There have been a lot of likable Philadelphia Phillies over the past 10 years. Jimmy Rollins. Ryan Howard. Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz. Cole Hamels. Shane Victorino, the "Flyin' Hawaiian". Jayson Werth. Aaron Rowand. Brad Lidge. Roy Halladay. Cliff Lee. None were as beloved as Chase Utley.
Cole Hamels is the most valuable asset in this season's trade deadline, and the Phillies would be smart to remember that. Any deal involving him should be one that sets the Phillies up for years. Anything short of that, and they might as well just keep him.
Sen. Ron Johnson has been attacking Hollywood liberals for the supposed anti-business propaganda of The Lego Movie. But co-producers John Powers Middleton and Dan Lin, it would seem, make an odd pair to lead the revolution against the business class.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable want the American People's permission to merge. The only answer for federal, state and local governments and regulators is to make a goal-line stand for sports fans and say no.
While the prospect of patching up the road ahead may be bumpy, especially when you trudge through the potholes of 2014, some past wisdom may help us along the way.
Jimmy preached expecting the best at a time when Philadelphians were instinctively expecting the worst. More than any other player, Rollins changed the culture, not just in the clubhouse, but in the city itself.
I was 6 years old when I went to my first Major League game on October 2, 1964. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3, at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Edith Houghton liked to call herself the first female solo scout for major league baseball. She was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1951. And Effa Manley was a pioneer in baseball at a time when women were nonexistent in sports and blacks still had few rights,
Sports programming is different than any other kind of programming because it is publicly subsidized, by far the most highly rated, and therefore critical to robust competition in the video market.
It's finally spring (fingers crossed), and that can only mean two things: I may soon have to appear in public wearing shorts, and the endless, soul-sucking, heart-breaking baseball season is underway.
There is no amount of money, fines, settlements or payments that is commensurate with the hardship that the arrogance, unethical and fast dealing behaviors of banks and their leaders have caused.
What's it like to be working on a new book, entitled Legendary Philadelphians? For me it's been a Philadelphia history refresher course. The purpose of the book, you see, is to profile over one hundred living or dead notable Philadelphians.
Even as he suffered his worst season yet with the Phillies, Manuel refused to step down. And when it came time to announce his departure he was adamant in saying that the team fired him. To Charlie, that's better than telling the world that he quit.
As the season enters that delicate time between the All Star Break and the trade deadline, it is clear that the Phillies as sellers makes about as much sense as a sand-flavored ice cream sandwich.
Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.
In recognition of the importance of repentance and judging others with the benefit of the doubt, I wish Delmon Young the best in Philadelphia. I don't suspect he will find himself getting in trouble again since I wholeheartedly believe he learned his lesson well.