1. 2010 NL All-Star Roster: Were the Right Philadelphia Phillies Chosen?

    In answer to the headline question: yes. Three Phillies are going to the mid-summer classic in Anaheim. But are the right three guys going? Should there even be three Phillies going ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 5,090 reads 16 comments

  2. That's My Roy: Halladay's Most Impressive 2010 Stats

    Even though his win-loss record through 17 starts in 2010 is just 9-7, Roy Halladay is having one hell of a season. Hopefully that will be a little more clear after looking through this slide...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 473 reads 4 comments

  3. The Philadelphia Feud: Jamie and Asher Debate the Phillies and More

    Asher Chancey and I are both Featured Columnists covering the Philadelphia Phillies for Bleacher Report. As we quickly learned upon meeting one another and becoming acquainted with ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 321 reads 0 comments

  4. Why Donovan McNabb's Own Words Are His Worst Enemy

    Controversy has a knack for following Donovan McNabb everywhere he goes. That’s partially because the quarterback has a striking talent for attracting it. Not just on pro football fields...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 653 reads 9 comments

  5. Secret Agent Utley: Is Chase Utley Playing Through an Injury...Again?

    Let’s forget for a moment that Chase Utley is one of the most popular athletes on the planet. Let’s imagine he’s a fictional character on Fox’s just-ended TV ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 589 reads 1 comments

  6. Philadelphia Phillies Offense Gets a Shot at Revenge Against Red Sox Pitching

    Red Sox pitching, of course, refers to just two men: Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield. Remember how both those guys dominated the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park three weeks ago ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  7. First Dibs: The Top-Overall MLB Draft Picks of the Last 25 Years

    Pretty self-explanatory. Here's the list, from B.J. Surhoff to Stephen Strasburg. From Ken Griffey Jr. to Bryan Bullington. From A-Rod to Anna...I mean Kris...Benson. Enjoy...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 2,209 reads 0 comments

  8. Are the Philllies Phinished? 10 Times They've Looked "Dead" Since 2007

    The Phillies look really, really bad right now. But relax. Anyone who has followed this team over the years knows that it happens every year—to every team, for that matter. That's part of playing a 162-game schedule...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 591 reads 2 comments

  9. Jamie Moyer: Law of Averages Catching Up to Phillies' Ageless Wonder

    Jamie Moyer is still an effective major league pitcher. And it’s still perfectly clear that National League lineups aren’t even close to catching up to the 47-year-old craftsman...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 364 reads 15 comments

  10. Week-By-Week NFL Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles Will Go 9-7 in 2010

    I know what you're thinking: This is ridiculous. I know it is. It's May. But, as any fan would have to admit, it's fun...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 1,725 reads 25 comments

  11. Who Are These Guys? Padres’ Rotation Scoring Big for Nickels and Dimes

    By now, everyone knows the 2010 Padres are doing very well so far in 2010. Currently at 26-18 and in first place in the NL West, they are this author's biggest surprise of the first ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 600 reads 5 comments

  12. Brad Lidge Shoots for Return to Phillies Bullpen Early Next Week

    Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who has been on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow since May 15, said he will throw in the bullpen both today and Thursday while the Phillies visit the Mets at Citi Field...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  13. Is It Time To Worry About Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies?

    The author of this column has a request: Please don't even think about blaming Roy Halladay’s tough start against the Red Sox on his high pitch counts in previous games. Don’t rip Roy...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 471 reads 3 comments

  14. Donovan McNabb: Examining Governor Ed Rendell's Analysis of No. 5

    Career politicians are all great at one thing: Double talk. They're good at backtracking statements and clearing up word-choices or so-called misunderstandings about all kinds of political footballs...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 459 reads 16 comments

  15. Philadelphia-Boston Preview: Can the Phillies Rock the Sox?

    The Red Sox have the Phillies’ number. That first became evident when Boston ousted Philly in the 1915 World Series, and little changed once interleague play began over 80 years later...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 292 reads 7 comments

  16. What Cole Hamels Can Learn from Roy Halladay

    This just in: Roy Halladay is one of a kind. He’s been baseball’s best pitcher over the past decade and he’s showing no signs of slowing down...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 339 reads 4 comments

  17. How DeSean Jackson vs. Donovan McNabb Resembles Jimmy Rollins vs. the Mets

    No matter how many consecutive sellouts the Philadelphia Phillies have had at Citizens Bank Park (they’re up to 58, by the way), the Eagles are always a hot topic. Especially when the topic is in any way, shape, or form connected to Donovan McNabb.

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 917 reads 1 comments

  18. Should Pat Burrell Return to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011?

    “Now batting for the Phillies, leftfielder Pat Burrell!” Longtime Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker called Pat the Bat’s name into the microphone nearly 2,700 times from 2000 through 2008...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 2,425 reads 40 comments

  19. Will the Phillies Regain Their Groove During Big Early-May Homestand?

    I have to preface this by saying I couldn’t be happier with the Phillies new 125 million dollar man, and I’ll never be one to second-guess the Phils for it. Congratulations, Ryan...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 196 reads 4 comments

  20. 2010 NFL Draft Review: Grading ESPN’s Commentators

    Not the most original idea, I know. Just figured this would be some fun. From a ratings standpoint, ESPN's draft coverage was a huge success. 7.2 million people tuned in on Thursday night...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 2,362 reads 10 comments

  21. 2010 NFL Schedule: Why the New Week 17 Strategy Won't Work

    The biggest surprise of the 2010 NFL schedule isn’t the Dallas Cowboys finally facing a primetime quality opponent on Thanksgiving Day. But that’s close...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 380 reads 5 comments

  22. The 10 Most Memorable Philadelphia Sports Seasons of the Decade

    The start of the Phillies' 2010 season marked the official beginning of a new decade of pro sports in Philadelphia...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 1,198 reads 16 comments

  23. Domonic Brown: The Philadelphia Phillies' Next Superstar?

    Anyone who’s followed baseball this spring knows the national sports media has been abuzz with talk about a “once in a lifetime” talent… Who is he? Well, he’s ...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about 4 years ago 141 reads 4 comments

  24. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Five Biggest Small Keys to the 2010 Season

    Those of you who regularly visit the Phillies’ BR page know that featured columnist Gary has appropriately analyzed the Phillies’ five “keys” to the 2010 season during the last few weeks...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about over 4 years ago 673 reads 0 comments

  25. MLB History: Ranking the 10 World Series Winners of the Decade

    A new decade of Major League Baseball will officially begin this Sunday when the defending World Champion New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball...

    James Ambler Written by James Ambler about over 4 years ago 2,427 reads 17 comments