August 6, 2018
One hundred and eleven games into his rookie season as Phillies manager, Gabe Kapler has managed to confound just about every fan of the team, including me. Is he a visionary? Is he a kook? Can he be both?
July 23, 2018
John Middleton was sitting right across from me last year, offering some rare public insights into owning the Phillies, when I decided to take a calculated risk. I asked him on my WIP radio show how he felt about being called the next George Steinbrenner. His instant smile shocked me.
July 10, 2018
In the month since Brett Brown temporarily took over the duties of Sixers GM, he has failed to accomplish the main goal of this off-season – to add a major free agent whose skills complement the two young superstars on the team, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
July 9, 2018
It was late in another Phillies win, this one on a boiling Fourth of July at Citizens Bank Park, when a strange notion suddenly overcame me. Is this team a baseball version of the miracle Eagles?
June 25, 2018
Since Joshua Harris took over as owner of the Sixers in 2011, the team has failed spectacularly at the subtle art of public relations, but nothing will ever rival what happened last Thursday night at the NBA draft. Even now, four days later, it’s hard to believe, isn’t it?
June 11, 2018
In the end, the Colangelo saga was, more than anything else, all about family. Bryan got the job because of his father, and he lost it because of his wife.
May 28, 2018
For Eagles fans, the most exhilarating moment since the championship parade four months ago happened last week, when video surfaced of Carson Wentz planting all of his weight on his surgically-repaired left knee and zipping a pass downfield.
May 21, 2018
Chip Kelly made $32.5 million when he coached here – that’s no typo: $32.5 million. At the current rate, Pederson will be 80 years old before he reaches that figure.
April 30, 2018
NFL Draft just the latest reminder that Philly > Dallas
April 16, 2018
Sixty-seven years ago, I arrived in this world two weeks later than expected. It was the last time I have shown any patience.