2022 for Philly Sports Fans was a Fun Year
For many Philadelphia Sports fans, the incredible ride we have been on for this calendar year started off last January 16th when the Eagles, who made the playoffs in Head Coach Nick Sirianni's first year, they lost on the road in Tampa Bay and they suffered an early postseason exit. Even though the Eagles were defeated soundly, the organization was trending up as they rebounded from a miserable 2022 season. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman did not sit on his hands this offseason and signing free agent Pass Rusher and South Jersey's own Hassan Reddick on March 16th, a clear move that set the groundwork for an important few months for Philadelphia. Next was the NFL draft on April 28 when Roseman showed the rest of the NFL how to be aggressive in building a team: Aside from drafting Physically Gifted Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis with their first round pick, Roseman and the Eagles shook the football world with their trade for number one Wide Receiver A.J. Brown. These moves laid the ground work for an amazing Eagles season that may have exceeded many fans expectations and anticipation for the 2022 season.
Not to be outdone, Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski was also aggresive this year, making moves of his own. As soon as the MLB Lockout ended, in March we saw the Phillies sign Outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos to solidify their offense. Despite a long baseball season, Philly Fans could feel something was in the air and it was exciting to see both organization's front offices of each team going for it.
But the Phillies opened the season with a .500 record in April and when Bryce Harper kept getting injured, first with the elbow that took away his ability to play defense and then the broken thumb in San Diego, Phillies fans started to loose hope. But thanks to Schwarber Bombs, Alec Bohm's hot bat, plus the pitching duo of Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler, the Phillies were able to stay in the playoff hunt until Harper returned. Dombrowski stayed aggressive at the MLB Trade Deadline, picking up defensive and pitching help that boosted the team on a run that led us to the World Series!
We will look back at the year in review this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim as we got a busy weekend planned and don't forget our Eagle Pregame show as we will be broadcasting Live from Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern in Marmora this Sunday as we get you ready for an important Eagles game!
On Saturday’s show, my Twin brother Bobby Schweim will join me in the studio as we reflect on the big year in Philly Sports. We will preview the Eagles return to home after three straight games on the road as they play host to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas, brought to you by Dino’s Subs & Pizza of Margate, with his insight on betting the big College Football and NFL games this weekend. You never want to miss when my twin brother Bobby and I go at it for two hours on the radio!
On Sunday, The Locker Room is back on the road for our Eagles' Pregame Show: join Me, Josh Hennig and former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Dave Klemic as we broadcast Live from Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern on Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora from 10am to Noon. Every Sunday we hear from Fox 29 News Sports Anchor Scott Grayson for his “Keys to The Game” brought to you by Van Brill Pools. Plus we will hear from my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Padula Masonry. The Guru will let you know what players to plug into your DFS Lineup or who can help you win your Fantasy Football Championship!
That's this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN radio!