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Here’s an interview with one of my favorites: Dan Epstein with Clayton Trutor of the Down the Drive blog. From the Chester County Press, “Steve Potter recently released his book, “2nd Annual Phillies Minor League Digest: A Fan’s View” as a recap to the 2017 minor league season. The book includes team review of each […]

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Congratulations to Gregg K. of Shohola, PA, winner of Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players, by Rich Westcott. Next up for grabs: the tenth anniversary edition of The Last Best League, by Jim Collins. The updated version contains a “where are they now” epilogue. Here’s a “re-review” I posted earlier this month. A reminder of the […]

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All right, so it’s not exactly weekly. So sue me. Congratulations to Patrick M. of Mexico City, winner of Francona: The Red Sox Years. Next up for grabs: Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players, by Rich Westcott. A reminder of the new rules: This is now a random pick. I didn’t think it was fair for […]

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Team of the Times?

April 6, 2011

A while back, The New York Times occasionally published Play, a sports supplement magazine. Sadly, that welcome Sunday extra disappeared, undoubtedly a victim of declining revenues. But the Times hearkened back to those flush days this week in its regular Sunday magazine. The excellent Pat Jordan opines — and not always favorably — on the […]

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I was misled. I thought the Philadelphia Inquirer had run an item prematurely congratulating the Phillies for winning the World Series for the second consecutive year. Turns out they just accidentally ran an advertisement from Macy’s, apparently in a rush to sell merchandise. I can’t recall exactly where I saw it, but some news magazine […]

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* Congrats to the Phils

October 22, 2009

Looks like Jayson Stark will be coming out with a new edition next year. More titles about the Phillies include: View from the Booth: Four Decades with the Phillies, by Chris Wheeler Phillies Confidential: The Untold Inside Story of the 2008 Championship Season, “by” Gary Matthews More Than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of […]

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How would one explain how he came across this little item, either when trying to hock it or getting away with actually wearing it? From the Associated Press: PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Something about the janitor’s story didn’t ring true when he led police to a diamond-laden World Series keepsake that had gone missing. The $15,000 ring […]

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The author of Worth The Wait: Tales of the 2008 Phillies gets the treatment from the Reading Eagle.

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The Times of Trenton published this review of Jayson Stark’s new book about the World Championship Phils.

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* Review: Worth The Wait

April 27, 2009

From PhillyScout.com. And how nice is it that it;s reprinted on RaysScout.com, the “sister site” for the tampa bay (and World Series’ loser) Rays.

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As per the Philadelphia Inquirer, this combo review/author profile of Mark Stang and his new collection of snapshots about the Phillies, published by Orange Frazier. I’m guessing the book was planned before the Phillies won their championship, but the timing can only help sales. Key point: “According to Stang, the majority of baseball photos through […]

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* "Sarge" turns author

November 29, 2008

Another former player turns (co)author in Phillies Confidential: The Untold Story of the 2008 Championship Season. (How anything of importance remains untold in this day and age is a mystery.) Matthews — not to be confused with teammate Gary “The Secretary of State” Maddox — was with the team from 1981-83, thereby missing the last […]

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A Tom Verducci wrap-up on the Phillies’ World Series victory. Big whup.

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Your new baseball world champs. Look for a new title (at least) will be added to the existing Phillies’ bibliography in the months to come.

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The baseball post-season takes a back seat to the NBA pre-season as the cover story. Tom Verducci writes the headliner about the Rays in the World Series, while Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus gives the slight nod to Tampa to win in six. Meanwhile, back in Philly…

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* Review: The Fightin' Phils

October 12, 2008

The Delaware County Daily Times published this review of Rich Westcott’s latest ode to the Phillies.

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From PhilliesNation.com, this announcement of The Fall of the 1977 Phillies: How a Baseball Team’s Collapse Sank a City’s Spirit, written by Mitchell Nathanson, an associate professor at Villanova’s Law School.  

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