Back in December of 2009, the Phillies traded for Roy Halladay, Doc, as we’d come to know. I was a young baseball fan still angry at Derek Jeter, A-Rod, and especially Hideki Matsui. All I knew is that we were getting better with this addition. I really had no idea who Roy Halladay was. The […]Read more "Reacting to ESPN’s “Imperfect” documentary"
March 26th should’ve been the day the Phillies opened the season in Miami. Almost 2 month have flown by that date without any baseball. Here in Reading, PA, the Fightin’ Phils were supposed to open the AA season at home on April 9th. We’re all missing baseball right now and late at night, as I […]Read more "Is Bull’s Barbecue the best food stand in baseball?"
Last time out in this series, we covered the most underrated Phillies from 2013-2017. While, yes, we had to go back and remember some truly terrible years, we now move on to a much more successful period for the Phillies: 2012-2008. There’ll be so many good players that’ll be difficult to find ones that are […]Read more "Taking a look at the Phillies’ most underrated players from 2008-2012"
For the first time since the 19th century, there will be no professional baseball played in April. We are still currently deadlocked between pandemic season and baseball season. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been discussions about what Major League Baseball will do when it returns. One of the more popular running ideas is that […]Read more "Phillies have an ace up their sleeve if MLB wants universal ‘DH’"
It happens all the time. A random Phillies player pops from the recesses of our mind. We can’t always remember why. Most of the time it’s because of that player having a good season or a memorable moment. Let’s allow those players to spring forth from our brains and look at some of the more […]Read more "Who are the most underrated Phillies in recent memory?"
Space. Where Matt Stairs’ 2008 NLCS home run ended up. This is the story of the brave Captain of the M.P.V. Philadelphia and his origins. Arrival For so long, we’d been rivals, Reamluto thought to himself. Recruited out of high school, the Miami fleet was all JT Realmuto knew. A once-prosperous fleet, Miami had found […]Read more "J.T. Realmuto: Captain of the Cosmos"
Well, nobody saw this coming. Major League Baseball’s opening day could very well be in late May, if not June. While we’re all suffering in isolation together, let’s look at the bright side of things. Two months gives the Phillies time to heal up. Just a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how the Phillies […]Read more "Could this extended break be beneficial for the Phillies?"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
Hey, you. Yes, you. Are you annoyed about the new changes to the Philly Phanatic? Does the slightest sight of the “New Phanatic” send you into a blind rage? I have one more question for you. Why? Look at it. What change is so offensive? I see hardly see the difference. He’s got stars in […]Read more "Why have Phillies’ changes to the Phanatic caused such a stir?"
The 2020 Hall of Fame voting finished up on Tuesday. Derek Jeter and Larry Walker became the newest elected members of the MLB Hall of Fame. Jeter received all but 1 vote, becoming the all-time leading vote-getter for a position player. Walker got into the Hall by the skin of his teeth. He didn’t even […]Read more "Bobby Abreu survives first Hall of Fame vote"