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Archive: August, 2012

Remembering Karl Wallenda's tightrope walk across Veterans Stadium, 40 years later

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 1:21 PM
The following article by Frank Fitzpatrick was originally published on April 17, 2003, as part of an Inquirer series commemorating the final year of Veterans Stadium. This coming Friday, August 13, the Phillies will honor the 40th anniversary of Karl Wallenda's tightrope walk across Veterans Stadium... Read more

Cautionary Tale For The Phils

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 10:24 AM
(Reprinted from July 17, 2011 Inquirer) | By Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Staff Writer CLEVELAND - The Indians sat in first place when, on the cool and pleasant evening of June 20, they opened a series with the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field. Despite the good record and weather, and... Read more

What's Next For The Phils?

Monday, August 6, 2012, 1:48 PM
The Cubs? Or the Indians? Which model will the fallen Phillies follow? Let's assume that what we've watched from the Phillies these first 108 games of 2012 is no aberration and that the entertaining, successful and profitable mini-dynasty we've all watched these last six seasons is at an end. ... Read more
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Reporter Frank Fitzpatrick, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is covering his eighth Olympic Games and has yet to win a medal in anything except caffeine consumption. He has also been the beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State football. Reach Frank at

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