Sunday, November 11, 2012

Eagles-Cowboys' Game + Philadelphia Flyers' Pelle Lindbergh + Phillies' Free Agent Pursuits (Bourn)

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Headline Topic:  Eagles + Flyers + Phillies 

1. In many seasons, an Eagle-Cowboys' game would matter. In all likelihood that game doesn't and won't. That's a shame for both teams.

2. The Flyers' lost one of the great players in team history on this weekend in 1985. Pelle Lindbergh died as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in the overnight hours on 11/10/85. 

In addition to the Yahoo story that I wrote about Lindbergh today: I must say on an more personal note:  He was the first Flyers' goalie who I remember in complete detail. While I have sketchy memories of both Cups and the unbeaten streak, Lindbergh's career was witnessed and is still remembered in totality. 

It's incredible that Ron Hextall appeared on the scene shortly after his death. While he was another great goaltender, there's little doubt that Lindbergh seemed destined for deeper Flyers' glory if he had lived. 

3. The Phillies are thought to be pursuing Michael Bourn. If he didn't strike out so much, I would consider him to be a better fit. Plus, his agent Scott Boras always requests so much money for his guys. This rumor, like so many others, is just that. But, if signed, will Bourn be the best choice?

Classic 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: Pete Rose's date with history.

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: Bernie Parent interview

Based upon strong response, I'm re-posting the links to my series about interviewing Bernie Parent. 

Here is a link to Part 1 in my series about that interview: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Meeting a Legend  

Here is a link to Part 2 in my series about that interview: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Pregame Preparations

Here is a link to Part 3 in my series about that interview:
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame Reflections

Classic Headline: 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: 

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: 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

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