Happy trails, D League

Over a year ago, I got in contact with Patrick Gallagher, a radio guy out in Phoenix. But unlike the dry heat out west, Patrick was full of color and character, like you’d expect from any Philadelphia fan. Patrick, born and raised in the Philly area, went out west to chase a radio dream. He’s … Continue reading Happy trails, D League

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D League: Don’t forget about Joe

The Fantastic Four. R2-C2. The Four Horsemen. There is one tiny problem with those nicknames. Or should I say, a 6’3”, 244-pound problem: Where’s Joe Blanton? A pitching rotation takes up five slots, not four. And with all the media fuss over Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, Blanton is often left … Continue reading D League: Don’t forget about Joe

D League: MLB should adopt the NHL’s new ASG format

I’ve had friends who don’t even watch hockey think this was a brilliant idea and even my one pal, who is the sports editor for Rowan University’s paper in New Jersey and an avid basketball fan was pretty ticked that the NBA didn’t think of it first. But in our discussion, I brought up the … Continue reading D League: MLB should adopt the NHL’s new ASG format

D League: The All No-Ring Team

Winning is everything to some. In this week’s column, I compiled a team of players who have not tasted glory in their careers despite putting up some great numbers. Here are some excerpts from the list, highlighting a current and former Phillies. DH: Jim Thome – Big Jim probably has been teased the most time … Continue reading D League: The All No-Ring Team

D League: Expanding the MLB Playoffs

As you may know by now, I write a weekly MLB column for the guys at The D League. But their site isn’t just a blog. Their main focus is the radio show run by Patrick Gallagher and Jack Bevenour. They bring you a unique approach to sports commentary. Their focus isn’t stats. It’s all … Continue reading D League: Expanding the MLB Playoffs

D League: One stood tall through the steroids

Barry Bonds…check. Mark McGwire…check. Sammy Sosa…check. Ken Griffey, Jr……… As I’m going down the list of power hitters I grew up watching, I stopped at Griffey’s name. I looked back at each of their four careers and noticed a theme: they all hit a ton of home runs – a combined 2,584 to be exact. … Continue reading D League: One stood tall through the steroids

D League: Cliff Lee

Here is my next column posted on The D League show’s blog. The Phantastic Phour. Phour Loko. The Phearsome Phoursome. The Phour Horsemen. It’s only been two days since the Phillies signed Cliff Lee and the rotation has already been bombarded with a handful of catchy nicknames. There have also been Photo-Shopped pictures with the … Continue reading D League: Cliff Lee