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Archive: October, 2012

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:42 AM
(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun, as well as a detailed answer, stats, charts and commentary on the previous week's question. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.) THIS WEEK'S QUESTION Which are the only managers to win World... Read more

The Eagles' 30-Minute Fix

Friday, October 12, 2012, 3:20 AM
LISTEN TO BOOP & BIG DADDY GRAHAM Click here to listen to Boop on the Overnight Show on Friday, Oct. 12. Used with permission by SportsRadio 94WIP and CBS Philly. We know the last thing you want to hear about concerning the Eagles is turnovers, but we have good... Read more

Separated at Re-Birth?

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:19 PM
The image of Jayson Werth on Friday's Daily News Back Page looked real familiar ... Read more

Daily News College Football Picks

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:09 PM
Click here for the full version of the Daily News College Football Picks. Read more

Yankees Playoff Walk-Off Homers

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:28 AM
LISTEN TO BOOP & BIG DADDY GRAHAM Click here to listen to Boop on the Overnight Show on Thursday, Oct. 11. Used with permission by SportsRadio 94WIP and CBS Philly. Even if he wasn't a former Phillie, Raul Ibanez's performance Wednesday night — 48 years to the day that Mickey... Read more

Lion Down on the Returns

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1:48 AM
LISTEN TO BOOP on WIP Click here to listen to Boop on the WIP Morning Show on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Used with permission by SportsRadio 94WIP and CBS Philly. It is time — BoopStats has learned — to put DeSean Jackson in to field kicks — punts, kickoffs ... heck, if the Lions... Read more

Eagles No Home Returns

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 3:55 AM
LISTEN TO BOOP & BIG DADDY Click here to listen to Boop on WIP with Big Daddy Graham on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Used with permission by SportsRadio 94WIP and CBS Philly. The Eagles have played 80 games (regular season and playoffs) at Lincoln Financial Field ... and they have never returned... Read more

Eagles By The Numbers

Monday, October 8, 2012, 3:21 AM
LISTEN TO BOOP & BIG DADDY Click here to listen to Boop on WIP with Big Daddy Graham on Monday, Oct. 8. Used with permission by SportsRadio 94WIP and CBS Philly. Click here to check out the full version of our Eagles By The Numbers Page in Monday's Daily News. Read more

Ryan Howard Left Out

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12:00 AM
If it felt like the wind picked up at Citizens Bank Park in the latter half of the summer, it just might have been an opposing lefthander on the mound facing Ryan Howard. We understand that strikeouts will always be a part of the Big Lefty Piece’s resume, especially when he faces a southpaw... Read more

Daily News NFL Picks

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 12:00 PM
Click here for full versions of -- Vegas Vic's NFL Picks Daily News Staff NFL Picks 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.

To listen to Boop on 94WIP, click here.

Reach Bob at vetronb@phillynews.com.

Bob Vetrone Jr.
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