Friday, September 14, 2012

Lesson Learned During the Philadelphia Phillies' Current Run

Headline Topic I:  The Phillies' current late-season run 

Written off for dead by almost everyone, the Phillies have made a late-season Wild Card run. Despite losing Game 1 to the Houston Astros last night, the Phillies still are in the thick of Wild Card race. 

Any traditionalist who believes that the Wild Card isn't good apparently doesn't want people to be happy. The purpose of any professional sport is to attract fans, not to meet the intellectual needs of a small group of elitists. The second Wild Card spot gives many teams, including the Phillies hope and that is a great thing. 

With however this season ends, I remain on board with extra playoff teams. 

If you have read it, or choose to open this link now, I hope that today's Yahoo Sports feature adds to your baseball experience:  Philadelphia Phillies Pressured by Time 

Classic Headline Topic: The anniversary of Pete Rose's 4,192 hit.

Pete broke Ty Cobb's hit record on 9/11/85. The man was unique in the annals of baseball history. 

For those who are interested, my recent feature comments on Rose's time with the Phillies and the complex feelings that many of us have about his gambling issues:
Phillies' great Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, and baseball justice

Classic Headline Topic: Three Flyers' Legends

I enjoyed writing two features this week about Brian Propp, Dave Poulin, and Tim Kerr. 
These three Flyers are among the best in team history, so it was natural to pass my 'writing puck' from Propp, to Poulin, and then to Kerr (on the power play of course) during the past three days.

It was great to see both Propp and Poulin at the Winter Classic Alumni game last New Year's Eve Day and to be with them in the locker room after the game. Both are classy gentleman.

Kerr wasn't involved with the game, but it was interesting to learn that he has done some marvelous charity work for children since retiring. 

Here is a link to the story about Propp: 

The link to Poulin's piece: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Captain Dave Poulin Earned Permanent Respect

Last, but not least, Kerr's link became available today:
Philadelphia Flyers' Tim Kerr Was a True Power Forward


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