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I'm from the Philadelphia area and I love all teams Philly. While I'm huge on the Phillies and Eagles, I've really gotten into the Flyers recently and I'm following the Sixers much more than I used to. And although I'm no religious college sports fan, I like the Villanova Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions, and I watch a few of their games every season as well.
Even though I love watching the Eagles, Flyers, and Sixers, the team I support the most is the Phillies, since baseball is my favorite sport. I could sit for hours upon end watching the Phillies, whether on TV or at Citizens Bank Park. Through good times and bad, I'll always root for the Phils.
Since baseball is my favorite sport and the Phillies are my favorite team, I usually write about the Phillies, though I write an MLB article or a piece about another MLB team every now and then. In terms of what you'll see in my baseball pieces, I use standard stats to appeal to the common reader, though I'm a fan of sabermetrics. I haven't used them too much in the past, but I've learned more about them, and I've inserted them into my writing more.
In the past, I wrote sporadically, but I started writing more and more, which led me to become a Featured Columnist for the Phillies. Being a Featured Columnist for the Phillies has been a dream come true, and my experiences here at Bleacher Report have been invaluable.
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I haven't followed them terribly closely, but for Chase Utley, patellar tendonitis and chondromalacia is the kind of thing that is going to flare up every once and awhile and possibly make a DL stint needed, but it shouldn't really limit him when it is under control—which should be most of the time.
For Ryan Howard, that Achilles will never be the same, and he probably won't have quite the same leg drive that he used to, especially since it's his left leg, his driving leg as a left-handed hitter. That said, the difference is probably going to be insignificant.
The same goes for Roy Halladay. Honestly, the strained muscle probably won't ever be the same, but the change will hardly be noticeable on the field, especially now that he has had ample time to rest it.
Thanks for noticing! haha it happened over night.
My pleasure, Alec. You do the same!
Wow, I can't believe I forgot about Mike Adams and Mr. Young! haha I was blowing that up on Twitter, too.
Oh man, I would love for them to get Upton or Stanton. I'm not sure if that's likely, though. I am very uncomfortable with the outfield going forward. I think that's a huge issue.
I really hope last year was just a slip in this era of Phillies baseball, bro.
Sorry for the delayed response--my account was down for whatever reason.
Now, though, I'm back, and I'm happy we've got the Flyers to hold us over until the Sillies play ball again. I cannot believe the only thing Amaro has done was get Revere. No pushes for INF help?
Anyhow, I think the Birds are going to end up Bradley or Billick. It's looking like Bradley right now, and I don't think I'd be disappointed. However, he'll need to get the right offensive mind in there to be successful (and maybe the right defensive mind, too, after that weak-ass loss to ATL). Apparently, he can. So I think that'll be great. He gets the most out of his guys and he's a great manager (from what I understand) and that's what a HC needs to be.
You think the Phils are going to make the playoffs????
I got them at 10-6. I think that was a really hard loss, though it wasn't a must-win. The defense was heart-breaking on that last drive, and the pass rush was like, irrelevant. Anyhow, nice job on the FAs article.
You're welcome, Alec. Great work!
The Eagles have been unnerving at times, but they've won. If you look at the Ravens week 1 and the Browns week 2, the Eagles look good. Turnovers shouldn't be a problem much longer, and the defense may have made a complete 180.
But those Phils, man...I want another series so bad I can feel like October 2008 all over again.
I wish I had time to write about the the Phils! I've been following them and keeping up with all the work on the b/r Phils' page, but with the Eagles' season going on, it's hard to write some substantive Phils stuff. I wanted to trash them for dropping 3 of 4 in Houston, but I didn't have the time. Anyway, keep up the good work, boss!
I thought I did, too. I checked to see if you'd written anything lately, and realized I hadn't favorited you.