Found December 24, 2011 on Phillies Nation:
It’s that time of year that gets you in the mood to be jolly. The biggest of all holidays is loved by all, for many reasons. Phillies prospects are no different. I checked in recently with several minor leaguers to find out what stands out for them as reasons to get excited for Christmas.Highly ranked lefty pitching prospect and the Phils’ #1 draft choice last year, Jesse Biddle (pictured), took part….as did outfielders Brian Gump, Tyson Gillies and another former top draft selection Anthony Hewitt…right-handed hurler Tyler Knigge also offered his thoughts along with slugging first baseman Jim Murphy.What’s your favorite holiday movie?Jesse Biddle: My favorite movie is easily “Elf” with Will Ferrell because he plays a character perfect for my sense of humor. There is something about the innocent slapstick humor that I find hilarious.Brian Gump: Probably “Nightmare Before Christmas”, I think that counts as a Christmas movie right? It’s just a really imaginative movie and i...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from PN!

On behalf of the entire Phillies Nation team – Brian, Rob, Nick, Amanda, Corey, Kieran, Jay, Jon, and Ian- I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. We certainly hope Santa stops at your house this Christmas and brings you an abundance of Phillies related gifts. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends, as well!We’d like to thank you for sticking...

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There’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Phillies are in an elite class of baseball teams today. There’s no doubt they were a special team when they won the World Series back in 2008. There’s no doubt that all of the success of this success is due to Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Jr., right? Both in their tenure made a few big additions by adding the likes of Brad Lidge, Roy Oswalt...

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In June 2009, when I was trying to find a job after graduating college, I started writing for a small Phillies blog run by a longtime friend of mine, Paul Boye. He wasn’t doing much with it, I figured, so why not let me on board? That site, The Phrontiersman, trundled along for a while at about 1,500 hits a month for seven months. We each probably posted about twice or three times...

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Some silly Phillies fans are spreading ugly Twitter rumors that the Mets are going to trade David Wright to their goofy little team.Silly Phillies fans.The team would have to throw in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, that bell they broke and a Pat's King of Steaks stand to go alongside the Shake Shack for us to even begin the conversation. For one thing, nothing good comes of a trade...

MTR Baseball Beat 12-22-2011

MTR Baseball Beat is hosted by Bill Zeltman and a variety of journalists. The show covers MLB with an emphasis on the Philadelphia Phillies. MTR Baseball Beat’s latest podcast is now available. You can listen on’s new 24/7 online radio station by clicking here, by subscribing to our Podcast in iTunes, (Search for or by clicking on the...
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