The Idle Rich Archive: October, 2008

Now it's Moyer's turn

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— It is really simple, Charlie Manuel was saying. You get the impression there was no extended debate, nor should... Read more

Game 2 is the real key

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People -- you know, people -- always say that the odd-number games in a seven-game series are the most important. Other than Game 7, which tends... Read more

Hamels: Birth of Greatness

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - He is like a god, the great and mysterious Steve Carlton. All of these years later, there really is no other way to... Read more

From here to "WE WIN!"

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I had been working at the Daily News for six months when the 1980 World Series happened. I figured it was always going to be like this. You know... Read more

Charlie still cagey on DH

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Phils manager Charlie Manuel has one card left to play before Game 1 of the World Series -- the identity of his designated hitter against Rays... Read more

Phillies, China, etc.

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Jim Gourley is a native Philadelphia who now works as a freelance writer and photographer in Philadelphia. He sent along word about something... Read more

Phillies=Underdogs

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The Phillies are likely to be underdogs here. That's fine. But it could have been worse. This is the way I figure it: had the Red Sox come... Read more

Partying like it's 1993

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My God, they're never going to leave. They're never going to get changed, shower off the champagne stink, get on the plane and return to Philadelphia... Read more

Phils wait on history

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It's about 4 1/2 hours before the first pitch at Dodger Stadium as I type this. The ballpark is coming to life. A couple of Dodgers are catching... Read more

The demise of Tony Hunt

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Stunning news. There is no other way to put it. The fact that the Eagles have made the decision to jettison running back Tony Hunt, their third-round... Read more