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PHILLIES FINISH LACKLUSTER SEASON

A break down of the team

73-89. That was the Phillies' record this season. And a lackluster 73-89 record to boot. Thus, a third straight subpar Phillies season has just concluded. And interest in the team has waned badly. This year's attendance was its lowest since 2006 and more than a half a million less than 2013 when the team also played bad baseball.

What went wrong? Almost everything. Injuries. Poor defense. Lack of punch offensively. Too many strikeouts. Terrible decisions by management, namely giving A. J. Burnett a huge 16 million dollar contract to lose 18 games and almost singlehandedly taking the team from mediocre to a last place club. Ruben Amaro's insistence to keeping its aging core together has definitely initiated the downward spiral of this team since having baseball's best record in 2011. There will definitely be moves to be finally made. But it won't be at Amaro's expense. Marti Woelver, the team's scouring...

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Suddenly, there is some optimism in the Philadelphia sports scene

Suddenly, there is some optimism in the Philadelphia sports scene.
That will happen when the underdog Philadelphia Eagles erupt on national television with a dominating, not-as-close- as it seemed 33-27 win over heavily favored Washington. It was quite the debut for Chip Kelly, whose electrifying lightning speed offense ran...

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Hart to Host Philly Fourth-of-July Jam

Alright! Alright! Alright!

 

Guess who’s hosting this year’s Philly Fourth of July Jam-- the free concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway that helps cap off the city’s annual Wawa Welcome America! festivities? Philly’s own Kevin Hart.

 

Tuesday’s VH-1 press release also noted that the The Roots will again serve as musical curators and play their own set and perform with special...

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The Full Treatment

A Blog on Philly Sports

Not even Charlie Manuel has taken as much blame for the Phillies' mediocre start as general manager Ruben Amaro. The media, fans, and most of my friends insist that Amaro has done a poor job keeping this team on top of baseball. I think the critics are too hard. Amaro is probably the only person who didn't want to trade Domonic Brown over the last three years. He traded 14 farmhands to get Roy Halladay, Hunter Pence, and Roy Oswal and others...

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The Full Treatment

Strength in Time of Weakness

I travel a lot. And nothing annoys or frustrates me more than airplane security. The lines are brutal. There is always a chance of losing something or leaving something behind as I pull out my laptop out from my back pack, remove my belt, shoes, hat, and hooded sweatshirt. Since I usually refuse to go through a metal search because I have doubts of the safety of anything that involves radiation, I choose the pat down. It is not a good...

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The Full Treatment

A lot of people have been asking me about the Rutgers/Mike Rice situation ever since that video went viral. I know Mike Rice, as I do many of the Division I men's basketball coaches on the East Coast, as a perk from hosting many high school basketball showcase events around the country. I have never seen Mike Rice act in such a manner but of course I only have seen him in public settings.

The video was astounding and disturbing. I was definitely surprised, though. I knew...

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NCAA AND HIGH SCHOOL MADNESS

It's the greatest time of year in sports. Forget the Super Bowl. Ok, the commercials are great but does the game ever live up to the hype? (OK, the game was good this year, I admit)  What did we talk about more after the last one: Beyonce's dance moves, a power outage, poor commercials, or the Baltimore Ravens victory?


Ok, the Super Bowl is fun but it's not March Madness! Right now the NCAA committee is trying to figure out how they are going to cram...

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Sheila's Shelf

Business Boost

Thus far the African-American entities that have raised their voices for public education in recent months have been major churches, civil rights groups, and community and education organizers. On Saturday, add to that, the city’s most-recognized African-American business leaders.

AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies President & CEO Michael A. Rashid will join Universal Companies Founder & Chairman Kenny Gamble in leading a “rally...

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The Art of Giving

You’d think that the image of “starving artist” would encourage painter Tyrone Frisby to concentrate on his own finances. But his collaborative called Artist Love donates proceeds from each show it hosts to various charitable causes.

The group’s Black History Month show Sunday at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue, will benefit the Bucks County NAACP.

“People have an opportunity to purchase art and help an organization at...

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Check your etiquette, Diva!

 

I’m sure more than a few “Real Housewives of Atlanta” viewers want to suggest Kenya Moore check out somebody’s rules of etiquette – say, “The DivaGirl’s Guide to Style and Self-Respect.”

Heck, Moore should have that book. In the manual (Elevator Group Publishing, $15.95) written by Philly’s own style diva Cheryl Ann Wadlington with Sonya Beard, the former Miss USA-turned-reality television show...

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The Follow Through Treatment

OK, it's time for Andy Reid to go. Is there anyone out there who doesn't believe this now? Let's look at some of the Reid blunders over the years. And by the way, none of this is personal. I wholeheartedly acknowledge that he is the best coach the team has ever had. But in this world, it is what have you done for me lately?

1. He's the head coach of a team that is currently 4-10 and one that started out...

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