The Idle Rich Archive: October, 2009

Phils need a new plan

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Everybody did the same thing in their own way, playing out the World Series in their head before it started. If you were from Philadelphia... Read more

A hitters' night?

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You thought it was going to be a hitters' World Series between the Phillies and the Yankees. I thought it was going to be a hitters' World... Read more

Vick's first real test coming

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One leftover from Monday night was a late post-game conversation with Michael Vick. The whole Wildcat thing has been a bit on the underwhelming... Read more

It's a win, but not much more

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WASHINGTON -- The Eagles beat the Redskins by 27-17. So why don't you feel better? The Eagles got out to a big lead against the poor, pitiful... Read more

Black death for Eagles

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It was a nightmare in the Black Hole. The Eagles were beaten and they were beaten up by the Oakland Raiders, 13-9. They are now 3-2 and they... Read more

The Pedro Gamble

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If the Phillies had lost Game 1 to the Dodgers, the gamble would have been more obvious, the question neatly crystallized. When Charlie Manuel... Read more

Manuel: Score early

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Charlie Manuel, in the hours before Game 1: "We need to score some runs early." It will the the story of this NLCS -- whether or... Read more

Does America want the Phillies?

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Bill Rhoden of the New York Times offers up a little snack to fuel the fires until the Phillies and Dodgers drop the puck on Thursday night... Read more

Live Phillies Chat with Rich Hofmann - 10/13

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Join Rich Hofmann for a live Phillies chat at 11a.m. Read more

Manuel goes for it

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Charlie Manuel has managed every game of the playoffs this year as if it were an elimination game, and it takes your breath away -- the boldness... Read more