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D-Backs Rematch with Phillies And The Locker Room Goes To Sea Isle City

Article Written by Billy Schweim

Originally Published on June 21, 2024

The Arizona DiamondBacks return to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since they beat the Phillies in last year’s National League Championship Series.  It will be a painful reminder for some Phillies fans of how the Phils season ended last year.  The D-Backs are in third place in the National League West so far this season with a 37-38 record.  But Arizona has won five of their last seven games and they top ten in Major League Baseball in Runs Scored, Batting Average, and On-Base Percentage.  Despite injuries to Diamondbacks top pitchers Merrill Kelly and South Jersey product Zac Gallen, young stars Corbin Carroll and Ketel Marte look to prove last year’s outcome wasn’t a fluke. 

The Locker Room with Billy Schweim will be Broadcasting Live from Sea Isle City at Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Pickleball Tournament.  The live show on Saturday, June 22nd from the Sea Isle City Pickleball Courts is being brought to you by McCann Realtors, Capt’n Chucky’s Crab Cake Company, and Bright Spot Cafe of Sea Isle City.  Former Eagles Linebacker Connor Barwin will join us before the start of the tournament to talk about his Foundation.

On Saturday’s show, Mr. “Everything” Josh Hennig will join me on location in Sea Isle City as we broadcast Live from the “Make the World Better” Pickleball tournament. We will squeeze in Phillies' talk along with talking to former Eagles Linebacker Connor Barwin and Make The World Better Foundation Executive Director Jesse Rendell.

In Hour Two, Former Chief of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Tom McCann will join us on location.  Tom was the Chief from 1978 to 1984.  The Beach Patrol Report this week is brought to you by McCann Realtors and Capt’n Chucky’s of Sea Isle City.  This week we will talk with the Lieutenant of the Avalon Beach Patrol Erich Wolf. 

On Sunday’s show, my Locker Room Youth Movement joins me in studio: Producer Nick Earnshaw and "The Intern” Andrew Leeds will help recap the Phillies-Diamondbacks weekend series and get you ready for Sunday’s game.  Every Sunday during the Baseball season we go “On the Mound” with Former Phillies Pitcher Tommy Greene brought to you by Blitz’s Market of Ocean City.  This week coming out of the Bullpen  and filling in for Tommy Greene is Former Phillies Relief pitcher Scott Eyre, a member of the 2008 World Series champion Phillies.

In Hour Two we will talk with Legendary Sports Columnist from the New Jersey Star Ledger, Jerry Izenberg.  Jerry will talk about his new book “Larry Doby in Black & White:The Story of a Baseball Pioneer.  How Doby helped break the color barrier in the American League playing for the Cleveland Indians in 1947. 

All That and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN Radio South Jersey


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