September 9, 2019
You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m not inclined to eviscerate Phillies GM Matt Klentak. If you fervently believe he’s the problem, it will be better for your blood pressure if you stop reading now. Otherwise, please continue.
September 3, 2019
When Gabe Kapler says, as he has so many times lately, that this year’s edition still has a run left or still has its best baseball of the season ahead of it or something along those lines, there’s only one possible response. Of course, it can happen. But will it happen for this team, this year?
August 26, 2019
And what’s even more troubling is that the problems so neatly illustrated go far beyond losing twice to the team with the National League’s worst record. As unsightly as that was – and there aren’t enough words in a thesaurus to fully describe the ugliness – it ultimately was just three games.
August 19, 2019
This may be wrong. This may be off base. This may be what my parents used to eloquently refer to as a bunch of baloney.
At the same time, who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory?
August 12, 2019
I’d like to propose that we all stop squandering so much time and psychic energy worrying about what Gabe Kapler says, especially in his postgame press conferences.
August 5, 2019
Bottom line, Franco is now an IronPig for the first time since 2015 because a decision was made that that makes the Phillies a better team. On paper, that could be true.
July 29, 2019
The Phillies squandered a late five-run lead in Game 4 of the 1993 World Series, at the time officially the longest (four hours and 14 minutes) and unofficially one of the sloppiest (played through drenching rains) in history.
July 21, 2019
Baseball players are our constant summer companions. We spend virtual time with them night after night. Our emotions become entwined with their successes and failures. We feel like we know them. We don’t know them at all.
July 15, 2019
Which brings us to Bryce Harper. You know, the guy who set off a gusher of enthusiasm in these parts when he was signed as a free agent during spring training and is only half a season into a 13-year deal.
Breaking news: There are some who’ve been disappointed in him.
July 8, 2019
The Phillies rotation already resembled the late stages of a Jenga game even before Jake Arrieta conceded late Saturday night that he sort of, kinda, maybe, might be dealing with some sort of physical problem which has since been reported to be a bone spur in his elbow.