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Citizens Braun Park

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:25 AM
The Brewers' Ryan Braun now has 10 home runs in 20 career regular season games at Citizens Bank Park. That works out to a nice even 81-homer pace over 162 games(*). And that pace is second among the 19 opposing players that have 8 or more dingers at CBP: Player GP HR *162 David Wright ... Read more

PHILLIES BoopStats (updated April 8)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:49 AM
Check out these BoopStats on the Phillies: Jimmy Rollins in CBP Openers (April 8) Read more

NCAA Tournament Box Scores

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 8:10 PM
NCAA TOURNAMENT BOX SCORES FIRST WEEK: TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY BOX SCORES THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOX SCORES THURSDAY EVENING BOX SCORES FRIDAY AFTERNOON BOX SCORES FRIDAY EVENING BOX SCORES SATURDAY BOX SCORES SUNDAY BOX SCORES REGIONALS: THURSDAY BOX SCORES FRIDAY BOX SCORES SATURDAY BOX SCORES SUNDAY... Read more

Reeling 21

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:13 AM
James Anderson missed his first game for the Sixers Monday night, meaning he also missed his first game in this 21- (and counting) game losing streak. That leaves Thaddeus Young, Tony Wroten and Elliott Williams that have been played in each contest during the entire slide. By the way, when James... Read more

NCAA Times, Odds

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 9:46 PM
Click HERE for an easier to read NCAA Tournament Schedule Read more

NBA BoopStats (March 4)

Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:47 PM
Check out these BoopStats on the NFL: Click HERE to see the progression of the NBA's 60-Point Club Read more

February Morning Digits (Feb. 25)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 2:41 AM
TUESDAY, FEB. 25 ♦ There have been 10 games in which a NBA team has allowed 130 or more points this season. After Monday's 130-110 loss to the almost-as-hapless Bucks, the SIXERS have allowed four of those 10. ♦ The Bucks had 13 offensive rebounds in the first half of that game. The... Read more

CITY 6 BoopStats (March 26)

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:53 AM
Check out these BoopStats on the City 6: Click HERE for the All-Big 5 First Teams since 1994-95 Click HERE to see Philly DHs in the NCAA Tournament Click HERE to see Dick Jerardi's 2014 NCAA Bracket Click HERE to see why Villanova's loss to Seton Hall matters (March 16) Click HERE to see where... Read more

PHILLIES BoopStats (updated Jan. 14)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:49 AM
Check out these BoopStats on the PHILLIES: Click HERE for WHY CHASE CAN BE OPTIMISTIC (Jan. 14) Read more

NFL BoopStats (updated Jan. 10)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 12:57 AM
Check out these BoopStats on the NFL: Click Here to see how NFL Points Leaders have fared in Super Bowls (Feb. 4) Click Here to see How the NFL's Top Seeds have fared in the playoffs (Jan. 10) Read more
About this blog

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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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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