I had the pleasure of interviewing the always-fun Tony Luke Jr. for Phillies Nation TV. We had some extra time so we found out how “Philly” is Tony Luke Jr.!
The full interview, about five minutes in length, will air May 21, 2013 at 6 PM on the Comcast Network!
I had the pleasure of interviewing TV star Marc Summers for Phillies Nation TV and we had some fun, shooting a promo of some impromptu, fast-paced questions with Marc. It was a blast!
From YouTube: http://www.philliesnation.com – Marc Summers sits down with Ian Riccaboni of Phillies Nation in a preview of next week’s episode of Phillies Nation TV. Ian grills Marc on Philly-related questions to see in fact just “How Philly is Marc Summers???”
Originally posted this morning at Phillies Nation:
Many of the questions submitted for the PN Mailbag focused primarily on the likelihood or the ability of the Phillies to sign Josh Hamilton. Often times, it’s easier just to explain something like that with pictures. Keep in mind, this is not a ringing endorsement or anything of the like, just a nice flowchart showing that yes, the Phillies do have $21.5 million in AAV available for 2013. Thanks to my colleague Corey Seidman for crunching these numbers in his fantastic article from Thursday, which has even further explanation as to how the Phillies are this far under the luxury tax threshold. Click on the flowchart to make it larger.
Six Star Whey Protein Does Not Pass the Taste Test.
The nutrition market is filled with tens of hundreds of different protein brands, all proclaiming their advantages over the others. I, like millions of other Americans who cannot stomach eating the necessary quantities of chicken and/or tuna, turn to protein to help maintain physical gains made while exercising.
Some brands promote the amount of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) that aid in muscle growth while others promote their low-caloric content. Six Star promoted that it had 52 grams of protein per serving, two scoops, which is definitely on the higher end of most proteins.
What they don’t tell you is that that the scoops are: 1.) Gigantic and 2.) Have very little flavor. I mix my protein with water and usually pick one of two can’t-mess-it-up flavors: chocolate or strawberry. Optimum Nutrition’s All-Natural Chocolate, despite having no artificial flavors, tasted wonderful and mixed well with water, bananas, coffee, and/or peanut butter. Six Star did not – mixing it with water led to a very watery taste, whether with 12 or 16 ounces. The only difference was the 12 ounce attempts were thicker but lacked any taste.
Recommendation to avoid – the low price tag does not make up for the lack of taste and middling nutritional value.
When I Googled where the nearest Arby’s was in relation to my house, I groaned when the ETA said 20+ minutes. Little did I know the treasure I would find. Food was delicious, went with the Arby Melt as Eat This, Not That recommends. Couldn’t avoid the delicious potato cakes, however.
It’s beautiful – the original Arby’s neon cowboy hat. Located in Trevose, PA on Street Road.
For the second week in a row, I join my partners in baseball banter Pat Gallen, Corey Seidman, and Jay Floyd to discuss the 2012 Phillies Trade deadline moves on Episode 21 of Phillies Nation TV!
Had a lot of fun out in Reading, PA, also known as Baseballtown, with my colleague Pat Gallen from Phillies Nation to check out the Eastern League All-Star Game. I caught up with first baseman Darin Ruf and shortstop Troy Hanzawa and got their thoughts on the AS Game, playing in front of their hometown crowd, and the atmosphere of Baseballtown. Thank you to everyone at Reading for a great time!