Article Written by Billy Schweim
Contributing Author(s): Josh Hennig
Originally Published on August 4, 2023
The Philadelphia Phillies return home after taking three out of four games from a pesky Miami Marlins team that remains in the National League Wild Card Race, a half game out of the final wild-card spot. The Phillies, nine games over .500 this season and sitting in the second wild-card spot, look to get separation in the wildcard race by welcoming to Philadelphia the second-worst team in the American League, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are 14-39 away from home but swept the Mets before heading to Philly. Let’s hope the Phillies can take advantage of the Royals and continue to solidify their standing in the NL Wild Card Race.
The Philadelphia Eagles continue with Training Camp in South Philly. With no major injuries to report, the biggest news out of camp was the unveiling of their new Kelly Green uniforms. I LOVE Them!!! On the field, the Eagles have some position battles for who will start at Right Guard and Safety this season after an offseason where the Birds lost five starters from last year's team. Also, the Eagles coaches are keeping an eye on the Running Backs with two new players competing for playing time: Rashaad Penny and D'Andre Swift.
Finally, the first Friday night in August marks the second biggest Lifeguard Race of the South Jersey Summer Season. The Margate Memorial Lifeguard Championship is Friday Night coverage on 973 ESPN starts at 6 pm. The Locker Room with Billy Schweim crew featuring former Chief of the Longport Beach Patrol Dan Adams, former Lieutenants of the Ocean City Beach Patrol John McShane and Jack Brooks will be broadcasting Live from the beach in Margate covering all the action. The Margate Memorial Lifeguard Race features the Singles Row, the Swim, and the Doubles Row. Every beach patrol from Brigantine to Cape May Point will compete for the prestigious Margate Memorial Trophy as the best and will be seen as the team to beat in next Friday’s South Jersey Lifeguard Championship for Lifeguard supremacy.
On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin joins me in the studio as we recap the Phillies vs Royals Friday Night game and the Phils' trades at the deadline plus Trea Turner's struggles. The Eagles are eight days away from their first preseason game of 2023 and we will look at how the Eagles roster is developing. In Hour Two is the Beach Patrol Report brought to you by McCann Realtors of Sea Isle City and the Ocean City Beach Patrol Lifeguard Alumni Association. This week we will review the results of the Margate Memorial Lifeguard Championships with interviews with the competitors of the races.
On Sunday’s show, The Locker Room Youth Movement is back in the studio with Producer Danny Ryan and "The Intern” Andrew Leeds join me to debate the latest in Philadelphia Sports. We talk Phillies Baseball every Sunday throughout the season we go “On the Mound” with former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene brought to you by the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers. Tommy reviews the Phillies' moves at the trade deadline and previews Sunday’s game. In Hour Two we will talk with my new columnist, Mike Doctorovitz, who writes for my website The Lockerroombillyschweim.com. Mike will discuss his views on the Phillies and the latest in Philadelphia sports.
It’s 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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