Thursday, September 13, 2012

Why Top 5 Philadelphia Phillies' Lists Are Effective And Fun

Headline Topic I:  Why today's Top 5 Phillies' List Was Created

Long before the internet age was the rage, lists have caught people's attention. When I was in college, I created countless Top 10 and Top 5 lists for my buddies to enjoy. I often included self-deprecating information in the mix so that everyone knew the efforts  weren't mean-spirited. 

Most of those college-aged people liked what I did. In keeping with other other stages in life, those who possessed competitive personalities did not. Such is the world. 

Specifically concerning online features: Top 5, or Top whatever number lists, are quick and easy ways for readers to be entertained. This style of writing is also more apt to be shared with friends (through Facebook, Twitter, etc.) because the recipients aren't being asked to devout a lot of time to the shared bits of information.  

Due to the Phillies recent playoff race surge, I took note of various reactions that were seen and created today's feature: 
5 Ways That Philadelphia Phillies' Fans are Embracing Wild Card Possibilities

If you have read it, or choose to open that link now, I hope that it was worthwhile. 

*As I noted in yesterday's post: "Many people ask those of us who write, how we develop our ideas. It's natural to wonder how other people think and work. The entirety of everyone's life experiences, the manner in which our minds work, and the free will we employ creates reality." 

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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