The City, along with the Phillies and Major League Baseball, unveiled the new Ryan Howard Training Center at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philadelphia Thursday. The 7,500 square foot training center was added to the existing recreation center, and is state of the art.
The Phillies may currently be in a slump, but first baseman Ryan Howard is doing fine, for this time around, he has found a buyer for his spacious estate in Blue Bell.
The final sale price of $2.525 million is a little bit below Howard’s asking price of $2.69 million for this second listing — the first was in 2014 — but it nonetheless represents the highest sale price for a home in the Wissahickon School District in nearly three years, according to agent Cary Simons Nelson of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, which represented the buyer in the transaction. Read more »
Police have cited and arrested the man they say threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard during a Phillies game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, June 4th.
Sidney Smith, 21, of Wilmington, Delaware, turned himself in at the South Detective Division on Friday, according to police. He was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released. Read more »
I was sitting on the banks of the Schuylkill River with my boyfriend, Brad, and our friend Conor last year, outside of the Art Museum, when Conor said: “What was the best day of your life?” Conor and Brad were smoking cigars, which seemed to incline them both toward philosophical reflection. Brad said, “The day the Phillies won the World Series.” I said, “Me too!” Only we were talking about two different days.
I was referring to the 1980 victory, which I watched on a small TV with my dad and other customers at Towne Pizza at 19th and Pine. Everyone went absolutely bonkers, including my dad, who never cared at all about sports. Of course, the victory wasn’t about baseball, per se. It was about Philadelphia. It was also pure joy unfettered by knowledge (I was 12), and it suffused my entire body. Read more »
Police are investigating after a fan allegedly threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard during Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Howard alerted a security guard when an aluminum Bud Light Lime bottle landed near his feet during his walk back to the dugout – he’d just grounded out in the ninth inning, the Inquirer reports. Read more »
After a rough couple of seasons, the Phillies are turning things around so far this year, sitting at 16-11 after a 1-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis Tuesday night. The one run came on a home run off the bat of Ryan Howard, who already has six on the season.
It looks like Ryan is trying to take the positive vibes from the plate into the real estate market, as Philly.com reports that he has recently put his home in Blue Bell back on the market. Howard, who also has property in Rittenhouse, tried to sell the home in 2014. Like the Phils were in 2014, however, he was uncuccessful.
Now, after a significant price cut, it’s back on the market. The home has six bedrooms, seven full and one half bathrooms and 8,921 square feet of interior space, and was refurbished last year for $500,000. The first floor has hardwood flooring and a gourmet kitchen with handcrafted cabinets, granite counters and a butler’s pantry with copper sink and wine cooler between the kitchen and dining room. The home also comes with a walkout basement, a gym, a movie theater and a sauna. Outside, a manicured lawn frames the house’s stone exterior. In the back, there’s a large slate and brick patio, a pool, pool house and fire pit.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 7 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,921
ADDITIONAL INFO: It’s got a three-car attached garage and a three-car detached garage that has a finished area with a full bath above it.
501 Deerfield Ct., Blue Bell, Pa. 19422
- 501 Deerfield Ct., Blue Bell, Pa. 19422 [Amy Brooks | Bristol Real Estate]
Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard is denying an Al Jazeera report he used performance enhancing drugs, and his attorney is threatening to sue the TV network for the allegations. The source of Al Jazeera’s report has recanted his allegations.
William Burck. the attorney for both Howard and the Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman — also named in the report — told 6ABC court action could be forthcoming. Read more »
The Daily News has a big story today about Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and his legal fight over money with family members. It’s a bit complex — based on suits and counter-suits (which you can read below), and props to reporter David Murphy for untangling it all — so let’s try to break it down to its component pieces:
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These are the saddest of possible words:
“Rollins to Utley to Howard”
Trio of Phillies, all in their thirties,
Rollins and Utley and Howard.
An NL East dynasty turned into rubble
If they’re all back next year, problems may double
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
“Rollins and Utley and Howard”
With apologies to Franklin Pierce Adams
The Philadelphia Phillies finished up their season yesterday the same way they finished the last three: Out of the playoffs. The Phils finished with a 73-89 record for the second consecutive year. In yesterday’s finale, Cole Hamels pitched well and took the loss — an event that happened far too often for a pitcher that posted a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts but finished with just a 9-9 record.
With the Phillies out of the playoffs, I thought I’d share some of my favorite animated GIFs I made of Phillies games this season.