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On My Mind: May 20 – May 21

It’s been awhile since my last ‘On My Mind’ post ā€” it was February 18th to be exact. On that date, the Phillies weren’t losing games. They also weren’t winning games. Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on February 12th. Continue reading

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Phillies’ Manager Must Adapt to Game Situations Better

In professional sports, as in any job, fans understand people play different roles within an organization: Scouts scout, players play, trainers train and so on. The general manager ultimately decides which personnel are or are not a fit in the organization’s system, based on age, budget, depth and other considerations. One of the most important and, at the same time, most thankless roles in professional baseball is the manager. With the Phillies’ pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training on Tuesday, the Phillies need the proverbial “total team effort” this season to get back to the playoffs, including better “play” out of its manager.

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There Are No Rams in St. Louis

In late January, the New Orleans Hornets announced that beginning in the 2013-14 season, the team will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans. “Our colors are blue, gold and red. Blue, gold and red are the same colors we have on the flag of the city of New Orleans,” said Hornets team president Dennis Lauscha.

The New Orleans mayor was equally elated with the name change. “We are witnessing a city that, in partnership with the Saints and Hornets, has completely reinvented itself just with the power of resilience. This name reflects that will power and that resilience,” said Mitch Landrieu.

Which got me thinking.

How many professional sports teams could have nicknames better suited for the city where they play? Continue reading

Philly’s Free Agent Deja Vu

As the Phillies were taking stock of their offseason plans ā€“ who to trade for, who to acquire via free agency ā€“ Iā€™d imagine that at some point, Phillies President David Montgomery gave General Manager Ruben Amaro a directive with regard to the type of player the team needs on its roster: get younger!

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