Shall We Dance?

 Posted by at 1:58 am
Apr 172010
 

by Kevin Franklin History is riddled with underdogs spitting in the face of the neighborhood bully and administering a humbling beating upon its supposed superior foe. Davey didn’t listen to the oddsmakers before he knocked Goliath to the canvas. Cassius Clay upended Sonny Liston, Joe Namath – Beauty Mist pantyhose and all – led the [More…]

The Hurt Locker Room

 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Apr 142010
 

by Kevin Franklin You knew it. You just KNEW it. All the cosmic tumblers were clicking into place. Championship-caliber team? Check. Add arguably the best pitcher in the game? Check. No more Eric Bruntlett? Check. It was all so perfect. Then this: Jimmy Rollins goes on the disabled list (presumably) and Jayson Werth tweaks his [More…]

What Next? Rollins to the DL

 Posted by at 10:29 pm
Apr 132010
 

by Mike Radano When Juan Castro headed out to short before Monday’s home opener against Washington, Phillies fans across the region went into panic mode. Castro wasn’t introduced moments before that in the annual roll-call that is the prelude to the first home game of the year. That designation has Jimmy Rollins birthright since 2001. [More…]

The Best Offense…

 Posted by at 7:15 pm
Apr 122010
 

by Kevin Franklin Sports are full of axioms: If you have two number one quarterbacks, you don’t have a number one quarterback, you can’t teach height and you score on zero percent of the shots you don’t take. Baseball probably has more proverbs than the other three major sports combined, so it doesn’t need any [More…]

A New Season

 Posted by at 2:29 am
Apr 112010
 

by Kevin Franklin Sometimes, you stumble upon a moment where all of your senses are brought to life like an orchestra reaching a crescendo. It doesn’t have to be anything earth-shaking, just a particular sound, like a song on the radio, maybe a smell that reminds you of your grandmother’s kitchen at the holidays or [More…]