Easter Weekend Marks the Return of Spring Sports Season
Article Written by Bill Schweim
Contributing Author(s): Josh Hennig
Originally Published on April 7, 2023
Easter weekend is here and as we transition from winter sports to the spring, we welcome the new MLB Baseball season along with the Sixers' return to the NBA playoffs while the Flyers close out their dreadful season. Easter is a special time of year; the old saying such as "April showers bring May flowers" we hope means the Sixers will bloom in the playoffs and make a deep run this spring. After Joel Embiid’s herculean performance against the Celtics on Tuesday Night, the Sixers proved to their fans that they can beat one of their oldest rivals in the NBA, but also proved to themselves they can win games ugly, which will benefit them in an Eastern Conference playoffs that will be challenging.
The Philadelphia Phillies got off to another bad start this season and after compiling a 1-5 record, postponed their Home Opener despite there being no rain on Thursday afternoon. The Phillies have surrendered 45 runs in their first six games this season and now host the 3-2 Cincinnati Reds for a 3-game series. Let's hope the Phillies pitchers find their groove and energize the home crowd!! The Locker Room with Billy Schweim will talk about it all and wish everyone a Happy Easter.
On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin joins me in the studio as we will talk about the Sixers chances of going deep in the NBA playoffs. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his unique perspective on betting this weekend's games. We will also recap the postponed Phillies home opener and look ahead to the baseball weekend. Plus, the Eagles prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft and we will take a look at some of our favorite options with their 10th and 30th picks in the first round of the draft.
On Sunday’s show, once again The Locker Room Youth Movement returns to the studio with Producer Danny Ryan and "The Intern" Andrew Leeds join me as we reflect on the week in Philly sports. Every Sunday we go “On The Mound” with Tommy Greene brought to you by the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers. The Locker Room wishes Tommy a Happy Birthday; Greene is a year wiser and gives us his thoughts on the Phillies slow start to the season. The Sixers play their final regular season game against the Nets on Sunday afternoon and we will preview the game.
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12 noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio.
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