September 27, 2020
There was a lot to digest from a 58-minute press conference almost 12 months ago. But the one answer that stood out on October 11, 2019 – back when the world seemed awfully similar — from John Middleton’s decision to fire Gabe Kapler at that time was one simple one that the Phillies owner harped on.
September 18, 2020
The visiting baseball clubhouse in RFK Stadium was a claustrophobic nightmare on that first Sunday in October, 2005. And yet, they had all gathered – 45 men in uniform, squeezed into a room that could hold about 30 max- watching a baseball game from 1,500 miles away on a 25 inch tube television mounted on the wall.
August 12, 2020
In the bleakest of times over the past decade of endlessly awful to mediocre Phillies baseball, there was always that glimmer of hope you could snuggle up against and believe would be the fulcrum of brighter days ahead.
July 24, 2020
It won’t be a crisp April afternoon that greets them, walking in from the recesses of Ashburn Alley to the soaring red-and-powder blue clad masses bundled against the early spring chill, excited for the normal marathon grind.
July 13, 2020
In this most abnormal of years with no guarantee that the Major League Baseball season can even finish the 60-game “fun run” of a schedule, the one thing that Phillies fans should hold onto is the fact that their manager has as good a grasp on a situation that will easily get away from most skippers.
March 10, 2020
It is a bright day at the ballpark formerly known as Bright House Field. Indeed, Spectrum Field basks under the glow of an 85 degree Wednesday afternoon for a Grapefruit League tilt between the Phillies and Pirates.
February 24, 2020
Players get mad after these processes. That’s a simple fact. But you are only as good as your next contract. And the one the Phillies will likely give J.T. Realmuto makes this all seem like just a minor tiff.
January 22, 2020
With an incoming 2021 class that would fit the term “underwhelming”, Schilling is likely 18 months away with his date on a Cooperstown dais. Schilling’s vote total jumped nine points this year. With an empty incoming ballot, that number’s not going down and it is likely that a Schilling only ceremony will cause the sport’s powers-that-be some serious sleepless nights.
January 10, 2020
The E-A-G-L-E-S eclipse has ended. And as winters doldrums move forward and the length of time until Florida’s warm and inviting sun draws shorter, the natural attention starts to turn to where the Phillies are with just about a month to spring training.
December 13, 2019
The Phillies did get a little better. But they are still not good enough. And while you can’t say they are “going cheap”, it is fair to wonder if their financial planning has any kind of plan at all.