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  1. Regarding Uncle Charlie

    Dec 11, 2006, 12:59 AM EDT

    Many of the responses to the news that Charlie Manuel would be back as Phillies skipper were quite negative.  I realize Matt weighed in already, but I thought I’d throw my two cents out there. I like Charlie Manuel.  Initially, I thought him to be that country bumpkin who didn’t know how to form complete…

  2. Report: Phillies Ownership Willing to Sell Team

    Dec 10, 2006, 7:08 PM EDT

    This news caught me by surprise.  More to come as we learn some details. David Montgomery and Bill Giles along with the array of silent partners have never really given this town the kind of hope this city needs. As Glen Macnow said this evening, the bottom line is this team needs a majority owner…

  3. Big Rube Wants to Help Change Baseball

    Dec 10, 2006, 4:12 PM EDT

    A nice piece in today’s Daily News by Stan Hochman talks about the lack of inner-city interest in baseball and how Big Rube would like to change that. "I tell Jimmy Rollins he’s terrific," Reuben Harley said the other day. "I tell Ryan Howard he’s great. And then I tell ‘em, if they walked through…

  4. Andy Reid is Not Blog Efficient

    Dec 10, 2006, 2:16 PM EDT

    He even said so himself!  Look: I’m not blog efficient, but it sounds like people can be very creative there. That has nothing to do with me. I just wanted to make sure people understood that." Hey thanks, Andy.  We bloggers are creative types.  And for the record, it was that "Mainstream Blogger" over at…

  5. Why the Phillies Lost to the Rockies

    Dec 10, 2006, 11:08 AM EDT

    The Hardball Times takes a look at some of the reasons the Phillies didn’t win a game against the Rockies this postseason. [Hardball Times]

  6. Phils Extend Uncle Chollie: 2 YearsOption

    Dec 9, 2006, 9:28 PM EDT reports that the Phillies and Charlie Manuel have agreed to a 2-year extension with a club option for a third. All season we’ve been hearing the questions regarding whether he’d be back after this year, and for a while, it didn’t seem like there was even a chance. But after the Phillies’ record continued…

  7. Foodball Food For Fans – Week 4

    Dec 9, 2006, 3:45 PM EDT

    Foodball Food For Fans – Week  4, originally uploaded by Mark K_NJ We didn’t forget entirely about the football food in week four but after the whirlwind ride the Phillies took us on, a delicious bagel sandwich took the back burner. A quick note from Mark’s flickr photo page: But my football food this week…

  8. TTT: Redskins Fans!

    Dec 9, 2006, 10:45 AM EDT

    Hey look! This week’s installment of Trash Talk Tuesday means another feature that didn’t die after one week! I don’t have anything against the Mottram brothers in particular, I’m sure they’re fine young gentlemen, except of course the fact that they have an unhealthy hatred for Philadelphia fans.  They once called Philly fans "insufferable douchebags."…

  9. Allen Iverson is a Smart Man

    Dec 9, 2006, 4:48 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson now feels at home in Denver.  Good for the little man.  He’s also not as stupid as LeBron James when it comes to baseball rooting interests. In case you’re wondering, he was rooting for the Rockies last night against the Phillies, in part because one of his neighbors in his condo is Colorado…

  10. Flyers Practice Trustfalls and Hand Drums

    Dec 8, 2006, 5:44 PM EDT

    For years, the Flyers have been believers in team-building retreats, spending a little time each season in outdoorsy places or, recently, West Point and the Naval Academy. This year the team got its Dunder-Mifflin on in British Columbia, where apparently it rained all day while they were outside. I can’t wait to see whose name…

  11. Inspiration Leads to Accomplishment

    Dec 8, 2006, 5:12 PM EDT

    That’s the slogan the 76ers seem to be going with this season.  Well then, people, let my inspiration flow! I realize The 700 Level tends to ride the wave of whatever the hot topic of the day is in Philly sports and that’s fine with me.  I think we’d all rather talk about Shane Victorino…

  12. Paul Hagen Attempts to Make a Funny

    Dec 8, 2006, 1:56 PM EDT

    It didn’t go real well. The Daily News has obtained a copy of Pat Gillick’s offseason To Do list. Here’s an exclusive peek at what it says. 1. Improve the pitching.2. Improve the pitching.3. Improve the pitching.4. Improve the pitching.5. Improve the pitching.6. See about upgrading third base. That’s the kind of stuff we expect…