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  • Why the 2014 Cubs are like 'The Office'

    I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt,...
  • IronPigs not worried about increased competition for local entertainment dollar

    IronPigs not worried about increased competition for local entertainment dollar
    When the Lehigh Valley IronPigs opened the gates of Coca-Cola Park for the first time on March 30, 2008, for an exhibition game against the Phillies, the local entertainment landscape — not to mention the skyline of downtown of Allentown —...
  • Phillies 'High Hopes' hard to come by this spring

    Phillies 'High Hopes' hard to come by this spring
    My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday. Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
  • IronPigs help pull Lehigh Valley together

    IronPigs help pull Lehigh Valley together
    My friend Daryl and I have had IronPigs season tickets since the team's inception seven years ago, and we've gotten to know some of the people who sit around us very well. But the person we talk about most often is someone who attended only one game....
  • Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs

    Excitement still cranked all the way up for IronPigs
    Koyie Hill's head stopped spinning long ago. At age 35, the catcher is old enough to understand any comparison of his career to that of the infamous Crash Davis, even if it's a stretch. Maikel Franco's head, by comparison, was recently placed on a...
  • Braun's big day wasn't the feel-good story that either the Phillies or MLB wanted

    PHILADELPHIA — On April 8, 1974, a home run was hit that was cause for celebration around the baseball world. On April 8, 2014, three home runs were hit that had at least some in the baseball world turning up their noses with disgust. On the...
  • Mike Trout signs one-year, $1-million deal with Angels

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout wore a million-dollar smile Wednesday. It was a good day for him and the Angels, with the anticipation of a much better day in the very near future. The Angels signed Trout to a one-year, $1-million contract, avoiding the...
  • Star athletes like LeBron, Serena cash in on junk food endorsements

    Star athletes like LeBron, Serena cash in on junk food endorsements
    Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said. Of 512 brands...
  • ESPN predicts Phillies will finish 29th out of 30 teams this season

     
    The Phillies will fail to make the playoffs and record only 66 wins this year - a number they've failed to reach only once since 1995. That's what ESPN's David Schoenfield, who is in the process of ranking every single......
  • Sandberg "ecstatic" to be taking over in Philadelphia

     
    Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t need to wait until the end of the season as many expected. The Phillies general manager had the man for the job right in front of him. Amaro announced before that the organization was lifting the......
  • Rupp getting his chance in the big leagues tonight; injury updates

     
    Surely it seems like an eternity for Cameron Rupp, who is making his major league debut tonight when he starts behind the plate for the Phillies. The Phillies called up Rupp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sept. 3 and he......