand of baseball to work its way into the Group II South Jersey finals, the Haddonfield Memorial High School baseball team had a bit of an off day on Friday. And as a result, a championship slipped out of its grasp. The No. 8-ranked Bulldawgs held a one-run lead in the sixth inning, but saw a couple of defensive miscues haunt them as No. 10 West Deptford scored three times in the inning to claim the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II championship with a 6-4 victory at Spicer Field. (Click here for a photo gallery of the game.) The Bulldawgs committed three errors on the day and were unable to track down a pair of fly balls in the sixth that allowed the Eagles to plate three runs. “We are two teams that know each other and …
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Bulldawgs fall 6-4 to the West Deptford Eagles Friday in the South Jersey Group II title game.
Read a full account of the game at "Bulldawgs Title Hopes Dashed in Group II Final."
The Bulldawgs will play conference rival West Deptford Friday in SJ Group 2 championship.
During one of his routines, comedian Ron White talks about growing up in a small Texas town and the inherent fact that there are few secrets between residents. At one point, White talks about an encounter with a local officer of the law “who I had literally known all my life, you know what I mean? This guy lived four doors down from me in a town of less than 400 people. We've met.” Now, Haddonfield is a town of more than 400 people, as is West Deptford, but the simple fact is, the two schools are both members of the Colonial Conference. The football teams met for the Group 2 title last December. The teams regularly play each other in soccer, field hockey, wrestling, basketball and so on and so forth. In other words, the Bulldawgs and …