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wbramh commented on the post, Phillies Sign Four to Minor League Deals with Invites 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
I suppose minor league clubs need to be kept well-stocked but it would be nice to read about the team inviting 22-25-year-olds to camp rather than 27-31-year-olds already established as low-enders who have […]
Chuck, thanks for the compliment on the poem but it was no more than a dirty steal on my part from Franklin Pierce Adams’ “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” the great tribute, Tinker, Evers and Chance. As Schmenk pointed […]
Never mind. Even my correction got messed up.
Hopefully, you got the idea.
Time to visit the “genius bar” at my local Apple Store.
Also, the sentence “You can be sure that Rollin’s signing extension is a part of what kept them from calling” should have read ” You can be sure that Rollins not be on the block at the time, like the Utley signing […]
That first sentence should have read, “I’d love to KEEP Jimmy” etc
I’d love to Jimmy…and Chase and Ryan and Chuckand Big Ed and Whitey and Robbie and Johnny and Steve and Schmtty and…
Well you get my point.
But speaking of points, at some point we have to be realists and […]
Chuck, I believe it’s time for us Philadelphians to clear the air on certain historical events.
First the “Santa Claus” snowballing incident:
The national news media made much hay of it, obviously in the […]
These are the saddest of possible words:
Rollins to Utley to Howard.
Trio of Phillies, and fleeter than birds,
Rollins and Utley and Howard.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a […]
Rule of thumb: Pay no attention to a “journalist” who can fit his entire body of knowledge in a single tweet.
“A journalist is a reporter out of a job.”
- M. Twain
Other than errors, Utley was among the top 10 second basemen in baseball in pretty much every important category and I believe the errors were an anomaly based on still not recovering full motion post knee […]
The only other position I can see him at (and that’s a maybe) is 3rd base.
He’s got the glove but not the stretch for 1B.
But I’m not sure the team would gain anything by having Rollins swap positions with […]
It’s hard to argue that Jimmy’s wear and tear shouldn’t be a concern and especially his receding numbers at the plate but if I’m not mistaken, his lateral range is amazingly still up there with the elite at his […]
Often guilty of being one of those naysayers myself, an occasional reality check is needed to reestablish the facts and maybe cleanse the soul a bit – but remember above all else, why I’m a baseball fan.
That’s the problem when I try to do “shout outs” to me boys.
Always leave a big one off the list.
The one I missed, Cliff Lee, belongs near the top.
Thanks for mentioning the major oversight.
Apologies to […]
The Dodgers passed on the expensive free agents because they didn’t need any of them.
They have four all star quality outfielders, a decent starting rotation with four young studs in the pipeline including a […]
If I believed in miracles, Utley’s return to form would be at the top of my list of probables, his higher error rate, notwithstanding.
Chase was one of the few bright spots on this team.
OTHER BRIGHT […]
Schmenk, Point well taken – plus Ruf’s power output. No contest.
Of course, both perform best in the infield but that’s another issue.
vs. Left .295 .286 .581
vs. Right .368 . 354 […]
The Yankees might be wealthy but they have to play under the same financial rules as the rest of the league. Somehow, they found an extra $300 million in this off-season yet claim they’re far from through, […]
This is an interesting issue, one that I find myself oddly in both camps. I was very critical of Rollins not running out a few ground balls last year. As you pointed out at the time, Schmenk, Jimmy is far from […]
wbramh commented on the post, Report: Phillies Sign Pitcher Hernandez, Formerly Carmona 5 days, 3 hours ago
“…and the names not Richard.”
Don’t worry, By now I’m sure everyone here thinks of you as “Dick.”
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