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Everyone loves a good underdog or comeback story, especially in sports. The downhill skier who suffered devastating injuries and later won an Olympic gold medal. The overmatched football team that beat the undefeated team to win the Super Bowl. Those stories are some of sports fans favorite memories […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
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Ryan Howard and Tommy Joseph got to the Philadelphia Phillies in very different ways. But they will be forever connected from here on out. Back in 2001, the Phillies used Travis Lee at their first baseman. He was solid, but unspectacular hitting 20 home runs and driving in 90 runs. They were thinkin […]

Sat, Oct 29, 2016
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For the 2016 postseason I am making Cards That Never Were of Hall of Famers from each team but with a couple of twists. The first twist is that they will appear on cards that coincide with the year they were inducted into Cooperstown. The second twist is that these are not the te […]

Thu, Oct 20, 2016
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As Deadspin reminded us this week, there’s only one October. In that spirit, let’s jump right into a breakdown of the most exciting month of the year: the MLB Postseason. ALDS: Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers We all owe Buck Showalter a big round of gratitude. Showalter, known for his love and r […]

Thu, Oct 06, 2016
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It’s the second week of the rejuvenated Crashburn Roundtable feature, and today, we focus on the future of Phillies’ second baseman Cesar Hernandez, current (maybe former?) closer Jeanmar Gomez, and two young players who have been surprisingly productive offensive contributors in 2016. […]

Fri, Sep 30, 2016
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The Philadelphia Phillies blew out the visiting Chicago White Sox to sweep a quick two-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies continued a recent solid stretch of play, winning for the fourth time in the last five games with an 8-3 victory on Wednesday night over the visiting Chicago White […]

Thu, Sep 22, 2016
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For the second post in a row we have rookie cards of players who would become Rookie Of the Year. Here is a 1965 Rookie Stars card that was ahead of its time. Although both went on to have solid MLB careers, neither played for the Indians in the 1965 season as projected on this card.**************** […]

Fri, Sep 09, 2016
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SportingNews.comWhat did Dick Allen’s teammates really think of the controversial slugger?SportingNews.comThe narrative goes something like this: Embittered by his experiences with racism as a minor leaguer in Little Rock, Ark., and breaking in with the Phillies in the early 1960s, Dick Allen became standoffish, selfish and alcoholic. He clashed with a … […]

Tue, Dec 15, 2015
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Philly.com50 years on, the Dick Allen-Frank Thomas fight still resonatesPhilly.comIt set the Phillies on course for another decade of bad baseball. And, in the long run, it has likely kept Allen out of Cooperstown. It took four more years before a then-miserable Allen was traded. Afterward, despite winning the American League’s 1972 …and more […]

Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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USA TODAYDick Allen’s hard road may take Hall of Fame turnUSA TODAYSays Bill Werndl, the 68-year-old Philadelphia-area radio host born and raised in Philadelphia: “All I can tell you is that Dick Allen was the greatest offensive player to ever wear a Phillies uniform, and that includes Mike Schmidt. Sure, he had his …and more […]

Tue, Dec 02, 2014
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