Timothy Olyphant starred in "Justified" from 2010-15 It's been three and a half years since the last piece in my "TV Watch" series came out. That last article in February 2014 covered the action-packed Cinemax drama "Banshee" starring Antony Starr and Ivana Milicevic. Since that time, more and more Americans have taken on the … Continue reading TV Watch: Justified
Like everyone else in Philadelphia during the year 2008, Scott Butler was completely caught up in the exploits of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball club. The Fightin’ Phils were on their way to the club’s second of five consecutive NL East Division crowns that summer. The season would culminate in the Phillies capturing just the second World … Continue reading So You Think You’re A Philadelphia Phillies Fan?
For younger fans of the Boston Red Sox, and Major League Baseball in general for that matter, this might be hard to believe. But for a long stretch of my lifetime, those Bosox were considered to be jinxed at best, chokers at worst. The Red Sox have captured three recent World Series crowns in 2004, … Continue reading The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox
There is no book that I have read in recent years that I can more highly recommend than “Ahead of the Curve” by Brian Kenny. Kenny is a 2003 Emmy Award winner who was named as the 2004 Media Personality of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He is now well-known by baseball fans as a … Continue reading Ahead of the Curve
Perhaps the single most controversial figure in the 133-season history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise is the subject of a new book "God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen" by Villanova University law professor Mitchell Nathanson. This is not a clumsy tome hastily thrown together to make a quick buck by giving fans some light … Continue reading God Almighty Hisself: the Life and Legacy of Dick Allen