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CHEERIO, PIPP-PIPP, AND ALL THAT ROT

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by Philview & The Philly Phanatic PHILADELPHIA, PA – It remains, almost eighty-five years later; one of America’s greatest sports legends. As the story goes, on June 2nd, in the year of our Jeter 1925, a first baseman named Wally Pipp showed up for work at Yankee Stadium complaining of a headache. He asked the […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: TIME TO TALK "TERMINATED"

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by The Philly Phanatic & Philview TRENTON, NJ – The Phantastic Prognosticator has done it again! He’s now three for three. Amazin’… In the May edition of Playboy, Jimmy “Prognosticator” Rollins responded with the following when asked to give his prediction for the 2009 World Series: “The Fall Classic? I see our boys vs. the […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: I’VE BEEN TO THE PROMISED LAND

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SELMA, AL – “Get me to the plate boys” may not rank up there with “I’ve been to the mountaintop” but when Ryan Howard walked into the dugout in the top of the 9th with his team trailing 4-2 last night, with those six words, he inspired his team to give him just one more […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: GO PLAN THAT 2013 VACATION

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By Philview and the Phanatic UNDERGROUND SHELTER, PA – Nothing important today, just the end of the world! Oh, haven’t you heard? Yes, it’s coming. Yes, again. No, that was the LAST end of the world – this is the REAL one. No, it has nothing to do with the Mets. NO, and it’s nothing […]

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BREAKING NEWS-BRAVES FAVORED TO WIN NL EAST

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Atlanta, GA – The Braves are 7 1/2 games back with 17 to play yet they were just named the favorites to win the NL East! Oh wait a minute… the Mets are not in first place! The Phillies are and there is no way that lead can be erased when a real team is […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: THE BEAUTY OF THE GAME

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by Philview and Philly Phanatic PHILADELPHIA, PA – This past Sunday several teams, including the Mets and the Phillies, participated in what we used to call doubleheaders. Things are different now, of course, because in these doubleheaders, the fatted calves from the first game are not allowed to stay. After the last out, they’re cattle-driven […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: GOODBYE TO YOU, MY TRUSTED FRIEND

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CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND, MA – Ted Kennedy passed away last week and it’s both sad and ironic that the Liberal Lion passed away just when we needed him most. No, not to get some bloated health insurance bill passed but instead to help us through this painful time. The man who delivered some of the great […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: A NICE LITTLE GAME WHERE ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE

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by Philview and the Phanatic CHASKA, MINNESOTA – With a little more than a quarter of the season to go, the Mets faithful are now faced with an undeniable truth – the Metropolitans, by all accounts, are all but mathematically eliminated. In a summer that is flying by faster than an inadvertent visit to a […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: IN DEFENSE OF MISUNDERSTOOD LEADERS

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By Philview and the Phanatic PHILADELPHIA, PA – Omar Minaya is misunderstood. He believes, in his heart, that he’s a great leader – a trailblazer – and that he’s doing what’s best for the Mets. He sees only marginal error in his ways, and despite a painfully long line of difficult weeks, his conscience is […]

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