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The Three Stages of Dom Brown

The Three Stages of Dom Brown

The Three Stages of Dom Brown

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Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

We like to think we're as patient as anybody in Philadelphia sports not named Sam Hinkie, but even we're ready to give up on Domonic Brown after breaking down his numbers.

He has basically had two bad full seasons sandwiched around one very good quarter of a season (.327/.345/.716). And his two "bad seasons" look so similar (.232 vs. .238 / .314 vs. .295 / .379 vs. .361) that it is hard to dispute that those are Brown's true colors and his 42-game power spree last season was an anomaly.

Check out how his numbers break down HERE.

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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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