1. NLCS Game Three: Home-Field Advantage, Indeed

    There’s nothing like being at home—just ask the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Dodgers came through with a win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Three of the NLCS...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 498 reads 13 comments

  2. NLCS Game 2: At Any Given Moment, A Phillies Win Can Be Bittersweet

    At any given moment, the path we seem to be on can change.In the first inning of the NLCS, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers threw a pitch behind L.A. Dodgers’ Manny Ramirez and later claim the ball slipped...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 140 reads 1 comments

  3. NLCS Game One: Phillies Defeat Dodgers in Usual Style

    Philadelphia Phillies fans should be used to winning in this fashion. Lately, it seems the pattern is to have a shaky first inning, pitcher regains composure afterwards, offense shows up in one inning out of nine, and the bullpen salvages the win...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 267 reads 2 comments

  4. 2008 NLCS: Phillies Take on Dodgers—Next Stop, World Series

    The more champagne the Philadelphia Phillies spray in MLB clubhouses, the higher fans’ expectations and “expert’” doubt escalate...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  5. Philadelphia Phillies Head to the NLCS Riding the Long Ball

    We knew that we’d be here, right? Was there any doubt that the Philadelphia Phillies would advance to the NLCS after beating the Milwaukee Brewers? I didn’t think so...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 445 reads 6 comments

  6. Phillies-Brewers, NLDS Game Three: A Wake-Up Call for Philadelphia's Offense

    While it’s not time to panic, Game Three of the NLDS series highlighted my concerns.By not unpacking their bats, the Philadelphia Phillies allowed the Milwaukee Brewers to stay alive...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 208 reads 0 comments

  7. NLDS Game 2 Phillies-Brewers: Welcome Back, Brett Myers!

    Hey, David Aldridge! When you said, “Hamels was great yesterday. Randy was just as good today,” who were you referring to? I don’t know who Randy is, but Brett Myers was impressive in Game Two of the NLDS...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 342 reads 0 comments

  8. 2008 NLDS Phillies-Brewers: The Rebirth of The Playoff Phillies

    Did you hear that? It was a sigh of relief from previously worried Phillies fans. The postseason losing streak is over.From across the country, it was easy to feel the excitement cultivating within Citizens Bank Park...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 364 reads 0 comments

  9. Phillies-Brewers 2008 NLDS: Three Questions to Ponder

    Smell that? Take a deep breath in. Repeating as NL East Champions smells sweet, doesn’t it? The Philadelphia Phillies are ready to show why they are the champs...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 453 reads 5 comments

  10. 2008 AMA Formula Xtreme Championship: Zemke Runs First Race As Champion

    Jake Zemke was beaming as he stepped out of the Erion Honda truck and spotted his wife and children. Motorcycle racing fans took quick notice of his presence and soon he was swarmed by a handful ...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 413 reads 0 comments

  11. 2008 AMA Superbike Championship: The End of the Mladin-Spies Rivalry

    As the 2008 AMA Superbike season came to a close, there were reminders of the celebrations and controversies that made up this thrilling season...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 525 reads 1 comments

  12. Giants-Padres: Tim Lincecum Throws First CG Shutout of His Career

    Starting the third game of a series versus the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (along with Milwaukee Brewers’ CC Sabathia) led the MLB with 225 strikeouts...

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  13. No, Seriously...The Philadelphia Philles Are Winners

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    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  14. No Seriously...MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of August

    Another month passes us by and the postseason creeps closer. This month, the National League has captured my attention... Diamond of August: Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers Before Manny Ramirez was traded to the L...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 236 reads 0 comments

  15. The Tale Of a Momentary New York Yankees Fan

    I’m ready.It’s been over a month since my trip to the East Coast and I have come to terms with how I behaved. On July 29, I was a New York Yankees fan for three hours.There, I said it...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 173 reads 2 comments

  16. Lolo Jones Proves the Best Olympians Have Superhuman Abilities and Human Tears

    While in the midst of an Olympic frenzy, the only thing I appreciate more than the US winning a medal is seeing world-class athletes cry...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 1,706 reads 11 comments

  17. No, Seriously...MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of July

    With my selections for this month’s edition of MLB’s Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of the Month, I may as well have called it “July: Recognizing Rival Teams’ Players...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 341 reads 0 comments

  18. Erin Andrews' Attire Revives Old School Views and Incites New Voices

    Remember that philosophical question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” I have a new one for you: “If an unattractive woman ...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 2,281 reads 1 comments

  19. MLB East Rivalries Through West-Coast Eyes

    On July 22, with 90 pounds of clothing—including my treasured Philadelphia Phillies gear—packed away not-so-neatly in a borrowed suitcase, my boyfriend and I boarded an airplane bound for New York...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 610 reads 0 comments

  20. Dave Dravecky: Inspiration in a San Francisco Giants Uniform

    In our society, we tend to hoist professional athletes on pedestals and, in turn, forget they are human. The fact that they have raw emotion, imperfections, and may even have a few secrets (gasp!) surprise many...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about almost 6 years ago 587 reads 4 comments

  21. No, Seriously...MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of June

    June has come and gone, and we are quickly approaching the middle of this injury-prone season. However, with the passing of June arrives the latest installment of “MLB’s Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of the Month...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about 6 years ago 333 reads 1 comments

  22. No, Seriously...The Philadelphia Phillies Remind Me of Old High School Flings

    In high school, I had my share of male admirers who were able to make me happy and angry all in the same day. Moody? Sometimes. High expectations? Always...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about 6 years ago 404 reads 3 comments

  23. No, Seriously...MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of May

    Diamond of May: Lance Berkman, Houston Astros When I see Lance Berkman, I am reminded of players from a few decades ago—John Kruk and Kent Hrbek, just to name two...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about 6 years ago 456 reads 0 comments

  24. Philadelphia Phillies Analysis: Werth the Wait

    On August 2, 2007, Jayson Werth drove in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies were victorious against the Chicago Cubs...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about 6 years ago 841 reads 2 comments

  25. No, Seriously...MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of April

    As the end of the first month of the baseball season approaches, I would like to present the inaugural edition of “Diamond and Cubic Zirconia.” A diamond is a precious gem; its value is beyond compare...

    Claire Reclosado Written by Claire Reclosado about 6 years ago 753 reads 1 comments