1. Phillies: Another Slow Offseason

    As usual, the Phillies haven’t been the most active team this offseason. The main reason is because of something Ruben Amaro Jr. learned from Pat Gillick. That is patience, something every successful general manager must have...

    Ryan Smith Written by Ryan Smith about over 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  2. Baseball Boneheads: The Best Baseball Bloopers

    My previous article, MIB (Men in Blue), involved funny stories about umpires and because a request was made, this next one involves funny stories about players...

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  3. MIB (Men in Blue): Funny Stories Involving Umpires

    Being an umpire is probably the most nerve-racking job in baseball, besides being a closer. If you make a great call, the fans love you. If you make a horrible call, they hate you...

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  4. Hall of Fame: Possibilities For The Class Of 2009

    Ahh, one of my favorite times of the year, the Election of Hall of Famers. The Veterans Committee is first, and they’ve released the ballot. There are two separate ballots: Post-1943 and Pre-1943...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies Favorites: 10 Best Phillies Teams

    I'm almost half way done this series of articles and here's another good one. The Phillies have had some very good teams over the years, yet they have had many more bad ones. Though this may be true, I created a list of the greatest Phillies teams...

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  6. Philadelphia Phillies Favorites: Ballparks

    A team’s home field is one of the most important factors in how a team plays. The dimensions, the turf, and comfort of the fans are all important. If the fans are unhappy, you’re in trouble...

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  7. Philadelphia Phillies Favorites: Trades

    Second-guessing is one of the things that come with trades. Whether the trade was good or bad, or if it was worth it is open for debate with the fans...

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  8. The Cardnial Sins Of Baseball: The Things You Shouldn't Do

    There are many sins in baseball. Some are minor, but others are severe. We call the severe ones the Cardinal Sins of Baseball. There are many Cardinal Sins, but these are the 13 I think are the most severe...

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  9. Baseball: Love of the Game or All Business?

    I am a huge baseball fan, but what I can’t stand is the salaries right now. I love the sport, but I don’t like what it’s turning into...

    Ryan Smith Written by Ryan Smith about over 5 years ago 262 reads 1 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies Favorites: Rivalries

    Rivalries. Every sport has them. In football, there’s the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry. In baseball, there are the Red Sox-Yankees and White Sox-Cubs rivalries. In basketball, there’s the Celtics-Lakers rivalry...

    Ryan Smith Written by Ryan Smith about over 5 years ago 105 reads 3 comments

  11. The Worst Part of the World Series: The Voices of Fox

    The World Series. The Big Stage. The place every player wants to be. Everyone loves the Fall Classic. Nothing can possibly be wrong with it! Actually there is something wrong. The worst part of the World Series is Fox Sports commentators...

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  12. The Ballclubs of Philadelphia

    Now, I’m sure any fan of baseball in the Philadelphia area knows the two baseball teams that graced their presence in Philly. They are the Athletics and Phillies...

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  13. Greatest Outfield Ever... and The One That Could Have Been

    Ed Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, and Sam Thompson. Or to some, “The Greatest Outfield Ever”. They are all Hall of Famers and have a lot in common. Delahanty began his career with the Phillies in 1888...

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  14. Philadelphia Phillies Favorites: Greatest Games

    If you've read some of my previous articles, I'm sure you've realized I am a Phillies fan. This next article will be the first of about eight or 10, all with the title "Phillies Favorites"...

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  15. Who Says Baseball Isn't a Contact Sport?

    The question of the ages: What's the greatest sport ever? Baseball? Football? Hockey? Basketball? I'll respect anyone's opinion, but if the reason is because there's not enough contact or action in baseball, then I have to draw the line...

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  16. The Overlooked: The Players Most Deserving to be Enshrined in The Hall

    There are 286 Hall of Famers. All of them are legends and will always be known as the greatest players to play the game...

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  17. Jamie Moyer: Future Hall of Famer?

    Jamie Moyer is one of the most likeable players to play the game. He's won the Hutch Award, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, and the Roberto Clemente Award—all of them in the same year! ...

    Ryan Smith Written by Ryan Smith about over 5 years ago 1,398 reads 17 comments

  18. Greatest Phightins: Philadelphia Phillies' All-Time Team

    I saw that another writer created his own All-Phillie team, but I have to disagree with a few of his players. Here's Mine: Catcher Other Writer's Pick: Mike Lieberthal My Pick: Bob Boone Reason: ...

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