All-Star break a nice distraction for the Phillies

Major League Baseball shut down for a short four-day break, July 11 through July 15, to enjoy the 2014 All-Star Game festivities. This year’s games had a similar feel to last year’s, with the Home Run Derby winner staying the same and another ceremonial introduction for a future Hall of… Continued

Utley heats up, Phils meander

The Phillies never make it easy, and this season, that has proved to be truer than fans care to admit. This time, the front office has a heavy hand in the blame, and this was reinforced tenfold this week. Recently, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. went on “The Mike… Continued

Phillies need to focus on the rebuild

Remember when the Phillies would hit themselves back into games that were poorly pitched? Or when the pitching was dominant enough to make up for a bad hitting stretch? How about when the Phillies could sweep a team and it wouldn’t be a surprise? Phillies fans do remember these things,… Continued

Phillies struggling to stay afloat after two months

With the first two months of the Major League Baseball season quickly coming to an end, it’s time to look at how the Phillies have performed thus far. Unfortunately, this year has not been quite as exciting as previous years, but then again who thought it would be? At 23… Continued

Manuel fired as manager but Amaro keeps his job

During the Aug. 17 Philadelphia Phillies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were chants being yelled throughout Citizens Bank Park. “Fire Ruben! Fire Ruben! Fire Ruben!” The fans were showing their support for recently fired Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and their strong disapproval of the job being done by… Continued

Trout and Woods define true greatness in sports

You cannot explain true greatness; you just know it when you see it. True greatness stepped up to the plate and hit a home run on his 22nd birthday. True greatness teed off at 8:35 a.m. in hopes of winning his 15th major championship three days later. Mike Trout is… Continued

Baseball’s non-steroid storylines deserve attention

To the casual sports fan, it may seem like baseball’s regular season has ended. To the casual sports fan, the main storyline in baseball at the moment might appear to be the downfall of a disgraced former superstar and his impending suspension. After all, the important parts of the season,… Continued

Amaro, Phillies should stay the course for 2013

The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies’ roster, with an Opening Day payroll of $159 million, was built to compete and win now. With many of the core pieces in the final year of their contracts, it is perhaps the final year for these players to make a run together. Among the impending… Continued

MLB busts Braun for PED abuse

Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers July 22 for the final 65 regular-season games and any potential postseason games of the 2013 season. I’ll give you three guesses as to what he was suspended for. Yes, once again, Braun was tagged by the league for performance-enhancing… Continued