Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving and Social Media Gratitude

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Headline Topic: Thanksgiving Gratitude

1. I'm thankful for the many social media friends who have helped to make this year so great. 

2. I'm also thankful for family who have always stuck by me and genuine friends who haven't allowed life to create permanent separations between us. It's easy to forget about other people once you have made it across whatever finish line you think you've crossed. True friends never abandon other people, or forget when they needed help and got it.
Recent Headline Topic: The new Reading Fightin Phils

My experience working in minor league baseball at the start of my career taught me that marketing was king. That's why I love the Reading Phillies bold move of re-branding their team name and becoming the Reading Fightin Phils. 

It's basically the same name, has a nice reference to nickname (The Fightin's) that many fans have used for years and caused everyone to talk about the team for two weeks in November.

Many of the locals, who had enraged red faces for the past few weeks, should notice the tint in their cheeks subside just in time for spring to arrive. They'll head out to the same great ballpark, park for free, experience the same great atmosphere, pay the same great low prices, watch the same great quality of play, with the same great family crowds in 2013. 

The only people who would actually refuse to watch Reading's Double-A team next year, because their name was slightly adjusted, should seek immediate mental health treatment for the condition known as: "Get-over-yourself-and-grow-up".
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

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: 

Millions of hits have been recorded for my Yahoo Sports, Interview and News articles since 2/1/11. I'm grateful for all of them. Every click has helped my freelance position to be a better one. If there is any way that you feel I could be of help to you, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
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The Always Fashionable Biana DeMarco

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