Saturday, May 30, 2015

Phils Have Fun at Sun Life

Phillies have owned Sun Life Stadium lately, by whatever name it was going by at the time.

Phils Have Fun at Sun Life

Domonic Brown breaks his bat as he hits a single during the second inning.
Domonic Brown breaks his bat as he hits a single during the second inning. Wilfredo Lee/AP

Since Sept. 20, 2008, the Marlins have had almost as many names for their home stadium (3) as wins against the Phillies there (4).

Since that day, the Phillies are 20-4 against the Marlins at what is now called Sun Life Stadium. It has also gone by Dolphin Stadium and Land Shark Stadium in that time frame.

A few quick stats from those 24 games:

         Phillies        Marlins
Wins 20 4
Batting Avg.       .254 .223
Runs/Game 5.08 2.50
Home Runs 25 15
ERA 2.36 4.40
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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