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Andrew Unterberger

  1. We Could Have Had It All: A Eulogy for the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:16 AM EDT

    A look back at the expectations that smothered the Phillies in the post-season.

  2. Ranking the Phillies MVP Ballot, 25-1

    Sep 26, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    With the season winding to a close (inauspiciously perhaps, but with a trip to the post-season secured at the very least), it’s time to look back at one of the best regular seasons in Philadelphia Phillies history, and the players who made it possible. And as has been the case with each of the contending Phillies teams of recent years, as it normally is with successful baseball squads, it’s not a handful of star players carrying a lesser squad of scrubs—each player has made a contribution of some sort. So it seems only fair when casting our ballot for Phillies team MVP that we go 25 deep, to reward the little guys as well as the big guys, though naturally it’s the big ones you’ll see towards the top.

  3. Big Man and the Doctor: ‘Nuff Said for Phils Victory

    Sep 10, 2011, 2:01 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard’s three-run blast and Roy Halladay’s one-run outing power the Phils to another victory in Milwaukee.

  4. Worley Schneider = Phils Win Again, Of Course

    Sep 7, 2011, 12:49 AM EDT

    The Phillies win their 90th game of the season, once again on the back of their unlikely 5th ace. A look at the company Vance Worley is now keeping, and the Schneider Effect.

  5. Take a Load Off, Bullpen: Lee Goes Seven, Phils Win 10-0

    Aug 22, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    The Phillies reboudned from a rough series in Washington with an always-welcome beatdown of the New York Mets.

  6. Nationals Infield Sucks, Phillies Win 11-3

    Aug 13, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

    The Phillies avenge Friday’s loss with a decisive W over the Washington Natinals.

  7. Checking In With the 76ers In Week Four of the Lockout

    Jul 26, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    How have our boys been keeping out of trouble with NBA action suspended?

  8. Red Sox-Phillies: A Series Preview

    Jun 28, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Boston and Philly kick off their interleague series today, in what many say may not be the last meeting between the two this year.

  9. More On Big Vuuch’s Big Night in Newark

    Jun 24, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

    So by now we’re all done popping champagne over the selection of USC power forward/center Nikola Vucevic at #16 in this year’s draft and we can come back down to earth a little and talk about what we actually have here. It seems like a lot of fans are pretty down on the guy, and I can’t really blame em. At Nikola’s first media interview as a Sixer, I couldn’t even think of anything good to ask him because the only questions I had for him were insulting ones. How do you think a slow, unathletic guy like you is gonna fit in on a team of run-and-gunners? Do you think you’ll be able to beat out Spencer Hawes for the team’s position of skilled-but-largely-ineffective white starting big man? Do the names “Samuel Dalembert” and “Shawn Bradley” mean anything to you?

  10. A Summary of the Sixers’ Likely Draft Prospects

    Jun 22, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    For a number of reasons—the excellent post-season that just finished, the looming threat of a lockout, the relatively weak pool of talent to choose from—the 2011 NBA draft has been the least-buzzed-about draft the sport has seen in recent memory. Though there’s some intrigue due to the inevitable surge of trade rumors around this time of the year (none the least of which involving our own Andre Iguodala), the lack of any real marquee names and the involvement of a whole lot of unknown quantities in this draft has taken a lot of the sizzle out of it—and that’s for the teams drafting at the top. For our beloved Philadelphia 76ers, selecting this year with the 16th and 50th pick, things are even more muddled and less exciting.

  11. Cole Hamels vs. Some Mariners Guy in Seattle Rubber Match

    Jun 19, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    The Fightins look to celebrate Fathers’ Day with another interleague series victory.

  12. Back to the AL: Phils Resume Interleague Play Against Mariners

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    It’s Roy Oswalt vs. Michael Pineda in the first of three in Seattle.

  13. Javy Vazquez vs. Cliff Lee: Who You Got?

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Phillies look for a four-game sweep against the Fish in Thursday matinee.

  14. ‘Dre Rumor of the Day: To Clippers for Chris Kaman

    Jun 9, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala appears to be legitimately on the trading block, as rumors now connect him to Clips center Chris Kaman.

  15. Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala Play the Dating Game on Jimmy Kimmel

    Jun 7, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

    Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s tv show to play the dating game. Evan Turner apparently loves boobs.

  16. Monta Ellis a Good Trade Return for Andre Iguodala?

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

    Amidst the reports last night that color-commentary announcer and former NBA great (well, former NBA very-good at least) Mark Jackson had been named the next coach of the Golden State Warriors, a second story floated out of Golden State, reported by the normally reliable Ric Bucher: That the Warriors were considering a trade with the…

  17. NBA Finals Preview: Does the Heat Dynasty Begin This June?

    May 31, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Going into this year’s post-season, it seemed like chances were pretty good that the Heat’s predicted dominance over the NBA would not start for another year or two, if indeed it started at all. Health, chemistry and mental makeup issues dogged the team all regular season, and a number of high-profile late-game meltdowns—often in marquee…

  18. Phils Go for Memorial Day Weekend Sweep at Citi

    May 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Vance Worley takes the hill as the Phils try to go 3-for-3 against the Mets.

  19. Hey, I Pitched in Texas Too: Oswalt for the Sweep

    May 22, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Roy O goes for the three-fer against the Rangers this afternoon.

  20. You Again: Cliff Lee Meets His Old Texas Buddies

    May 21, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee squares off against the Rangers for the first time this year.

  21. Evan Turner Gets TRL Contemplative in the Off-Season

    May 11, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Evan Turner, like most of the players on our beloved Sixers these past few years, is not going to be mistaken by anyone for a tough guy. Not that he’s not tough—hey, you try coming back from a broken back after only a couple weeks when you’re in college—but his rep in this world as…

  22. Phils Look to Keep Separation Against the Suddenly Hot Braves

    May 6, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    Going into the 2011 season, the Braves were expected to be the Phils’ primary competition for NL East supremacy, with a good number of prognosticators even predicting them to take the division. While it’s still far too early to consider claiming a pre-emptive victory over such haters, there’s no doubt that the Braves’ start has…

  23. Doc for the Sweep: Phils-Nats, Game 3

    May 5, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    It’s been a fun series of reminding the visiting Jayson Werth what he’d be missing when he chose not to re-sign with the Phillies this off-season, like the ace-level pitching of Vance Worley and the reliable power hitting of Raul Ibanez. The Phillies took the first two games of their first home series of the…

  24. Exit Interviews: Evaluating the 2010-’11 Philadelphia 76ers

    May 2, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    Well, it was certainly an unexpectedly emotional season for our Liberty Ballers. While we were all willing to write the boys off for the year after their 3-13 start and start hoping that they were out-and-out crappy enough to at least get themselves a good lottery slot, we started caring again when they proved to…

  25. Best Loss Ever: Sixers Lose Game Five and Series to Heat, But Show World Who They Are

    May 2, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    I have never been less upset about a heartbreaking defeat than this one. I want to cry a little, sure, but it’s not out of searing desperation or bitter regret—it’s because my heart is absolutely swelling with pride over how this team performed tonight, as proud as I was of the Flyers after Game Seven…