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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: PHIRST HALF OBSERVATIONS

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by Philly Phanactic INDEPENDENCE HALL, PA – Sorry for the late entry today but I just returned from a week-long vacation and my return phlight was delayed for hours (surprise, surprise), so I had to go straight to Citizens Bank Park to watch the streaking World Bleepin’ Champions. I didn’t get out of there until […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: SWING AND A MYTH

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by philview & Philly Phanatic PHILADELPHA, PA – It’s nice to know that, despite all of the microchips, cells, satellite transmissions, and fiber optics that dominate our lives, we still can appreciate the simple things in life. A smile. A sunny day. A ball game. A cold beer. A child’s laugh. Did I mention cold […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: THE RACE IS ON

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by philview & Philly Phanatic PHLUSHING, NY – With more than a third of the season in the books, it’s pretty safe to say that the pretenders like the Marlins, Mariners and Royals have been exposed and the real races are starting to take shape. We all know that three games can be made up […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: A LUMPE OF YANKEE RECOLLECTIONS

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by: Jerry Lumpe (Lives) PHILADELPHIA, PA – So anyway, last week these Matt guys call me up and ask if I could do a post. I said, “Sure Matts, how much do I get paid?” They just laughed – and laughed. So I said, “Just this one time.” Now, I’m not much for these intellectual […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: A LITTLE BASEBALL

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COOPERSTOWN, NY – A little baseball today. The new season’s about six weeks old, and unfortunately there’s not much to say except that the season is six weeks old. There have been a few oddities, though: Ryan Zimmerman has hit in 29 straight games. For good reason, batting streaks always conjure up thoughts of Joe […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: BIG SHOWDOWN OR BIG LETDOWN?

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by Philview and The Phanatic THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE, PA – EXCITEMENT! ELECTRICITY! RIVETING DRAMA! What do these three things have in common, you ask? Well, my friends, they are all completely ABSENT from this weekend series between the Mets and the Phillies. And as much as we, your brethren from Philly, want to […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: FEELING A LITTLE OLDER TODAY

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – We had another post planned, of course. We were going to talk about the first week, the Mets’ opener, and the idiocy of baseball brawls – those ridiculous displays of finger pointing, profanity, threatening gestures, and, most of all, ripped 30-year-old professional athletes being effortlessly held back by overweight, buffet-bloated 62-year-old coaches. […]

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BREAKING NEWS-RING CEREMONY

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by Philview and The Phanatic Citizens Bank Park, PA – 2:20PM This is something that you New Yorkers have not been able to experience since last century, and for the Mets fans it’s been nearly a quarter century, but the World Bleepin Champions are getting their rings right now. Click Here to Watch the Ceremony

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TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: OUR PHUN IS DONE

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by Philview and The Phanatic Chicago, IL – What a great weekend! The NCAA Tournament may be the greatest sporting event our country has to offer, with this past weekend being the best in all of sports – non-stop college basketball from noon until midnight for four straight days – 48 games with fantastic finishes […]

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS TUESDAY: WORLD BLEEPIN CHAMPIONS

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by Philview and The Phanatic PHILADELPHIA, PA – World Champions. World Bleepin’ Champions. That’s telling it like it is. It’s certainly not a position we’re familiar with down here. It’s a strange feeling; this euphoria. Very peculiar. And as a result, despite the domineering economic uncertainty that strangles our everyday thoughts like a warning from […]

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