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    These days, the most prepared players turn to video with the hope of gaining every advantage they can it comes to facing opposing pitchers. Chase Utley is the king of that in the Phillies clubhouse. Back when Ryne Sandberg played,......
  • Saying goodbye to a big chapter of my life

     
    Summing up 18 years as a sports writer in the newspaper business is something I wish I could do. My passion for the business, my love of sports and the wonderful people who have surrounded me are making that impossible.......
  • Sandberg addresses the possibility of Howard returning this year

     
    A few days after management waivered regarding a possible return for Ryan Howard, Ryne Sandberg voiced his opinion. “At this point, counterproductive,” the Phillies interim manager said. “You don’t want any fallbacks or anything.&#...
  • Ryne Sandberg

     
    I won't defend a lot of Ruben Amaro's decisions as Phillies general manager over the past couple of years. But he made a really good move when he lifted Charlie Manuel as manager and replaced him with Ryne Sandberg. The......
  • Star athletes like LeBron, Serena cash in on junk food endorsements

    Star athletes like LeBron, Serena cash in on junk food endorsements
    Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said. Of 512 brands...
  • Goodness gracious, great flaming dogs of feces

    I hit the blooper bonanza the other day with another envelope from the King of All Clippers. KOAC, who has been sending me collections of number-coded little clippings for years, draws these mostly from the Times-News, Palmerton, but they also come...
  • Domonic Brown

     
    If you want some entertaining reading, go back to my blog post from Aug. 30, 2011, and especially the Comments, which were extensive. I was defending struggling young IronPigs outfielder Domonic Brown against boo-birds. As I wrote there, when Brown......
  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

     Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins. 2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
  • Hernandez gets audition in center field; a dramatic exit for Ruf

     
    Until this past week, Cesar Hernandez had played the outfield for just one inning in his professional career, in the 23rd game of his career on June 20, 2007. Then, the all-star second baseman made back-to-back starts for the IronPigs in center field last...
  • Great Sports Debate appearance

     
    The season finale of The Great Sports Debate airs this week, and I was a guest along with host John Clark and panelists Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes. We talk lots of Phillies in my two segments. Does the bullpen......
  • Phillies Prescription

     
    Is there anything more depressing than watching this Phillies team stumble through loss after loss, going nowhere in the most dispiriting manner possible? They can't hit and they won't accept a walk, so there's never anyone on base. For that......
  • This homestand could determine the fate of this group

     
    Ruben Amaro Jr. insists he’s not yet determined if his team is going to be buyers or sellers. This homestand stands to be the difference maker. “It could be. It could be,” the general manager admitted. “I hope we’re adding......