Found December 13, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
Ben Revere came to Philadelphia today to meet the Phillies for the first time and got a few experiences around the City of Brotherly Love and on the high seas to show for it. Listening to Revere on 97.5 the Fanatic with Mike Missanelli and watching him on Comcast Sportsnet,...
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