Category: Sports

  • Sasha and the Phillie Phanatic

    This is one of my all time favorite photos now. The Phillie Phanatic came by during the Collingswood Christmas parade.

  • Phillies Parade

    I know I’m counting my chickens, but as far as I know none of the Phillies read this blog. ?In 1983 the parade took place on a Thursday after a Tuesday victory. ?That means a parade could be as early as Wednesday.? The Sixers won their championship on a Tuesday night, and the parade was…

  • Phillies Win Game 4

    The only better birthday present than a Phillies World Series win is two Phillies World Series wins.? It almost makes turning 30 bearable. Joe Blanton’s home run was awesome.

  • Philadelphia and Tampa Bay: A Odd Rivalry

    Could the 2008 World Series cement an already budding rivalry between the cities of Philadelphia and Tampa Bay? These places couldn’t be more different, but for some reason their paths have crossed. Granted, the Rays play in St Petersburg and the Buccaneer’s play in Tampa, but we’ll ignore that inconvenient fact. Facts: Philadelphia:? The City…

  • Go Phillies

    I still can’t believe the Phillies are in the World Series. ? One thing that is kind of funny, my traffic spikes every time Cole pitches because of this article I wrote in 07. ?I guess there are a lot of Cole and Heidi Hamels fans out there.

  • Phillies Go Up 3-1

    The Phillies are one game away from the World Series. ?Who is ready to tear down William Penn’s statue and put up Shane Victorino?

  • Kyle Kendrick gets punked

    Amazingly, he seemed ok with getting traded!

  • Phils Can’t Get it Done

    Well, looks like the Phillies are now down 0-2 in the playoffs against the Rockies. It’s hard to come back from that in a five game series, but it would be nice to see them take at least one of the games in Colorado. In other news, this was a really nice gesture by the…

  • Going to the game tomorrow

    Woooo. I can’t wait. Also, the Phillies announced their 25 man roster for the first round of the playoffs. Adam Eaton didn’t make the cut.

  • Phillies Win the NL East

    It’s been 14 long years since my freshman year of high school when the Phillies made the playoffs and eventually made it to the world series. I was a big baseball fan then, but the 1994 baseball strike and a string of absolutely horrendous records made yardwork look like a more exciting hobby. Baseball nearly…

  • Phillies Win, Mets Continue to Lose

    Wow. It must suck to be a Mets fan right now. The NL East is all tied up now.

  • Another Rib Try

    I made baby back ribs again for the game today (argh!) and they turned out great. The main difference was that I smoked them with hickory chips and I cooked two racks at a time instead of just one. A neighborhood cat tried to eat them right off the grill. I almost screwed up the…

  • Is This Thing On?

    The Tease I mean. Ouch: I shouldn’t be surprised the Phillies won’t be making the playoffs this year, but I always am. I’ve never seen a Phillies team hit this well, but it still won’t make up for bad pitching. The only starters I’d like to see back next year are Hamels and Kendrick. Myers…

  • Chicago AM Stations Heard in Philly?

    My brother swears he can get Chicago’s ESPN Radio 1000AM in and around Philly at night. I was skeptical, but then I looked it up on Wikipedia: Medium wave and short wave radio signals act differently during daytime and nighttime. During the day, AM signals travel by groundwave, diffracting around the curve of the earth…

  • Phils Sweep Mets

    The Phillies took the Mets down four games in a row! Pat Burrel with two home runs? As someone I work with said today, the tease is on.   You have to like Kevin Kernan’s article in the NY Daily News a few days ago. (found via 700 Level) August 26, 2007 — MEMO to…

  • NFL as Star Wars

    18to88 has a great NFL preview where they map each team to it’s appropriate NFL character. The Eagles get Mace Windu, which isn’t too bad, but they slam Green Bay as Yoda (Green and 800 years old) and Cleveland as the Jawas (small, brown, and always trading for junk). Chicago was my favorite, but you’ll…

  • Cole Hamels married Survivor Amazon’s Heidi Strobel

    Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels just got married to Survivor Amazon’s Heidi Strobel.Another Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels, is having better luck. He and new wife Heidi Strobel barely had time to recover from honeymoon jet lag before flying off to Clearwater, Fla., for spring training the other day. Theirs will be a commuter marriage for a…