The Daily Numbers -- July 25

The Daily Numbers: 8 and 10, the ages of the children police allege a state trooper believed he was meeting for sex. Instead he was the latest charged in an Internet sex sting.

1 person shot at a house on Roof Road in Brookhaven this morning.

1 person found dead this morning after a fire in a home in New Britain, Bucks County.

10 acres in Upper Darby’s Kent Park. The spot under the Lindbergh Bridge is now the county’s first dedicated dog park.

20 dollar registration fee per household for you and Fido to get access to the park.

4 and a half to 9 years in the slammer for a Phoenixville man convicted in the stabbing of a Cabrini College student.

1 person killed in the latest fatal accident on Route 322, once again affirming its moniker, the “Killer Conchester.”

15 and 12 months in jail respectively for James Battista and Thomas Martino, two old high school buddies of disgraced former NBA ref Tim Donaghy, for their role in the betting ring that shook the league.

3 people arrested in what police are describing as a prostitution operation that was being run out of a spa in Berwyn on the Main Line.

2 dollar hike in parking fees being proposed for short-term parking at Philadelphia International Airport.

4 people recovering after lightning strikes during Wednesday night’s wild storms, including a Bethel Township police officer and volunteer firefighter.

1,100 dollar bonus for Philadelphia’s white-collar workers under a one-year extension on their contract. They will not get a pay raise.

2.6 million dollars in heroin seized by Philadelphia police responding to a burglary in the Frankford section.

2 cent dip in gas prices in the Philadelphia region. Average price is now $4.07 a gallon.

40 minutes late for the game yesterday for Jimmy Rollins, which earned him a seat on the bench.

1 run surrendered by 45-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer. It wasn’t good enough as the Phils fell, 3-1.

0 for 13, what Chase Utley went for the series at Shea. That’s what you call a slump.

7 hits for the anemic Phils’ attack against the Mets yesterday.

3 games against the Braves starting tonight back in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.

1 Eagle missing as the deadline arrived for vets to arrive at camp at Lehigh. No, not Brian Westbrook, or Lito Sheppard for that matter. Shawn Andrews is attending to personal business.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
So how do fans react when Jimmy Rollins is announced in the bottom of the first tonight at Citizens Bank Park? It’s going to be a lovely night for a ballgame. Maybe Rollins will provide some fireworks.

I Don’t Get It: When are people going to catch on to the fact that you really don’t know who is on the other end of those Internet chat lines. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Don’t look now but gas prices are headed down. I’m seeing several locations now under $4 a gallon.


Quote Box: “It is certainly a sad day for the Pennsylvania State Police.”

-- Maj. Tedescung Bandy, announcing sex charges against a fellow state trooper.