The Phinal Two

And the results are in. The Phinal Phour pitted a pair of #1 seeds with Mike Schmidt taking on Bobby Clarke. It also featured a battle between two great Phillies broadcasters in Harry Kalas facing Richie Ashburn. The results in the Schmidt/Clarke matchup were very surprising as Clarke took 55.17% of the vote to win. On the other … Continue reading The Phinal Two

The Road to the Phinal Phour

The all-Philly tourney is nearing it’s conclusion. With one #1 team eliminated and a wacky Final Four soon to be set, the final eight athletes/personalities will compete to become the greatest athlete in the history of Philadelphia. I asked myself one thing earlier today: Where the hell is the Phillie Phanatic? Yes, I know we … Continue reading The Road to the Phinal Phour

All Time Phillies Team….by decade

By Dan MacNeal Now when I thought of this project, I thought it would be fun to mix and match some guys from different decades and see how this team would come together.  Well, during the actual project, I felt it to be like filling out a college basketball pool, with constant changes and updates.  … Continue reading All Time Phillies Team….by decade

Kalas Statue in the Making

  –Philadelphia Inquirer  A Vermont sculptor is working on a clay model of Harry Kalas. His vision is to present the statue in a bronze form to the Phillies organization. Lawrence J. Nolan is the sculptor and he hopes to be able to remember the late Kalas by having him join Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt, Robin Roberts, … Continue reading Kalas Statue in the Making

FIM Recap

I’m still up for absolutely no reason whatsoever so I decided to recap moment 15-2 of the Famous/Infamous Moment series. Tomorrow morning I will post #1 which is pretty obvious as to what it is. Here is the list: #15 – Steve Cartlon (1994), Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn (1995), and Jim Bunning (1996) get … Continue reading FIM Recap

FIM #5: The Whiz Kids

Almost 60 years ago, we remember one of the most exciting and memorable teams in Philadelphia history: the Whiz Kids. Known for their youth and energetic play, the Whiz Kids took the Phillies all the way to the World Series, only to lose to the New York Yankees. The Whiz Kids were comprised of a … Continue reading FIM #5: The Whiz Kids

FIM #9: Harry and Whitey

One dazzled people with his play on the field. The other dazzled them with his amazing voice. But what made them so special was their friendship and team work in the broadcast booth years after the former retired. Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas were two of the greatest broadcasting duos in all of sports and … Continue reading FIM #9: Harry and Whitey

FIM #15: Three Straight Years of HOFers

It was in the wake of a World Series run that ended in heart break. But fans were soon reminded of the great players that have worn the Phillies jersey in years past. 1994 was the first of three consecutive years a Phillie would get inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. In … Continue reading FIM #15: Three Straight Years of HOFers

Phillies March Madness: Final Four

Here is your Philadelphia Phinal Phour #1 Chase Utley vs #2 Curt Schilling Why Utley: Mr. Utley was THE man for the Phillies since 2005. He has a .298 average going into the 2009 season and is one of the few guys producing offensively during the Phillies current slow start. Some of his career achievements … Continue reading Phillies March Madness: Final Four