The young fan whose kindness went viral in April met Bryce Harper and charmed fans on the TV broadcast.

Joshua Scott’s grin stretched from ear to ear after Bryce Harper paid him a visit at batting practice Thursday night.

He was calm and collected as he chatted with his favorite player, discussing his jersey and his trip up from North Carolina before posing for a few pictures.

But inside?

“I’m still shaking a little bit,” Joshua said. “I really didn’t know he was coming to say hi. And then I looked up and was just like, ‘Oh wow!’

“He was just saying it’s great to meet me. And I was like, ‘No, it’s great to meet you.’”

Gregg Murphy is enjoying his new gig as the weekend pre-game and post-game host on the Phillies Radio Network. Fans are too.

Murph poses before his pre-game show broadcast on July 2.

Gregg Murphy cut to commercial and removed his headset to take a breather.

He was about halfway through the Phillies Radio Network’s pre-game show before the start of a weekend series with the Padres on July 2.

He spoke out loud, running through the rest of the show in the snug broadcast booth.

“The next three blocks are pre-recorded before I go back on live,” Murphy said.

“Segments,” color commentator Kevin Frandsen said abruptly. “You’re on radio now. They’re not blocks, they’re segments.”

As Frandsen held back a laugh, all Murphy could do was roll his eyes at his partner’s…

Luke Williams has had quite the week. With last-minute flights and changing schedules, his family has been with him for every moment.

(from left to right) Ike, Sami, Luke, Jeannine and Mark Williams.

When Mark, Jeannine and Sami Williams walked out of the broadcast booth during Thursday afternoon’s game, you could see it in their wide-eyed faces. It had been a whirlwind.

They just watched their son Luke get a standing ovation from the Citizens Bank Park crowd who chanted his name. And in his first at-bat since his unbelievable walk-off home run on Wednesday, Luke legged out an infield hit, drawing loud approval from the fans and his teammates in the dugout.

This was after they spoke with reporters from the Philadelphia print media, did two televised interviews with local networks, and…

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Eleven players from the Phillies’ RBI and Urban Youth Academy programs will play baseball at the collegiate level next year.

Three summers ago, high-school aged members of the Phillies Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program were battling at the pinnacle of their league.

When they stepped off the bus at the RBI World Series in Minnesota, a few players were in awe of the talent from other teams. But soon after, they proved they belonged at that stage, fighting their way to a nationally-televised championship game against the Tampa Bay Rays’ team in Minneapolis.

Phillies Urban Youth Academy players also competed in the Commissioner’s Cup, finding success in tournaments held at All-Star Weekend in Washington in 2018 and in…

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