Imagine if the men who rule baseball reduced each team’s schedule to its most elemental struggle. The Yankees and Red Sox would play each other 162 times — 81 in New York and 81 in Fenway — with at least 130 of those games shown on ESPN or FOX. (This would lead to only a [...]
Sweeping the Phillies in Philadelphia sure is fun, isn’t it? Sweeping anybody anywhere is a fine half-week’s work, but taking it to this bunch — the portion of it presently standing, at any rate — in that place?
The Phillies aren’t quite what they’ve been in the era encompassing August 2007 and everything after. That, of [...]
To understand that headline, go back a day and read my partner’s rather awesome post about Monday night’s instant Mets Classic.
Monday night’s game — forever to be recalled fondly, except in the Papelbon household, as the Jordany Valdespin Game — was a tense, taut affair, about as beautiful as a baseball game can be. Confronted [...]
Welcome to Flashback Friday: Take Me Out to 34 Ballparks, a celebration, critique and countdown of every major league ballpark one baseball fan has been fortunate enough to visit in a lifetime of going to ballgames.
BALLPARK: Citizens Bank Park
HOME TEAM: Philadelphia Phillies
FIRST VISITED: September 5, 2004
CHRONOLOGY: 28th of 34
RANKING: 14th of 34
Keeping an extra [...]
The 2010 Mets emerged from their hole in the ground one final time Sunday and I got as close to them as I could and looked hard to see their shadow. I sought the sight of the shadow of a doubt to which I’d been clinging through ever darkening times.
I kept searching for a sliver [...]
“Greg? Is that you?”
“Um, yeah. Hi Shea.”
“Where have you been all Friday? You missed the day-night doubleheader on TV. The Mets swept!”
“I heard. Great for us.”
“You must’ve heard. You have an extra-big smile on your face.”
“Sure. I’m always happy when the Mets take two.”
“From the Phillies, no less.”
“Yeah, I guess that’s who they played.”
“You guess! [...]