This site began as a semi-weekly blog affiliated with a Fox Sports Radio station in Trenton, NJ in May 2008. As that year went on and the Phillies drew closer to their second ever world championship, this site matured. Content came more frequently and by the following year PhoulBallz was affiliated with a different division of Millennium Radio, regular radio segments came, as did media credentials and the site grew more and delivered loads of minor league content in addition to MLB news.
These days, PhoulBallz.com continues to serve as a platform for its author, Jay Floyd, to keep its readers as close to the game as possible by offering exclusive, inside content that readers can't get anywhere else.
On this occasion, thanks must go out to many folks who have helped the growth of the site. I would like to offer my appreciation toward those who have helped to turn a hobby into a part-time gig and a full-time obsession.
I must offer my great thanks to Millennium Radio's Tyrone Johnson, who saw the ability in me to write a blog taylored to his radio show's local vision. Additional props go out to Greg Giombarrese and the Lakewood BlueClaws...Joe Giglio and Mike Krenek currently the team of hosts behind 97.3 ESPN's Just a Bit Outside...Asbury Park Press writer Tony Graham...the team from TheGoodPhight.com...The Jersey Jerks Show...Pat Gallen and PhilliesNation.com...contributing writers Kelly & Johnny Bloor, Allen Schatz, Mark Evans, Jake Borup and "Moose" Mattair...the Reading Phillies...and the Trenton Thunder.
While doing this I've gotten to meet baseball executives, professional players, celebrities and a Baseball Hall of Famer. Better than that, though, I've made many new friends through this site and the networking that has come as a result of running it. One of those friends, Chris Jones (also known as @LONG_DRIVE), was nice enough to appear in this post to offer some props. Check out the embedded video below.
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