We’re World Champions

Philadelphia, that was awesome. That was a world-champion parade A world-bleeping-champion parade. “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” From 20th and Market to City Hall; from City Hall to South; from South to Shunk; from Shunk to Lincoln Financial Field; from Lincoln Financial Field to Citizens Bank Park. You guys were there. Lined up anywhere from eight to […]

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I Have a Dream

Take a deep breath, Philadelphia. Here we go again. At 8:37 p.o. (post-Obama) the Phillies will finally have a shot to close out the World Series in a mad three-inning dash. The city isn’t ready to talk about the possibilities that lie on the other side of those three innings yet, so let’s talk about […]

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Knowing Is Half the Battle

It took the Matt Stairs home run for the ’08 Phillies to know this was it. And now, Philadelphia finally knows it too. This feels different. This doesn’t feel like the past 100 seasons where we hoped. This feels like it’s it. This time we know. Game 4’s romp was bliss. There was no anxiety. […]

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Hate It or Love It

You’ll have to forgive me. It’s been 15 years since the Phillies have been involved, so I had forgotten: I hate playoff baseball. I hate watching the Phils squander opportunity after opportunity. I hate seeing guys I thought were clutch look so clueless out there (I’m talking to you, Werth and Dobbs). I hate wasting […]

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One More Ollie…

So here’s the thing: This stuff doesn’t happen to Philadelphia. In Philly, when the inexplicable occurs, it’s inexplicably bad. In Philly, when your manager and first baseman try to give away the game, they give away the game. In Philly, a 40-year-old has-been (or never was) can’t catch up to a professional fast ball and […]

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