After allowing nine runs on Sunday, Halladay admits to dealing with shoulder discomfort.
How could we celebrate Opening Day without thinking of Danny Tartabull and other free agent flops?
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
With what we know now, I'm not too sure how thrilled I feel about Conlin's enshrinement.
Conlin, 77, was accused of molesting four children, including his niece, in an unsettling investigative piece by Nancy Phillips that ran in Tuesday's Philadelphia Inquirer.
The story is vile. The quotes and memories are haunting. Phillips's story exceeds the Sandusky Grand Jury Report in terms of sheer rawness because it includes names and first-person accounts.
The allegations are a chilling reminder that we truly never know what secrets lay buried in someone's past.
Conlin covered the Phillies beat for more than twenty seasons with the Daily News before becoming a columnist in 1987.
Sharing a profession and degree, I felt a sense of connectedness to Conlin. I never idolized him, but I held him in high esteem. How can I ever think of him in the same way?
Conlin's bombastic style of writing has been a constant in the Philadelphia media landscape for more than forty years. He became the rare exception where a columnist was more polarizing than some of the very athletes he opined about.
The whole situation is a mess.
I cannot imagine how the accusers felt everytime they heard Conlin's name. I heard the name of a respected sports journalist - they heard the name of a monster.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The 33-year-old originally was seeking a five-year deal, but the market for such a contract did not exist.
Terms of the signing have not yet been disclosed.
More to come ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Rollins had been seeking a five-year deal, but that was before Alex Gonazalez signed with Milwaukee and Rafael Furcal returned to St. Louis.
As it stands now, the market for shortstops is slim. Detroit is rumored to be the mystery club, but the Tigers already have Jhonny Peralta signed through 2012.
Despite the rumors, the Phillies remain a likely fit with Rollins.