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Category Archive for 'The American Game'

Goodbye, Chase

Thanks for the memories! Second baseman Chase Utley to the L.A. Dodgers: https://t.co/LspOVhDWCs — Philly Sports Talk (@_Philly_Talk) August 19, 2015 Bookmark It

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This really bums me out

It’s gotten to the point where we even fix Little League games? Just awful: 12:45 P.M. TUESDAY: The Central Iowa Little League softball team has advanced to the semifinals of the softball world series in Portland, Ore., following a 3-2 victory this morning over the West regional champion from Snohomish, Wash. The two teams played […]

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Phillies on a roll

Odubel Herrara with a 12-game hitting streak. I almost drove out to Allentown this weekend to take a look at the new talent (I love me some minor league baseball), but never quite got it together. Oh well! The major league version just swept the Padres. Crazy! I’ve always said, you know you’re a real […]

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Class act

Cole and Heidi will be missed. They were very active in local causes and charities: Here is the full-page ad that Cole Hamels took out in Sunday's @PhillyInquirer: pic.twitter.com/GynPhHqQwU — Philly.com Sports (@phillysport) July 31, 2015 Bookmark It

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As bad as the Phillies are (worst in the National League — WE’RE NUMBER ONE!!!!), there was some pride in having Cole Hamels. Now we don’t. But we needed to trade him, and hopefully the six players we got for him will kick off the rebuilding. We’ll see: The Phillies traded ace pitcher and 2008 […]

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One of the more perplexing things regarding the Benghazi hearings was questions regarding the mission’s purpose in Benghazi. The mission performed no diplomatic functions as entertaining dignitaries or issuing passports. Why would a long time American diplomat be assigned to such dangerous post in war torn Libya? Why were there far more CIA personnel in […]

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Urban black kids have drifted away from baseball. Major League Baseball started a foundation to being baseball back to the inner cities, but what’s really needed is a black baseball-loving role model. This Village Voice writer thinks baseball needs Chris Rock. Describing himself as “an endangered species — a black baseball fan,” Rock argued that […]

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Angels of Fenway

Great song for Red Sox Nation. James Taylor: Bookmark It

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The church of baseball

Of course it is! Anyone who has ever been to a religious service is aware that the level of pious intensity occasionally abates; intensity must be relieved. All religious services therefore include what look (and sometimes feel) like intermissions. Muslims, for example, are instructed about the when and where of the breaks in the sequence […]

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This is kinda cool

Thank God, baseball season is finally here! .@AstroTerry is photographing all @MLB cities from space w/ #ISSPlayBall. Details: http://t.co/dEBQnsX79y #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/2t0KWlupTh — NASA (@NASA) April 6, 2015 Bookmark It

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