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Phillies, China, etc.

A word from China on the Phils.

Phillies, China, etc.

Jim Gourley is a native Philadelphia who now works as a freelance writer and photographer in Philadelphia. He sent along word about something he wrote for his blog, about life and baseball and the Phillies. It's very good.

Here's a sample paragraph:

I started high school in 1964. 1964. Those who know, know, and those who don’t, don’t need to know. But it’s my story and I get to tell it, even if after 4+ decades I still can’t find the words. Don’t even try to tell me that the collapsing Mets of the past two seasons even come close. They don’t. They haven’t suffered enough yet to know what meltdown really means. Come back in a half-century of spectacular disappointments and then possibly you’ll have some idea of what happened in 1964 in Philadelphia. But even then you won’t know, since whatever can happen to you has already happened before, in Philadelphia where we bled out.

The rest of the post can be found here.

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at Reach Rich at

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