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From a few years ago. Still pertinent. The Phillies are, once again, rebuilding. I was so pleased when Hobart published this in the middle of the season last year. With pitchers and catchers upon us, I wanted to share it again.
Bummed about the Spurs? There's still baseball. Read my new essay, freshly published at Hobart, about how I learned everything I know about postmodernism from the Phillies. If you're feeling dejected about last night's Big Game, you'll find some succor in this piece, I think. Many thanks to editor Aaron Burch.
Wally Joyner to join the Phillies as assistant hitting coach. Good for you, Wally! Now, can anyone tell me where the urban legend of Joyner owning Fleer started? Don't tell me it was just something my cousin made up. Related articles Phillies tap Wally Joyner as assistant hitting coach (philly.com) Phillies hire Wally Joyner as … Continue reading Your Moment of 80’s Baseball Zen
Phillies prospect Jim Murphy plays for the Lakewood BlueClaws, and so does his mustache. I got this photo via the hardest working blog in baseball, PhilliesNation.com.
Did I ever tell you about the time I went to an NLDS game (with my Valentine) and Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter? In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting today, I give you 75 of the 350 pictures we took that night. View the whole set on Flickr, here. Related: A Paean For the … Continue reading Pitchers and Catchers: Roy Halladay’s NLDS No-Hitter as Seen Through My Camera
Saturday's entree to this topic talked about Nickelodeon and the Power Rangers. One of my favorite comments came via Facebook: "I saw the commercials myself. [My son] even looked at me and said 'That looks cool, dad.' I said, 'it's actually the exact opposite!'" Precisely. The key to the success of the franchise was Saban's crafty … Continue reading Sundry Appeals to the Aficionado Within, Part 2