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May 1, 2020
This Week in Phillies History: Randy Ready was ready

This Week in Phillies History: Randy Ready was ready

In 1991, Randy Ready made history at Veterans Stadium. After a week last week in which there wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about, This Week in Phillies History provided us with a number of great events to look back on with awe and wonder. Lefty recorded his 3,000th strikeout back in 1981 against the Montreal Expos, as noted by the Phillies on Twitter Thursday. Mr. 3,000 pic.twitter.com/38iZzlEytx— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 29, 2020 Tim Wallach was his 3,000th victim, and Wallach was prominent in another great moment in Phils history as well. If you know what it...
Apr 30, 2020
A potential postseason scenario for a potentially crazy 2020 season

A potential postseason scenario for a potentially crazy 2020 season

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via As baseball considers a couple crazy scenarios, here’s my idea for a potential postseason structure. You can say a lot of things about Major League Baseball but one thing you have to give them is this — they’re creative! As league officials try to figure out how to put on a 2020 season amidst a global pandemic, a number of ideas have been floated as trial balloons. There was the all-Arizona idea, which essentially creates a baseball eco-bubble where all of MLB would be based in the state for the entire season. Another was to create two leagues...
Apr 30, 2020
Who were the best pitchers in the 1970’s? More quizzes!

Who were the best pitchers in the 1970’s? More quizzes!

Photo by Focus on Sport/ You know you love these things Since you all loved the quiz last time so much about the hitters of the 1970’s, I thought we should try to the other side of the ball - pitching! Who were the best pitchers by Baseball Reference’s version of WAR from 1970 to 1979 in Phillies history? Take the quiz to find out. You should all at least be able to get the first one pretty easily, but the rest are quite difficult. Putting the quiz together, I could only recall 5 or 6 of the names that are on the list. So, I made the timing a little longer. Oh - I also added more...
Apr 30, 2020
From the horse’s mouth: The dream is over

From the horse’s mouth: The dream is over

Curt Schilling couldn’t get the job done | Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Damn you, Jim Edmonds! In this week’s ramblings, I provide an update on the Dream Bracket competition, and present a theory as to why the Phanatic had a changed look this Spring. Random thought about the Phillies After taking care of the 25-and-under stars in their first round matchup, the Phillies were unable to advance any further in the MLB Dream Bracket tournament. They fell to the Cardinals in the second round, four games to two. The Phillies’ pitching staff let them down, as they allowed an average of...
Apr 29, 2020
OOTP 4/29: A double dip split

OOTP 4/29: A double dip split

Photo by Jason O. Watson/ A doubleheader brings more good news than not Tuesday night, the simPhillies were rained out in San Francisco. So, today, they played a doubleheader. If you are counting the transactional news that hit the wire today, you could say the team won more than it lost today. Game 1 - Phillies 12, Giants 3 In game 1, the offense woke up in a big way. Rhys Hoskins, in his first game since his demotion to the right-handed part of a first place platoon with Jay Bruce, mashed two home runs in leading the Phillies to a 12-3 win. The offense as whole went...
Apr 29, 2020
OOTPhight Historical Sim: The fifth month

OOTPhight Historical Sim: The fifth month

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ Catch up on July’s results here. August Remember, the top two in each division automatically qualify for the playoffs. After that, it’s the next two overall. Right now, the two wildcards are residing pretty confidently in the West. Matt, in the Central, is 6 GB of WC2 as we enter the final regular season month. Technically, no one has been eliminated yet, but that’s about to change. The next post will have each of the final four-ish weeks broken out, so you won’t be spoiled unless you skip ahead (you impatient bugger, you). Then, we go...