The Philadelphia Phillies started their current home stand on a winning note by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 behind a solid pitching performance for Ranger Suarez. The Phils' number three starter threw six scoreless innings while only allowing two hits and the Philadelphia "Day Care" supplied the runs.  Brandon Marsh and Bryson Stott hit home runs to get Philadelphia back above .500.

The Phillies will debut their new City Connect uniforms Friday night against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. This controversial new look will take some getting used to but the Phillies organization plans to wear them for every Friday home game of the 2024 Major League Season.  Tune into The Locker Room with Billy Schweim this Saturday and Sunday for details on how you can win City Connect Hats, Kyle Schwarber t-shirts, and the Grand prize will be a Bryce Harper City Connect Jersey

The Flyers ended their eight-game winless streak on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers, one of the best teams in the Eastern Confernece.  They now return home to face the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening as the Orange and Black are still mathematically alive for the NHL Postseason.  We still have hope for the Flyers to make the playoffs but they need some other teams to lose in order to open the door for Philadelphia.

The Sixers are on a six-game winning streak and now 4-0 with Joel Embiid back on the court.  With two games remaining in the regular season, the 76ers are fighting to get our of the play-in tournament.  Currently, in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers are playing the Orlando Magic on Friday Night while hoping some teams ahead of them lose this weekend.  But with a healthy Embiid playing close to midseason form, the Sixers can compete with anyone!

On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin and Producer Nick Earnshaw join me in the studio.  We will be giving away the new City Connect swag to some of our lucky listeners.  You must tune into the show to find out how you can win.  City Connect Hats, Kyle Schwarber tee Shirts, and a grand prize is a Bryce Harper Jersey will be given away this weekend.  In Hour Two of the show, the Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks from Las Vegas with his unique perspective on the weekend in sports.  Plus we will talk Flyers and Sixers throughout the show.

Photos courtesy of Pro Image Sports and Fan Treasures/Johnny Demaria
Photos courtesy of Pro Image Sports and Fan Treasures/Johnny Demaria

On Sunday’s Show, my Locker Room Youth Movement is back in studio: Producer Danny Ryan and "The Intern” Andrew Leeds join me to debate the weekend in Phillies sports.  We will continue our City Connect giveaway and recap the Phillies weekend action.  Every Sunday throughout the Baseball season we go “ On the Mound” with Former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene brought to you by Blitz’s Market in Ocean City. This week coming out of the Bullpen for Tommy Greene is 2008 Phillies World Series Champion Scott Eyre. Scott will review the Phillies week and preview Sunday’s action.  Plus we will update you on the latest with the Flyers and Sixers standing in their respective sports' postseasons.

Tune in every Saturday and Sunday for The Locker Room with Billy Schweim from 10 am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio South Jersey.

Top Ten Philly Athletes Age 25 or Younger

Philadelphia has some great young athletes right now, from NFL MVP Runner-up Jalen Hurts to NL Gold Glove Award Finalist Bryson Stott to 30 Points Per Game Scorer Tyrese Maxey.  In honor of the Philly Sports teams Youth Movement, here are my rankings of the top ten Philadelphia Professional Athletes who are 25 years old or younger:

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