Phall Phancy

Tennyson famously wrote that, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But as summer draws to a close now that Labor Day is behind us, what do we think about? The answer is two things: Baseball playoffs and the start of the NFL season. As a lifelong fan of…

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Red October

As a boy, I started paying attention to sports when I was about 7 years old – and of course I rooted for “my family’s” teams, the Phillies and the Eagles.  The Phillies that year ended up in last place, losing 97 games.   The Philadelphia Eagles went 2-11-1 and the two games they won,…

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Sayonara Means Good-bye

I’m still bummed, so I’ll keep this short.  Great season.  Good playoff run and lost to a very good team that got more clutch pitching and better clutch pitching in this Series. Hideki Matsui (who had SIX RBIs tonight – holy crap — and who hit the cover off the ball all Series) and Andy…

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That’s It! The World Serious!

Last night, the Halos error-ed their way out of the ALCS in a horrific 8th inning, letting the NY Yankees capture their 40th American League Pennant, defeating the Angels 4 games to 2. Werth-y That brings up the 2009 World Series against the defending Champs, the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Phillies surprised a lot of people…

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Phall Ball

Two years ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were a fairly good team that benefitted from an epic collapse by the New York Mets to win the National League East during the last week of the season.  They entered the post-season for the first time since the early 90s, and got swept away by the Colorado Rockies…

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Highs and Lows

Sports in the summer is usually defined by the ebbs and flows of the long baseball season — who gets hot (or cold) for a couple of weeks, who looks like they'll make a run in September, which managers are on the hot-seat.  Of course, this time of year also brings the first tantalizing tastes…

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