1. Philadelphia Phillies: A Topsy-Turvy Series Ends Upside Down

    There’s an old song that sums it up: After you go, I can catch up on my reading. And after you’re gone I’ll have a lot more time for sleeping...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 4 years ago 210 reads 0 comments

  2. What Does Pedro Martinez Have Planned? Hey, Old Goats Can Get Lucky Too

    Each day I wake, I attempt to do the same thing: be a decent mommy, be a loving wife, cook for my family, gather notes for a blog, and get my goats fed...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 4 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  3. Shane Shocker in Game Five: I'll Kiss It and Make It All Better

    There was a heavy fog in the valley this morning as I drove to the coffee shop. But the stale mist that had settled in Citizens Bank Park for the last two games lifted long before that—at 7:57 Monday night to be exact...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 4 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  4. Joe Blanton: Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Gray Poupon?

    Last December, my little nephew had a speech impediment and a very specific list. A total boy and a Toy Story fan since birth, he spouted his Christmas wish as only he could: “I want a big fruck an’ Woody...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 4 years ago 223 reads 2 comments

  5. Ryan Howard, You Want a Piece of Me?

    Cole Hamels took the mound with the poise and confidence of a rock star on a blind date. He sailed through the first inning—three up, three down; beaned A-Rod with a pitch to staunch any ...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 4 years ago 224 reads 4 comments

  6. World Series Game Two: Great Blogs of Fire

    So, we tasted the agony of defeat. Actually, it’s quite good on toast. You could say I’m making light of the fact that the PA team focused on a World Series repeat came up short...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 65 reads 4 comments

  7. World Series Game One: I Can Be Jayson Werth Too

    Not only does Cliff Lee compLEEte me, he pulled another compLEEte game out of his hat. His domination of the team with the best record in the majors, the most home runs, and the highest payroll was something out of a storybook...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  8. Twas the Night Before Christmas and Charlie Manuel Is Santa

    Twas the night before Christmas… At least that’s what it feels like because the anticipation is killing me. But not in the way that little kids lie awake with giddiness at what Santa will bring...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 155 reads 2 comments

  9. Time Is on Jayson Werth's Side

    Last week the lady behind the counter at Wawa told me people are always nice when the sun shines and the Phillies win. Well, it’s a great time to work at Wawa. And a perfect time to be a Phillies’ fan...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 326 reads 11 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies: Can They Have Their Cake and Eat It Too?

    This was the last stat I saw on the Phil’s odds of winning this series: In NLCS history, 20-of-29 teams that led the series 2-1 went on to win. Those are good stats. Better than mine...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 241 reads 0 comments

  11. Philadelphia-Los Angeles, Game Three: Cliff, That Showing Was Just Love-Lee

    By the end of the fifth inning with the Phillies up by eight, I was thinking, this game can’t be over fast enough . But after the eighth, when the home team added three more to the score, the Dodgers were thinking the same thing...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 133 reads 3 comments

  12. Philadelphia Phillies-Los Angeles Dodgers Game Two: Checkmate

    One morning my kid wandered into the kitchen half asleep and accidentally sent my favorite coffee mug to its demise on my hard ceramic tiles. Okay, accidents happen. But this wasn’t just any mug...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 160 reads 4 comments

  13. Philadelphia Phillies Win NLDS: Did I Hear an Innuendo in There?

    I thought my kid gave me gray hair. I think we all agree that the game that clinched the Phillies' NLDS championship was a hair-pulling, nerve-racking, nail-biting, drunk-inducing, hyphenated stress-fest...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about almost 5 years ago 92 reads 0 comments

  14. Pedro Martinez: Quick, Ask Me a Question

    When I walked into my brother’s house for dinner, he asked me one question. “What did Madonna name her daughter?” “Lourdes,” I said. Instantly, that answer put me on the Trivial Pursuit dream team...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 178 reads 2 comments

  15. The Six Degrees of Charlie Manuel

    By now you know a bunch of stuff about the All-Star game. You know the winner, what league has home-field advantage for the World Series, and the MVP...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 481 reads 2 comments

  16. Phillies-Braves Series Sweep: Hmm, That Went Well

    Atlanta had the Phillies’ number: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. Whoops, sorry. That’s Jenny’s number. The Braves were dialed in on Phillies' pitching...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 117 reads 3 comments

  17. What Happens When Mean Boys Take Over a Blog Site

    It’s a tough world out there. And blogging is no exception. Recently, a bunch of readers attempted to coerce me from posting to a site called The Good Phight on SB Nation...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 90 reads 2 comments

  18. And You Thought Steroids Were No Laughing Matter

    Testosterone, steroids, PEDs, or performance enhancers. Anyway you say it, it means one thing: We can’t stop talking about them—or rather we can’t stop talking about the people who abuse themselves with them...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 217 reads 9 comments

  19. Phillies Home Debacle: 'Til Death Do Us Part?

    Father’s Day is always tough for me because I have to honor my husband in a way that doesn’t directly benefit me. But this holiday was easy. He made two requests: No...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  20. Phllies-Orioles: Evolution Of a Nickname

    There’s one thing the Phillies loss did last night, it made it easy to find my car. When Jack Taschner replaced Antonio Bastardo after seven innings of five-hit, four-run baseball, it didn’t take long for the reliever to clear the stands..

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  21. Phillies-Blue Jays Finale: The Sequel to Benchwarmers?

    First, let’s look on the bright side. The Phillies came from behind to tie the game twice with the help of home runs by Jayson Werth, Jimmy Rollins, John Mayberry, Jr., and Greg Dobbs...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  22. Philadelphia Phillies: Welcome to the Land of Oz

    If I had a nickel for every time I said, “What do you plan to do with that booger?" I'm sorry, I got sidetracked. I meant, if I had a nickel for every time I said, "The Phillies don’t need another pitcher,” I’d be rich...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  23. Phillies-Blue Jays: It Sure Ain't the Luck of the Irish

    There’s Murphy’s Law, and then there’s Murphy’s game. Phillies ace Cole Hamels suffered another sub-par start, preempted by two changeups that kicked up dirt in front of the plate on the first batter of the game...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 109 reads 1 comments

  24. Abstain From Baseball? Watch Your Mouth

    Just because the Phillies were off yesterday doesn’t mean I have to stop writing about them. I’m a babe and I’m Irish...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  25. Phillies-Red Sox: Is That The Swine Pitching Flu Or Do I Smell Truffles?

    Sunday’s 11-6 Phillies victory over the Red Sox was a welcome change for a number of reasons. It was the shortest game Philadelphia has played since the June 9 loss to the Mets in eight ...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about 5 years ago 331 reads 5 comments