Like everyone else in Philadelphia during the year 2008, Scott Butler was completely caught up in the exploits of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball club. The Fightin’ Phils were on their way to the club’s second of five consecutive NL East Division crowns that summer. The season would culminate in the Phillies capturing just the second World … Continue reading So You Think You’re A Philadelphia Phillies Fan?
For younger fans of the Boston Red Sox, and Major League Baseball in general for that matter, this might be hard to believe. But for a long stretch of my lifetime, those Bosox were considered to be jinxed at best, chokers at worst. The Red Sox have captured three recent World Series crowns in 2004, … Continue reading The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox
There is no book that I have read in recent years that I can more highly recommend than “Ahead of the Curve” by Brian Kenny. Kenny is a 2003 Emmy Award winner who was named as the 2004 Media Personality of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He is now well-known by baseball fans as a … Continue reading Ahead of the Curve
The next in my book reviews feature specifically deals with the Philadelphia Phillies and the 133-year history of the ball club. No one alive today is more qualified to dig through that history and present it to the fans than the man who has been around to see more of it first-hand than anyone … Continue reading The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball
If you are a baseball fan like me, you enjoy all aspects of the game. Not just the more analytical, statistics-based evaluations of recent years, or the classic excitement of a dramatic game, series, or season, but the whole enchilada. The history of the game and the background stories of the players and other individuals … Continue reading Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports