Monthly Archives: July 2008

Manny to the Phillies?

Apparently, this might happen.  The Phillies might be able to acquire the notorious Manny Ramirez– a.k.a. the best right-handed hitter since Willie Mays.  This has to be good, right?  Right?!? For those who say “Yes,” the reasons are simple and … Continue reading

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The Big Inning

There is an old adage about the role of momentum in a long baseball season that says:  “Momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher.”  Granted, there is some wisdom in this and there is definitely something to be said for … Continue reading

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Phillies Finding Starting Pitching

With yesterday’s post only a mere hours old, Pat Gillick listened–and got starting pitching.  The Phillies sent three minor leaguers to Oakland for starting pitcher Joe Blanton.  I really, really like this deal for several reasons: Blanton is an innings-eater.  … Continue reading

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Phillies Looking for Starting Pitching

It is the time of year when baseball fans are constantly checking various websites in hopes of finding news that their team just landed CC Sabathia or Rich Harden.  Well, unfortunately for the Phillies, both of those guys have already … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Billy Packer

CBS announed today that Billy Packer will not be back as the lead broadcaster for their NCAA basketball coverage throughout the upcoming 2008-09 season.  Jim Nantz will regain his play-by-play role, but will be joined by Clark Kellogg as the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Ed

In the first day of free agency in the post-Billy King era, it is made blatantly apparent why there is a post-Billy King era.  I find it very difficult to believe that King would have had wherewithal to accomplish the … Continue reading

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The Best That’s Ever Been

I do not claim to be an expert on anything, really (especially writing regular columns on BSB).  I have loved baseball my whole life–playing it, watching it, reading about it, etc.–but, in my days growing up in the United States, I … Continue reading

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