Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Maikel Franco a legitimate contender for Rookie of the Year

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10:22 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge cartoon Yes, the Phillies have been unwatchable most of the season, with Wednesday's 10-2 drubbing at the hands of the New York Yankees being the latest example. But lately, there is one player making the team worth tuning in to watch - Maikel Franco. Franco's defensive... Read more

The Phillies are historically bad... and getting worse

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:41 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge Happy Father’s Day, Phillies fans. Here’s a suggestion for all you dads out there about to receive a cool Phillies necktie from your son or daughter - store it away until 2017 or 2018, when we've been told to expect the Phillies to be competitive again... Read more

Loss of Mathis and Herremans should concern Sam Bradford

Monday, June 15, 2015, 10:20 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge Has anyone asked Sam Bradford what he thinks of Chip Kelly’s offensive line moves? I wonder what the Eagles' newly acquired quarterback (with a left knee that’s been surgically repaired twice) thinks about Chip’s decision to abruptly cut Pro Bowl... Read more

Caption Contest Winners: Tim Tebow vs. Matt Barkley

Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:54 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Tim Tebow vs. Matt Barkley cartoon. Congrats to kchins, winner of this week's caption contest, featured above. Here are the runner-ups: “I think they're fighting over whose turn it is to make... Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. shows why change is needed

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:39 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge I hope Ruben Amaro Jr. was able to get the taste of shoe leather out of his mouth. The embattled Phillies general manager sucked down a mouthful last week, after his answer to a fairly innocuous question from CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury blew up in his face... Read more

On Memorial Day, 5 athletes who died serving their country

Monday, May 25, 2015, 9:07 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge “Remember those that sacrificed” is one of those generic platitudes people tend to say as they stand over their grill with a beer in one hand and a pair of tongs in the other. Apathy is understandable as conflicts blur together, years pass on and the number... Read more

Caption Contest winners: Hinkie haters gonna' hate?

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:33 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Sam Hinkie NBA Lottery cartoon. Congrats to @azluticky, winner of this week's caption contest, featured above. Here are the runner-ups: “When he said they'd have a face for the franchise I didn't... Read more

Sam Hinkie's strategy for the Sixers down to luck

Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:11 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge For all the reporting about advanced sports analytics and Sam Hinkie’s granular measures of performance, come Tuesday the Sixers non-tanking future relies on one thing - simple, dumb luck. The irony must be frustrating for fans, who have defended Hinkie’s... Read more

Tom Brady and Richard Nixon share more than just the word 'gate'

Monday, May 11, 2015, 8:32 PM
"I would never do anything to break the rules. I believe in fair play, and I respect the league." - Tom Brady, Jan. 22, 2015. What a difference a couple of months make. The NFL has dropped the hammer on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, suspending the Super Bowl MVP for the first four games of the... Read more

Caption Contest winners: Chase Utley's future?

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:27 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Chase Utley cartoon. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse for the Phillies all-star second baseman. After being benched for two straight games, Utley went 0-4 with a strikeout on Friday, lowering... Read more
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