Baseball Town

The official trademark of Reading 1, PA is “Baseball USA.” It’s home to the Philadelphia Phillies AA minor league team, and I’ve been wanting to visit it for quite a few years. So when a friend of mine invited me to a game I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve been to a few minor league…

Catching my breath

On Tuesday I was driving back from ABCNJ, stopped at a stoplight, when someone decided stopping wasn’t really their “thing.” No one was hurt, thank God for that, but my car is currently out for significant repairs. Most people who look at the damage believe the driver was going anywhere between 30 and 40 miles…

The Third Base Line

Yesterday, just before 1 o’clock, a friend of mine texted me, “Do you want two front row tickets to the Phillies game? It starts at 3:05.” When I asked why she couldn’t use the tickets herself she replied she was too sick. Knowing it was supposed to thunderstorm that afternoon I did a quick check…

Lazy Journalism

Well apparently it’s not just a connecticut-based cable sports network that likes to perpetuate the old stories about Philly sports fans.  Philly.com had link to this extraordinary piece of lazy journalism on the part of the LA Times.  His potential breakdown of the series is also a great example of “homer” sports writing. Thanks for…