Whiz Wit Sports was nominated for 2014 PHL 17's Philly Hot List - Best Local Blogger. Voting ends on September 7th and you can vote for Whiz Wit here.
Taney Little League jumped ahead 3-2 then allowed Texas to score four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Taney would cut it to 6-5 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Still trailing 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Zion Spearman hit an RBI triple to tie the game. Taney would win 7-6 after an infield single allowed Spearman to score the winning run. They play again Wednesday night at 7:30 pm against Las Vegas.
The Phillies were looking for the series victory yesterday in San Francisco. Ben Revere notched three more hits today going 3-for-5 and raising his average to .314. but unfortunately the Giants answered. Mike Morse had a great game at the plate for the Giants going 3-for-3 with two runs scored as the Giants went on to win 5-2. More here.
The Eagles announced they will be wearing their black jerseys for the early portion of the season because they have switched to Nike's new Elite 51 uniforms. Because midnight green is a custom color, the Elite 51 Eagles uniforms in midnight green will take longer to produce. More here.
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon "could still be in play for a deal before the end of the month." Cafardo mentions the Detroit Tigers as a possible destination for Papelbon as Detroit needs bullpen help. More here.