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Despite a good start, Cole Hamels is once again denied win #10 as the Phils lose to the A’s, 4-1.

Despite pitching eight strong innings, Cole Hamels is once more denied a chance at getting win no. 10, as the Phils lose to the A’s, 4-1. The Phils took the lead in the second as, with two men on, and with two men out, Carlos Ruiz hits an RBI single,... Continue reading "Despite a good start, Cole Hamels is once again denied win #10 as the Phils lose to the A’s, 4-1." »

The Phils start the home stand with a walk-off win in the ninth as they defeat the A’s, 1-0.

The Phils take a walk-off win as they scored the only run to end a scoreless game in the ninth as they defeat the A’s, 1-0. The game was a pitchers’ duel between both teams’ pitching staffs as their respective offenses would get only two hits apiece, along with five... Continue reading "The Phils start the home stand with a walk-off win in the ninth as they defeat the A’s, 1-0." »

The RSBS Podcast, Episode 24: A Fanboy's Merkin… and Other Stuff

Click ME to Listen!!! And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles… Jeff and Johanna dig into the bowels of the current Major League season and compare sizes opinions on myriad topics, including but not limited to what makes an ideal fanboy merkin, the Cubbies' goat fiasco, Pat... Continue reading "The RSBS Podcast, Episode 24: A Fanboy's Merkin… and Other Stuff" »

All Time Greatest Baseball Players by Position (Alternatives)

You have been given the chance to build the ultimate baseball team. You have the ability to select any player in the history of the game. Position by position, who do you pick? Connie Mack's Pick's... CATCHER: "Crash" Davis - Durham Bulls FIRST BASE: Haywood - New York Yankees SECOND... Continue reading "All Time Greatest Baseball Players by Position (Alternatives)" »

Vote: Greatest Left Handed Pitcher in Philadelphia History

LEFT HANDED PITCHER: Greatest in Philadelphia History Connie's Picks... 1. Steve Carlton - Phillies: 1972-86 HOF - 1994 4X - Cy Young Award Winner (1972, 77, 80 & 82) 10X - All-Star 6X - 20-game winner 329 Career Wins (241 with Phillies) 3.09 Career ERA with Phils 4,136 Career Strikeouts... Continue reading "Vote: Greatest Left Handed Pitcher in Philadelphia History" »

Vote: Greatest Left Fielder in Philadelphia History

LEFT FIELD: Greatest in Philadelphia History Connie's Picks... 1. Al Simmons - Athletics: 1924-32, 1940-41, 1944 HOF - 1953 .356 Career BA in Philadelphia 100+ RBI's in each of his first 9-seasons in Philadelphia. 157-RBI's (1929) HR production ranged from the 20's-30's per season Struck out roughly 40-times per season... Continue reading "Vote: Greatest Left Fielder in Philadelphia History" »

The RSBS Podcast, Episode 23: … and Other Stuff

Click ME to Listen!!! And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles... Jeff and Johanna join forces in what is secretly designed as an intervention for Allen and his anachronistic memory. The three of them then launch into some raunchy debates over this young MLB season, including but... Continue reading "The RSBS Podcast, Episode 23: … and Other Stuff" »

Vote: Greatest Shortstop in Philadelphia History

SHORTSTOP: Greatest in Philadelphia History Connie's Picks... 1. Jimmy Rollins - Phillies: 2000-present All-Time greatest Shortstop in Philadelphia. Offensive numbers have not always been outstanding, but the potential is always there. He is always a threat. Capable of hitting HR's, RBI's, Singles, Doubles, and Triples. Can steal bases, and sometimes... Continue reading "Vote: Greatest Shortstop in Philadelphia History" »

Vote: Greatest Second Baseman in Philadelphia History

SECOND BASE: Greatest in Philadelphia History Connie's Picks... 1. Eddie Collins - Athletics: 1906-14, 1927-30 HOF - 1939 MVP - 1914 .337 Career BA with Athletics Had serious speed. Routinely stole 50-60 bases per season, reaching as high as 81 in 1910. Led the league in scoring 3-times Never struck... Continue reading "Vote: Greatest Second Baseman in Philadelphia History" »

Vote: Greatest First Baseman in Philadelphia History

FIRST BASE: Greatest in Philadelphia History Connie's Picks... 1. Jimmie Foxx - Athletics: 1925-35 Nickname: "The Beast" HOF - 1951 Ultimate offensive weapon. He hit Home Runs, RBI's, and for hit for Average. .339 Career BA with Atheltics Home Runs: 534 career total (302 with Athletics). His two highest HR... Continue reading "Vote: Greatest First Baseman in Philadelphia History" »

All-Time Greatest Phillies' Players By Position

Here is a list of the greatest players to have played in Philadelphia. Categorized by position, the greatest Phillies' players of all-time are listed. When applicable, members of the Philadelphia Athletics are ranked accordingly to recognize their ties to the city. CATCHER Vote Now Mickey Cochrane - Philadelphia Athletics: 1925-33... Continue reading "All-Time Greatest Phillies' Players By Position" »

Righty-Lefty Pitching Match-Ups... Why?

Here's a familiare situation: It's the eight inning. Your starter has just given you seven solid innings, and now it's time to turn it over to the bullpen. Naturally, with a right-handed batter set to start the inning, there is a right-handed arm on the mound. The next batter, however,... Continue reading "Righty-Lefty Pitching Match-Ups... Why?" »

Judge Lest Ye Be Judged

Sad news: only one more day until the world ends, dear readers. Indeed, it's days like today when I really wish the Mayans knew what the hell they were talkin' about. Instead, we all wait in weary anticipation of a 2,000 year old Jewish zombie (they call him "The Jesus")... Continue reading "Judge Lest Ye Be Judged" »

Why Do Managers Wear Uniforms???

Many of you may ask, "why do Managers wear uniforms?" The answer: Tradition. From the days when the Manager was just one of the players. It was common for a player to be the "Designated Manager," according to Ken Burns. So, does that answer work for you? Personally, I think... Continue reading "Why Do Managers Wear Uniforms???" »

MLB News: MLB Reports Over 10,000 Drug Tests Performed Since 2007

Major League Baseball is serious about eliminating performance enhancing drugs from the game. If you doubt that, consider this. MLB and the players association released a statement that they have performed 10,955 drug tests since 2007. Every player on ever team's 40 man roster gets tested randomly. In 2008, 3,486... Continue reading "MLB News: MLB Reports Over 10,000 Drug Tests Performed Since 2007" »
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