1. Roy Halladay and MLB's Top 10 Individual Races: 10 Stats Titles Up for Grabs

    As the 2010 regular season enters its final week, there is some drama left in the pennant races, but lots of drama and intrigue remains in the battle for various individual statistical titles and the more prestigious awards that players covet...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 2,134 reads 32 comments

  2. Phillies 11-Game Win Streak Broken: Gee, Duda Beat Them?

    Well, Gee, nothing really lasts forever, does it? The Phillies, playing before their 122nd straight sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park, saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end, losing 5-2 to the New York Mets...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 379 reads 9 comments

  3. Philadelphia Phillies' New Dilemma: Do They Ease Off the Accelerator or Gun It?

    At the risk of being the master of the obvious, the Philadelphia Phillies are red hot right now. They’ve won 17 of 20 games in September, and boast a current 10 game winning streak...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 3,707 reads 28 comments

  4. MIke Vick's The Eagles Starter? Trying to Rationalize The Irrational

    So, this was the Kevin Kolb era some Eagles fans had attached so much promise and emotion to? A few preseason starts, one regular season start, two quarters of mediocre play, a concussion, ...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 761 reads 26 comments

  5. Phillies Top Braves: Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez Stake Roy Halladay To 20th Win

    Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez powered a red-hot offense and Roy Halladay gutted it out for seven tough innings as the Phillies defeated the Braves 5-3 before a raucous Citizens Bank Park crowd...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 904 reads 12 comments

  6. MLB Player Power Rankings: Going To War on WAR and Other Geeky Stats

    SPORTS IRREVERENCE AND MORE FROM THE OTHER TIP OF THE GOLDBERG WAR: What’s it good for: absolutely nothing? Confession #1: This was going to be a "power ranking" (Bleacher ...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 1,337 reads 7 comments

  7. Phillies-Braves: A Head-to-Head Battle of the NL's Two Best Teams

    If they're not playing for all the marbles the next few days at Citizens Bank Park, they're playing for a lot of them...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 1,769 reads 16 comments

  8. PhIlly Fans Celebrate Phillies and Eagles Victories In Sunny Philadelphia

    It may not always be sunny in Philadelphia, but Philly sports fans could not have asked much more from the last official Sunday of summer...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 171 reads 4 comments

  9. Raul Ibanez Quietly Giving Philadelphia Phillies a Good Season

    APPRECIATING RAUL Raul Javier Ibanez won't draw any NL MVP votes this year, and he may not even be in the top five of the Phillies' team MVP vote, but the Phils' left fielder should be commended for his 2010 season...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 1,416 reads 11 comments

  10. Ranking Rafa: With Career Grand Slam, Where Does Rafael Nadal Rank All Time?

    As all tennis fans know by now, Rafael Nadal captured the 2010 US Open to complete the career grand slam, one of only three players to do so since the immortal Rod Laver won his second true Grand Slam (all four majors in one year) in 1969...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 4,451 reads 154 comments

  11. Philadelphia Eagles Fans, Take Heart: We Could Be Detroit Lions Fans

    Sports Irreverence and More from The Other Tip of the Goldberg Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles lost their home opener 27-20 to the Green Bay Packers, and they lost more than that...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 639 reads 4 comments

  12. Roy, Roy And Cole and ... Who Takes The Ball: Pondering The Phillies Rotation

    Sports Irreverence and More from The Other Tip of the Goldberg Maybe it’s because of the rain that fell this morning—I haven’t seen any rain for about eight years, and it has me a little confused...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 3,750 reads 36 comments

  13. Howard, Utley, and Halladay Break Jinx; Lead Phils To 8-4 Win Over Mets

    The Philadelphia Phillies have shown resilience, heart, and very solid pitching in somehow amassing the best record in the National League during a strange season that could have derailed a lesser group...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 518 reads 9 comments

  14. A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Rooting for McNabb:Is It Really All About The Laundry?

    With Labor Day—and the unofficial and lamented end of summer—now in the rear view mirror, the sting is lessened somewhat by the knowledge that the NFL season is just days away...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 480 reads 19 comments

  15. MLB: Power Ranking the 5 Best Matchups We Could See in October

    Of all the major team sports, baseball is, uniquely, a game of great matchups and showdowns. Mostly, it’s a game of individual showdowns within the construct of team ball...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 2,425 reads 29 comments

  16. Roy Halladay Labors to Victory, Philadelphia Phillies Outlast Brewers 5-4

    Maybe it was poetic justice, or simply baseball justice, that the Phillies fought back to win a game for their ace tonight. After all, it was Labor Day Saturday, and the man often mispronounced as Roy “Doc” Holiday was clearly laboring tonight

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 266 reads 9 comments

  17. Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels: Where Does the Phillies' Big Three Rank?

    With only one month left in the 162-game marathon that decides who makes the postseason, it's time to examine and rank the starting pitchers that each of the National League contenders summon to the hill...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 6,469 reads 54 comments

  18. Kuroda Kills Phils, But Do You Know Your Hideki's from Your Hiroki's?

    Sports Irreverence From The Other Tip of the Goldberg Hiroki Kuroda (pictured) came very close to no-hitting the Phillies last night, besting Roy Halladay in a 3-0 Dodgers win. He pitched 7...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 674 reads 15 comments

  19. King Cole Hamels Snaps Winless Streak, Shuts Out San Diego Padres

    Now, Cole Hamels can be considered the best 8-10 pitcher on the planet. After completing a masterful six-hit, no walk shutout on the road against his hometown Padres, the lanky lefty ...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 768 reads 17 comments

  20. Roy Oswalt and Jimmy Rollins Key Phillies Wild 12-Inning Win Over Padres

    A great outing by Roy Oswalt, and a three-hit, two-run night for Jimmy Rollins highlighted the Phils' 3-2 win over the Padres in a wild 12-inning affair at PETCO Park...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 760 reads 10 comments

  21. Ryan Howard and the Top 10 First Basemen in Major League Baseball

    INTRO: THE BEST EVER CROP OF FIRST BASEMEN As a bit of a stats geek (though I can’t quite hang with the elite), I’ve been amazed at how first basemen now dominate the offensive stats in both leagues...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 3,386 reads 57 comments

  22. Hard to Believe, Harry: Howard Loses It, and Who Batted Oswalt?

    (Sports Irreverence from The Other Tip of the Goldberg) All of us Phillies fans should have been happily dusting off our Whitey Ashburn impressions and laughing at the madcap turn ...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 1,658 reads 8 comments

  23. Debunking Donovan McNabb - 10 Myths Exploded

    News Flash: The Donovan McNabb era --11 years of winning football and controversy--came to an end this past Easter Sunday. Yet he still remains a lightning rod for criticism and debate in Philly...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 6,981 reads 134 comments

  24. PEDs In The Hall? Bonds, Clemens, A-Rod, And Cooperstown

    Opinion from The Other Tip of the Goldberg -- Matt Goldberg One of my favorite sports-related pastimes is to speculate on which current players will make the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about almost 4 years ago 229 reads 10 comments