Buck Up, Philadelphia

Baseball is about moments. There’s no game clock. No seconds. No minutes. No shot clocks. There are pitches. There are hits. There are outs … all of them moments. In baseball, time doesn’t exist. The game doesn’t end until one team gets 27 outs … no matter how long it takes. And that’s exactly what […]

Continue Reading

Defending Michael Vick (and Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner)

These days, the only thing less popular than defending Michael Vick is defending Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner. The owner and president of the Philadelphia Eagles are perpetually under fire (often from me), but this time it’s specifically for letting Vick “slide” for a shooting at his Virginia Beach birthday party after professing a zero-tolerance […]

Continue Reading

Phillies Have No Lee-Way

Ruben Amaro was right. OK, half right. OK, not right at all … but he had a good reason for ultimately making a bad decision. Back when Philadelphia was ready to burn itself to the ground after the Phillies GM decided to trade Cliff Lee to Seattle for Phillipe Aumont, Tyson Gillies and J.C. Ramirez, […]

Continue Reading