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POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:09 PM

Watching the World Series game tonight? 

The Halloween-scare stuff as Fox heads into commercial are clips from Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.

POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 9:11 PM

When World Series Game 3 ever starts, keep an eye out for a commercial for Stand Up to Cancer, which will feature Katie Couric, former Phillies first baseman John Kruk, actress Minka Kelly (yes, Derek Jeter's girlfriend), and Terrence Howard.

It's a “Priceless” spot featuring 20 seconds of baseball imagery followed by 10 seconds of the celebrities encouraging fans in Citizens Bank Park to Stand Up to Cancer.

It's due to air before the bottom of the second inning.

POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 4:12 PM

Bars have been packed for the World Series Games 1 and 2.

Now, it's a Saturday night -- Halloween -- and they'll be slammed.

Add to that mess: Tonight is the end of daylight saving time.

POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 3:11 PM

Singing the national anthem before the World Series Game 5 (Monday):

Alanis Morissette.

Not only does she have no Philly ties, she's Canadian.

POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 2:31 PM

Everyone wants to get into the act.

Ever since the remix of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" back in 1980, fans have been creating Phillies songs.

Here are four I've found. One is from the last time the Phillies and Yankees played in the World Series.

POSTED: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:20 AM

Two tables' worth of cast members of the Fox show Glee visited the Continental Mid-town on Friday night for dinner.

Glee is in town to sing the national anthem at Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night.

Cast member Cory Monteith got on Twitter and typed: "Teriffic dinner at The Continental-Midtown in Philly! Thanks to Steven Starr for hookin' us up."

POSTED: Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:08 PM

It was dinner for three at Barclay Prime on Rittenhouse Square on Friday night for Yankees shortshop Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Minka Kelly. Catcher Jorge Posada tagged along, and was the third wheel, says my source, a patron at the steakhouse.

The three ate heartily on kobe filet, lobster bisque, truffle mac and cheese, and scallops wrapped in bacon. Part of Barclay Prime's shtick is the selection of knives for patrons. Jeter used a Chroma knife designed by Porsche, while Posada went more downscale with a Henckels model..

Jeter picked up the tab and tipped 35 percent.

POSTED: Friday, October 30, 2009, 4:55 PM

A bit of prose making the rounds...

ObviousLEE we don't have to CHASE the pennant any MOYER but we still have to figure out HOWARD going to bring another one home. We have to keep ROLLINS up the STAIRS because its WERTH yelling with our hands in the EYRE and hanging off the LIDGE because it will all end in a VICTORINO in 2009. If they follow the MANUEL, the PHILLIES fans will be FELIZ and we will RAUUUL..... Go PHILLIES!

So many puns, you may need a Cairo-practor.

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