Phillies Baseball apart of Spectacular 4th of July Sports Weekend
This July Fourth Weekend is full of sports to keep up with! The Stanley Cup Finals are in full swing and the Tampa Bay Lighting are up two games to none as the series shifts back to Montreal for Game Three on Friday Night as the Canadiens are looking to stop the Lightening from winning back-to-back Championships. Meanwhile the Phoenix Suns are waiting to see who they will face in the 2021 NBA Finals; they will face off with the winner of the Bucks Hawks series. Milwaukee is up Three games to Two as they head to Atlanta for Game Six on Saturday Night (hear all the NBA Playoffs action on 973 ESPN FM!). Plus the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament are back after being cancelled last year due to the Pandemic in England. Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
On the baseball field locally, our Phillies are in fourth place in the National League East, currently Four and a half Games behind the New York Mets. The Phillies bullpen has let this team down over and over again this season, plus their defense has committed 49 errors, the second most in the NL East and seventh most in the National League. With a 37-41 record heading into action Friday Night, the Phillies need to start to play better baseball if they have any hope of making the playoffs, something that hasn’t happened since 2011.
Finally the 2021 Summer Lifeguard Racing Season starts Friday July 3rd in Longport with the Mike McGrath Memorials. This is one of the most anticipated years of Lifeguard Races because of the Pandemic cancelling every last year. The first race of the season starts at 6:30pm on the 34th Street beach in Longport.
This weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim we will discuss it all:
On Saturday’s show Scott McKay joins me in the studio and we will talk about the Phillies as they open a three game home series Friday Night against one of the best teams in the NaionalLeague: the San Diego Padres. Then we will hear from a former Flyers player and Head coach, he is the current Head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Craig Berube. "The Chief" will gives us his perspective on the Stanley Cup Finals. This Saturday for the Beach Patrol Report we will talk with the Chief of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, Mark Jamison about what's in store for the OCBP this summer. Plus don't miss our coverage of the Mike McGrath Memorials as we will have interviews from some of the winners.
On Sunday’s show, Pete Thompson joins me for our 4th of July Special Show!! PT and I will recap all the Phillies weekend action and talk with former Phillies reliever from the 2008 World series team Scott Eyre. The current bullpen is brutal and we will talk about it with Scott. Plus PT will share his interviews with former Eagles he played Golf with this past week!
That's The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN radio!