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Angelo Cataldi, Leslie Gudel Will Compete In Hitting Challenge To Go Phillies Phantasy Camp

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --- In 1973, Bobby Riggs took on Billie Jean King at the Astrodome in a 'Battle of the Sexes' tennis match.

On Wednesday morning during the 94WIP Morning Show, the Phillies Director of Publicity John Brazer, proposed a 'Battle of the Sexes' 2014 between 94WIP radio host Angelo Cataldi and Comcast SportsNet Phillies reporter Leslie Gudel.

"So what I challenge, in the next couple of weeks, we take you Angelo Cataldi, we take Leslie Gudel, we do a little hitting challenge in the cage with a pitching machine," Brazer said. "You have Ben Davis as your coach. But the winner goes to Phillies Phantasy Camp."

The two agreed. Here are the contest details:

Who: Angelo Cataldi (coached by Ben Davis) vs. Leslie Gudel (coached by Mickey Morandini)

What: "Battle of the Sexes" Hitting Challenge

Where: Indoor Batting Cages at Citizens Bank Park (not open to public, but video will be available)

When: Thursday, December 4th



Listen to Leslie Gudel on the 94WIP Morning Show


"Let me make this abundantly clear, no female is gonna beat the big fella," Cataldi joked. "I want a machine and I want it slow. I do not have fast reflexes."

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Angelo Cataldi (left) with Leslie Gudel (right)

The winner will go to Phillies Phantasy Camp in Florida and receiver their own personalized official Phillies uniform, all playing equipment (except your glove and cleats), a chance to meet the greatest Phillies' legends,and special attention from professional baseball trainers.

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