IT WAS ONE hell of a catch, but 6ABC's
suffered a dislocated left shoulder yesterday fielding a line drive by Q102's
during the 10th Annual
Memorial Home Runs for Heart challenge at Citizens Bank Park.
Murphy, a trouper, continued to play for 15 minutes after the injury before casually strolling off the field and driving himself to an area hospital, refusing to have an EMT called to the ballpark.
A 6ABC spokeswoman said yesterday it was not clear whether Murphy, the morning meteorologist, would be on-air today.
NBC-10 meteorologist Doug Kammerer was the only contestant to actually score a home run during the contest, which also featured Your Humble Narrator, the People Paper's Dick Jerardi, Q102's Booker, 6ABC's Jamie Apody and Comcast SportsNet's Leslie Gudel, Fox 29's Rob Guarino, 610 WIP's Paul Jolovitz and Brian Startare, City Paper's Mike Regan and Brian Hickey (whose hitting was no match for his trash-talking), CN8's Gregg Murphy, and NBC-10's John Clark, among the batters.
Home Runs for Heart benefits the American Heart Association and lets fans pony up $250 a piece for a chance to swing for the fences at Citizens Bank Park. The event is May 22 and 23; to register call 610-940-9658.
That cat Shaft is a bad mother . . .
Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks and who also enjoys some Cuban food from time to time? If you said "Shaft," you damn right.
Actor Richard Roundtree, who played John Shaft in the 1971 classic, and its two sequels, hit Cuba Libre (10 S. 2nd) for dinner Monday after spending the day on the mayoral campaign trail with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
Roundtree and company had some red wine and some ribs and appetizer samplers before their entrees.
The actor, greeted many times as "Shaft" while touring senior and youth centers with Fattah, recently appeared on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Heroes."
Big Daddy's busy Saturday
Remember when Phil Collins flew from London to Philly to play both Live Aid shows in 1985? 610 WIP's Big Daddy Graham will attempt a less impressive feat Saturday, but will perform two shows.
At 7:30 he'll appear with Blackthorn at a benefit for Rose Tree Park at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center (601 North Lansdowne) in Drexel Hill.
Call 610-622-1189 for tickets.
At 9 p.m., he'll play the Clayton Elks Comedy Show, in Clayton, N.J.
Call 856-694-1316 for tix.
to Couric slam
Inqwaster reporter Gail Shister said yesterday "I stand by the story," of her Sunday piece that CBS News is looking to pull Katie Couric from the "CBS Evening News" after the 2008 presidential election.
CBS News lashed out to the New York Post about Shister's reporting and the standards of the Inqwaster.
Stern's South Philly peep show
A peep-show booth displaying nude and naughty moments from the Howard Stern show will be set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday outside Geno's Steaks (1219 S. 9th) and outside Friday night's Phillies game - to promote a free preview of Howard TV online.
Stern regulars Ronnie the Limo Driver, Richard Christy and North Wales' prank caller Captain Janks are expected. The free smut preview is online at howardstern.com/free today through Sunday. *