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Archive: July, 2009

"98 bottles of pee on the wall..."

Friday, July 31, 2009, 12:12 PM
The New York Times is doing great reporting on the business of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, finding lawyers -- presumeably lawyers who are Yankees fans, given the latest -- willing to put themselves in contempt of court by revealing names on the list of 104 players who tested positive in... Read more

Well played, Ruben

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 4:22 PM
I wanted Roy Halladay. You wanted Roy Halladay. Some people said they didn't care what it took to get him. But, well, come on. There had to be some limit, right? Now it will be Cliff Lee and right-handed bat Ben Francisco, in exchange for Carlos Carrasco, Jason Knapp, Lou Marson and Jason Donald.... Read more

McNabb watches TO show

Monday, July 27, 2009, 11:17 AM
Line of the day following training camp's first practice goes to Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who says he watched the first episode of Terrell Owens' new reality show. He said it had some interesting people on it. He was asked how the show might be improved. "By not having it," McNabb... Read more

Vick: 4-game suspension?

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 8:28 PM
There are plenty of reports out there now: that Michael Vick met on Thursday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and that Goodell is now likely to allow Vick to sign with a team and attend training camp, followed by a suspension that could last 4 weeks (per ESPN) or 4 to 6 weeks (per the Washington... Read more

Gammons: Phils MUST get Halladay

Monday, July 20, 2009, 8:53 PM
ESPN's Peter Gammons says that the Phillies must get Roy Halladay. Well, at least the headline of his blog says it. A fair summation of his position comes at the end of the post: From this view, however, Halladay isn't like anyone else. If the Phillies get to the World Series for three straight years... Read more

Lenny Dykstra's favorite movie

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 2:23 PM
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Fox, Manny, etc.

Monday, July 6, 2009, 1:11 PM
There is outrage in the land. How dare Fox cut away from precious Phillies at-bats, showing them in split-screen, to watch Manny Ramirez play for the Dodgers? How dare a television network -- as ESPN did during his minor-league rehab at-bats; rehab, heh, heh -- glorify this cheating piece of scum? I've... Read more
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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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