The Phillips File

Lemonade Guy

Food & Games- Fans, Co-Workers Remember Lemonade Guy

Patrick Kersey drove in from Toronto, Ohio to see the Pirates play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday at PNC Park, but it didn’t feel the same to him. “You could hear his voice anywhere in the park,’ said Kersey, referring to Kenny Geidel the ‘Lemonade!” vedor who passed away on Monday.

93-7 The Fan–05/11/2011

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Food & Games- PNC Park Vendor ‘Lemonade Guy’ Passes

Some may remember him as ‘Coke Guy’ or the guy who would shout ‘Lemonadeeeeeeee!’ at PNC Park. Sadly on Monday, Ken Geidel passed away.

93-7 The Fan–05/10/2011

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Idle Thoughts- Pirates Push Towards Respectability A Welcome Distraction

Just five weeks into the 2011 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won 11 road games and taken five series away from home. Is there anybody out there that could have predicted this? Maybe some mad genius locked away in some insane asylum.

93-7 The Fan–05/06/2011

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The Phillips File- Mendenhall Entitled To Opinion, But No Need To Share

Do yourself a favor Rashard. Drop your Twitter account. Take up backgammon and stick to running, blocking and catching the football. And when in doubt, know that the easiest way to save face is to keep the lower half-shut.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2011

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Food & Games: AT&T Park- San Francisco, CA

This blog in not about what park is the best or has the nicest view for fans. Food & Games is all about the grub you can uncover when visiting said park. And I’m here to tell you that AT&T hits a Grand Slam in that department.

93-7 The Fan–04/24/2011

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Idle Thoughts- Pens Playoff Success Moves On Without Power Play

Thanks to the quick start and gutsy performance of players like Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy and a steady net presence by Marc-Andry Fleury for a much needed Game 3 win, the Pens find themselve just two more like it away from a date with the second round of Lord Stanley’s playoffs.

93-7 The Fan–04/19/2011

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The Phillips File- Pirates Fast Start Comes With Warning Label.

As history has proven so many times, it has a tendancy to repeat itself. It’s well documented that the Pirates of recent memory have gotten off to similar fast starts, only to run out of gas faster than Bugatti stuck in rush hour traffic on the Parkway.

93-7 The Fan–04/07/2011

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Food & Games- PNC Park. Pittsburgh, PA

So why feature PNC Park you ask? It’s been around for a decade now. You may know the place like the back of your hand and have your favorite stands to chow down at, but the folks who run the place asked members of the ‘wretched’ media to join them for the annual tour that inculded new food items being served.

93-7 The Fan–04/01/2011

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Idle Thoughts- The March Into Madness For Panther Fans

Now that about a week has passed since Pitt’s round of 32 exit, (I hate calling it the 3rd round) it seems like the desire from irate Panther hoops fans has subsided regarding the firing of head coach Jamie Dixon.

93-7 The Fan–03/24/2011

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The Phillips File- Penn State Men’s Coach Ed DeChellis On The Fan

Ed DeChellis is the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team.  Sunday before the Big Ten Championship game vs. Ohio State, he joined 93.7 The Fan host John Phillips to break down […]

93-7 The Fan–03/13/2011

Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins

Idle Thoughts- Pens Punch Through Schedule Without Star Power

Despite the losses of their two best offensive stars, along with a small army of additional players, the Penguins continue to play steady hockey as they chase down the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs.

93-7 The Fan–03/09/2011


Food & Games- Petersen Events Center. Pittsburgh, PA

The Petersen Events Center was opened back in 2001 and sits smack dab in the middle of the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in the suburb known as Oakland. It has been the home to Pitt basketball and other sports for 10 years now and on this day was hosting Pitt vs. Villanova.

93-7 The Fan–03/05/2011

Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings - Game Seven

Idle Thoughts- Pens Buyers As Playoffs Approach

Ray Shero is not sitting around twittling his thumbs as players drop like flies due to injury. Shero is making moves to strengthen his hockey team for the upcoming playoff run and that should make hockey fans happy.

93-7 The Fan–02/24/2011

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

The Phillips File- Push To Eliminate Fighting from NHL Futile

Does anybody really think that this most recent outcry to ban fighting from hockey is going to change the sport? I’m here to tell you that fighting in hockey isn’t going anywhere.

93-7 The Fan–02/20/2011


Food & Games: Bridgestone Arean- Nashville, TN

  I found my way to the Volunteer state and its largest city of Nashville to check out hockey in the mid-South and some really great eats. 

93-7 The Fan–02/07/2011