Come on Charlie!

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MEMO TO CHARLIE MANUEL: do not use Brad Lidge in close games. He is strictly a mop-up pitcher at this stage of his career. Read more

Hall of Fame politics and Jack Morris

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The opposite-field home run Jim Thome stroked to left on Monday night re-ignited what seems to be every baseball fan’s passion —... Read more

Why Jim Thome belongs in the Hall of Fame

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It seems like a silly discussion, since only seven others have done what the big, friendly farm boy did on Monday night. But the question... Read more

The official score of MLS, Pocono and Chase Utley

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Glad to see the U.S. and Mexican national teams conformed to the official score of MLS, 1-1. Might as well have everyone on the same page.... Read more

Charlie Manuel, Flipping the Bird and Talkin’ About Practice

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Is it just me, or is Charlie Manuel’s slavish devotion to his veterans getting as irritating as a Red Sox-Yankees game? Clearly the... Read more

Hold those lawn chairs a bit longer

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The Phillies haven’t climbed Mount Lince-Cain yet, but at least they got out of base camp this weekend. After flailing away to a spectacular... Read more

Even the players loved NFL Madness

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Thoughts while wondering whatever became of the brainless reports that the Eagles would lure Brett Favre off his muddy tractor in Mississippi... Read more

The tension was brutal

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Thoughts on a weekend that left you more covered with sweat than if you’d worked out in a boxing ring. 1. Is it just me, or does Hunter... Read more