Saturday, October 20, 2012

Presidential Election + World Series

News Headline: President Obama and Governor Romney

The upcoming Presidential election is very important. Beyond people who we know who live in other parts of the world, a quick internet search allows us to see versions of reality. 

Despite the shaky economic conditions that have existed since 2008, the middle- and lower-class in this country are living far better than people in many countries around the world. 

No one should allow this fact to avert our gaze from the issues of inequality that exist in this country. People also shouldn't claim to be for justice, but also openly engage in "shifting" discrimination. 

Our world, or our country will never be perfect. I'm proud of the United States, no matter who the President was four years ago, is now, or will be after the election.

I encourage people from both major parties, or the minor parties, to vote for whoever they feel the best federal, state and local candidates are in November.

Headline Topic II: Baseball playoffs

Despite the Giants win over the Cardinals last night, it still looks like a Tigers- Cards series. 

Jim Leyland was the one-time candidate for the Phillies' managerial job before Charlie Manuel was hired. Leyland has long been seen in baseball circles as the smarter, more seasoned guy. He very well may be. 

But, he and Manuel both have one World Series championship and two League pennants on their resumes. 

The coming Fall Classic will give Leyland the opportunity to pull ahead. 
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Baseball cards

For those of us who are old enough to remember
When Baseball Cards were King, the spring is always a special time of year.

Bygone days spent with elementary school days and family members opening packs of Topps cardboard gold never truly fade away.

Classic Headline Topic: Three Flyers' Legends

Each of these Flyers' legends (Brian Propp, Dave Poulin and Tim Kerr) deserved their own feature article:

Here is a link to the story about Propp: 


Recent Headline Topic: Eagles' Move

I interviewed Juan Castillo for a feature How Concussions May Be Linked to ALS - Part 1 that I wrote about former Patriots and Eagles' fullback Kevin Turner.

Juan spoke very highly of Kevin and of everyone who we referenced on that day. I also enjoyed speaking to him about his own football career. He is a personable, honest man. I wish him all the best in his life and career moving forward. 

Recent Headline Topic:  Hope for Phillies' Darin 'Babe' Ruf 

Seeing Darin Ruf hit numerous home runs out of a Double-A park in Reading was thrilling. Seeing him hit his first major league home run, during the first game that he started in left field for the Philadelphia Phillies was priceless (to coin an advertising cliche.)  

Will he actually develop into a major league player? Could that happen by next season? No one knows the answers to these questions, but personal stories have always drawn me to this specific game.

Here is my feature article about him.

Classic Headline Topic:  The Best Phillies of the Current Era

-->>Due to the volume of interest generated in this specific article, it has been re-posted. If you have read it, or choose to open this link now, I hope that you enjoy:  
The 10 Best Philadelphia Phillies of This Era

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


Recent Headline Topic: Tony DiLeo 

The hiring of DiLeo as GM promotes from within and represents another feel-good move that the newest Sixers ownership group has made. 

With Doug Collins seemingly likely to continue to have strong influence on this team, all signs remain positive for the resurgence of this basketball franchise. 

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