1. A Blow Out, Shelling, Cannonade, and Fusillade All Smashed Into One Game

    I thought I had seen it all, but time and time again life loves to throw things at you. I was on a bench while my high school baseball team was no hit, I've been drilled by a 6'5", 240lb power pitcher and I've even sat through multiple blow outs...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 92 reads 10 comments

  2. Another Opening Day, a New Adventure Begins and Life Finally Returns to Normalcy

    With it less than a week away from the start of Opening Day, or should I say Opening Night in Major League Baseball, what better time than now to write something about the boys of summer, ...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 48 reads 5 comments

  3. Two Icons: Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente

    I was typing up my Gen Ed (short for General Education) English paper on icons, when I remember my paper was on Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 2,009 reads 13 comments

  4. Temple's Baseball Program Finally Starts Heating Up: Mid-Season Recap

    This will be my second college sports article and my first within the "college baseball" community. I have no idea what to expect, so here goes...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 242 reads 1 comments

  5. Who Are You? What Makes an Athlete an Athlete?

    While trying to knock roughly three birds out with one stone, I started to think of ideas for new things to write about on Bleacher Report. It is not going well, let us just say it is a losing battle...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 4,151 reads 3 comments

  6. Mac Attack: The Phillies Spring Training Roster Moves Edition

    As the waning weeks of spring training come to a close, we are reminded of the troubles that Philadelphia Phillies have trying to fill openings in the starting rotation, and bullpen. A lot of players' major league lives are on the line...

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  7. A Look into Baseball Fans: What It Means to Play Baseball in America

    I can happily and adamantly admit that I am a baseball lifer. By the time that it is my time to go, I hope to have played, coached, taught, and explained the history, inter-dimensions, ...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 891 reads 26 comments

  8. The MLB All-Time All-Star Team

    I usually try to stay away from these kinds of articles but, after reading several "Greatest Team Ever" or "Best Team Ever" articles, I decided to write my own...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 638 reads 33 comments

  9. Weekend Update: Temple University

    I think now is a good time to give everyone an update on the Temple University sports scene for the week of March 9-15 and my first college sports article for BR...

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  10. Ten Philadelphia Phillies You Never Knew About

    Since the dawn of Philadelphia sports in 1883 with the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia has been blessed with great and Hall of Fame-caliber athletes. Many of those athletes who have played for the Phillies are not well-known...

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  11. A Late, But Open and Personal Thank You Letter To Pat Burrell

    Dear Pat Burrell, You may not know me, but I certainly know you. This maybe a little late but, I was one of your biggest fans in Philadelphia through thick and thin, your cold spells and blazing torrential hot streaks...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 532 reads 2 comments

  12. When Celebration Becomes More Than Celebration: When Does It Go Too Far?

    I would like to start off by saying: I am NOT trying to bash Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (NHL), Jose Reyes of the New York Mets (MLB), or Chad "Ocho Cinco" (or whatever ...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 198 reads 4 comments

  13. Before You Buy, The Tale Of The Tape: MLB 09 Versus MLB 2K9

    Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Wii, PSP, Playstation 2. These are some of the Video Gaming consoles necessary to play MLB 09: The Show and MLB 2K9...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 3,406 reads 7 comments

  14. Mac Attack "Lights Out Edition": Previewing/Reviewing the Phillies Bullpen

    The Phillies bullpen, last season and in the postseason, was lights out. The combination of Chad Durbin-Ryan Madson-J.C. Romero-Brad Lidge rivals that of Rivera-Wetteland of the mid-1990s New York Yankees fame...

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  15. Mac Attack: Pre/Reviewing The Philadelphia Phillies Rotation

    And I cant see the Hand no,That pulls me to my knees,But when I meet my shadow I see gravity,—Embassy, Gravity Another edition of the Mac Attack here, reviewing the Phillies starting rotation...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 360 reads 1 comments

  16. Mac Attack, "Locked and Loaded" Edition: Reviewing the Phillies Lineup

    Locked and loaded, voices screaming"Let's go! Come on, do it, here we go!" - The Offspring, Hammerhead The Philadelphia Phillies' lineup has not changed much since the postseason, ...

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  17. Five For Fighting: Profiling the Battle for the Fifth Rotation Spot

    The Phillies and Mets (of all teams) have a similar problem that has to be addressed. Both teams' No. 5 starting spot is up for grabs...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 169 reads 5 comments

  18. Top 10 Philadelphia Phillies Pitchers (1883 to present day 2009)

    The Phillies have been blessed by some of the greatest pitchers to ever throw the ball. Names like Alexander, Bender, Roberts, Simmons, Carlton, Wise, Schilling, and Hamels. I will count down the top ten of the Phillies pitching greats...

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  19. Whatever Happened to the Glory Days of Baseball?

    Glory days well they'll pass you by Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye Glory days, glory days -Bruce Springsteen, Glory Days Whatever happened to the glory days of baseball? ...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 163 reads 10 comments

  20. Special Report: Phillies' Ryan Howard Signs Three Year Deal

    This just into the desk at Mac Attack. KYW 1060 AM in Philadelphia reports that Ryan Howard has been signed to a three year $54 million deal. The deal eats up Howard's remaining years of arbitration...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 49 reads 4 comments

  21. Mac Attack, First Episode: Truck Day, Backing Up Ruiz, and More

    I figured I'd start a monthly article that deals with issues surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies. Issues in this debut article of the Mac Attack: Happy Truck Day to all, is Ryan Howard worth $18 million?, backing up Ruiz, and other rumblings...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 109 reads 10 comments

  22. Lights Out: Profile of the Philadelphia Phillies' 2009 Bullpen

    With the Super Bowl over, millions of people who were hunkering down for the winter, are now returning to their natural calling: baseball...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 178 reads 5 comments

  23. The Complete Look Into Baseball Fans, The Youth of the United States of America

    What makes baseball fans unique? Is it the fact that we break away from mainstream society and form sects within an overall subculture? How about the fact that no one quite understands a baseball ...

    B Mac Written by B Mac about over 5 years ago 448 reads 3 comments

  24. Tales of Interest: Part Four

    Part four of my paper, so here we go... Tying the black and white information together. The members of the subculture do in fact meet the criteria for a subculture...

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  25. Tales Of Interest: Part 3

    Here's Part 3 of my paper on baseball fans as a youth subculture. Have fun reading it. To “passively participate”, in other words to go to watch the professionals play, ...

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