The Idle Rich Archive: October, 2008

At parade, Burrell leads off

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After more than 3 hours, the 90-minute parade had reached the sports complex. I cannot imagine anything bigger, louder, or more fun. Walking... Read more

The Drought is over

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An hour beforehand, it was still hard to know. The seats at Citizens Bank Park, dark blue and mostly empty, sat unopened in the cold. You could... Read more

Madson will pitch first for Phils

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Phils manager Charlie Manuel has played the first card of Game 5 1/2 of the World Series: After the Phillies hit in the bottom of the sixth inning... Read more

Who's first? Madson?

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They'll all head out to rightfield, right from the start tonight -- coaches Mick Billmeyer and Roly DeArmas, all of the pitchers, all of them... Read more

Phils hold the advantage

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In the gloomy light of morning, after post-game bar arguments and other suitable deliberations, here are the two main points about Game 5 of... Read more

Cherishing the moment that is here

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“This is a time to cherish,” Jimmy Rollins was saying. He was sitting in the dugout, hours before the first pitch last night. The... Read more

Welcome back Westbrook

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Brian Westbrook returns. Eagles win. Cause, effect. It was an odd sort of day, with a Phillies hangover from the night before and Phillies... Read more

The Old Man and the Series

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“You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or... Read more

Weather like it's 1993

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Watching the mist and the rain fall this afternoon, the day has a 1993 feel to it -- specifically, October 20, 1993. Because it represents a... Read more

Phils: Myers did fine

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Lousy weather in Orlando, rainy, foggy, getting ready to fly home, doing the second-guess thing in my head about how Phils manager Charlie Manuel... Read more