Father's Day Reprise

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A reprint of a column from 2008, in honor of fathers everywhere -- particularly those of the vanishing WWII generation: Back when I believed... Read more

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE

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On a gorgeous Wednesday in Philadelphia, the Phillies are playing a doubleheader with the Marlins. Chances are, since about 75 percent of doubleheaders... Read more

A One-Game Wonder Remembered

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Memorial Day always makes me think of Harry O'Neill. A major-league ballplayer, a World War II hero . . . O'Neill's story, I've often thought... Read more

We Can't Give Up the Boos

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Disappointment always needs an outlet. Welcome to Philadelphia, the outlet capital of America. It was in 1967, I think, well after Dick Allen’s... Read more

Philly's Horse Racing Heritage

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(This week, when the Preakness Stakes is run in Baltimre and the Radnor Hunt Races in Willistown Township, seems like a good time to reflect... Read more

No Offense, Philadelphia

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OK, granted these 2011 Phillies go through stretches where it appears their offensive strategy must have been devised by Thomas Wolfe -- "You... Read more

The Dad Vail and Thomas Eakins

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This weekend the Dad Vail Regatta – a civic institution saved from an unthinkable relocation to New Jersey – is back in Philadelphia... Read more

The Dude Abideth No More

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If you assume, as most people do, that Lenny Dykstra used steroids, then the fact that all those muscles and pounds seemed to vanish as quickly... Read more