Joe Blanton Night at the 2008 World Series

  When most big-league clubs send their number four starting pitcher to the mound, about the best they hope for is that the hurler keeps them in the game and gives the offense a chance to win. Seldom do they expect a gem, and even more seldom do they either expect or receive any kind … Continue reading Joe Blanton Night at the 2008 World Series

Tampa Bay’s red-hot Rays are Cole’d off in Game One

Hamels shut down the Rays in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series at Tropicana Field in Tampa The tall, lanky, mega-talented Phillies lefthander, one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, took the mound for his first-ever appearance in the World Series. He seemed in complete command as his team staked him to … Continue reading Tampa Bay’s red-hot Rays are Cole’d off in Game One

The ancient Mariner keeping Phillies afloat

  Jamie Moyer was born on November 18th, 1962, just two days short of my own first birthday. John F. Kennedy was the President of the United States and dealing with the Cuban missile crisis, West Side Story was highlighting the motion picture scene, television was still in black & white and had only three … Continue reading The ancient Mariner keeping Phillies afloat