I admit, I was hesitant to even write that title. Partially because I think it’s too early to anoint Scott Kingery the chosen one, and partially because I like Cesar Hernandez. But, as we so often have to do as journalists, it’s time to take my emotions out of context, and contribute using my head […]Read more "Three potential landing spots for Phillies 2B Cesar Hernandez"
Before many fans found their way to their seats on a brisk night in South Philadelphia, Nick Pivetta had already allowed three straight singles to open up the ballgame against the Washington Nationals. A walk, a sacrifice fly and seeing-eye ground ball then plated three runs over the next 12 pitches. The Phillies trailed 3-0 […]Read more "The Phillies must have a tight leash on Nick Pivetta"
The unwritten rules of baseball are such because baseball has long been thought of as a gentleman’s sport. They’re undefined, but simultaneously, blatantly apparent. You don’t bunt or steal aggressively with a big lead. You don’t walk across a pitcher’s mound. But perhaps the most well known, unwritten rule of baseball is one centered around […]Read more "Retaliation? Not This Time: Why Phillies should let their play do the talking"
In the most recent edition of MLB Predictions, we took a look at the high octane American League, broke down the three divisions, and gave a reason as to why both Wild Card teams will come from the AL East this season. (For those that may have missed it, here’s a chance to look back […]Read more "2019 MLB Predictions: National League"
Baseball season is officially back. Well, it’s been back for a few weeks now, but the series in Japan was on so early in the morning that many of us, myself included, missed most of it. But the beautiful, meticulous, thinking-man’s sport that we call baseball is back nonetheless, and that means it’s time for […]Read more "2019 MLB Divisional Predictions: American League"
Before this even remotely gets started: Appalachian State defeated Michigan in the 2007 season opener. That felt so forced, but nearly necessary, almost as if you had it in the back of your mind, stewing since the 2018 football schedule dropped. And why shouldn’t it? It’s a sign that an FBS team once took down […]Read more "A look into the Lion’s den: Penn State welcomes Appalachian State to kickstart the season"
“Have you ever seen a team in contention trade for a player at the two most important positions on the field at the deadline?” That’s a question I was posed by a caller a few nights back, and it really got me thinking in a different way. The short answer to his question is no. […]Read more "The Phillies are in quite the predicament"
When you work in the media often times, when you have a group of friends that is as invested in a team as you are, that group becomes the guinea pig for your work. It isn’t malicious or done to spite your friends in order to prove that you know more than they do. We in […]Read more "Jerad Eickhoff’s return looms large, leaving Phillies with an interesting predicament"
This past week, as it does every week, a national media outlet (omission of the name is intentional, although I’m sure you either know which outlet I’m referring to, or could find it rather easily) handed out its weekly power rankings. Now some may not buy all that much into power rankings, as a co-working […]Read more "Why are the Phillies lacking the national respect they deserve?"
Dear Ohio State fans, In the wake of the situation that has transpired on your campus over the last week, allow me to attempt to offer you some solace. What has allegedly happened within your coaching staff is not something to ignore, as, if allegations are confirmed, it is a serious offense. But that doesn’t […]Read more "A brief letter to Ohio State fans"