The Idle Rich Archive: October, 2008

The Silence of the Bats

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There is supposed to be an old Chinese saying, "May you live in interesting times." It is said to be a proverb and a curse. It is... Read more

Manuel is all about tonight

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A funny thing happened at Charlie Manuel's pre-game media availability at Miller Park. Andy Reid showed up. Ask Manuel pretty much anything... Read more

Brewers' Cameron has another adventure

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Afternoon here before Game 3 in Milwaukee. They just closed the roof at Miller Park on a beautiful afternoon. Tonight will be all about loud... Read more

Phillies' scene shifts

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Down here at Gate D-11, it is just past 5 am and the traveling party is assembling -- and I have to tell you, it is one fine-looking group.... Read more

Myers creates a memory

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The final score trumps all, of course. And the fact that Brett Myers pitched like Brett Myers again will be more meaningful as the Phillies continue... Read more

Good news: Lidge now tired

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After Game 1, Phils pitching coach Rich Dubee was talking about closer Brad Lidge and his frightening dance between the raindrops. Which was... Read more

Cole Hamels, ace

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Somebody asked me earlier today in an online chat if Cole Hamels did not pitch well in Game 1, would he somehow be marking himself as unworthy... Read more

Phils need punch, not counterpunch

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This town has embraced its baseball team, in outsized numbers, mostly because it wins but partly because of how it looks at the end of the... Read more