'WE'RE A confident bunch right now," Shayne Gostisbehere was saying after practice Wednesday. "And it's showing." It's a strange and bittersweet way to wind down a strange and bittersweet season. Just when they have all but run out of games to make any of it matter, the Flyers have won three of their last four, finding some of the answers that have eluded them for most of this underwhelming and unsatisfying season.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Hector Mercado pushed his pitcher. Not hard, just enough to get him off the top of the mound, where 7-foot Kyle Young stood, the midday sun over his head blinding his pitching coach.
Sam Donnellon is a Flyers beat writer for the Daily News and Inquirer. His career has spanned four decades and has taken him all over the world. Prior to joining the Daily News in 1992, he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and has been honored repeatedly by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Associated Press Managing Editors.