April 3, 2015 |
THE FIRST THING I thought when I read yesterday that $12 million man Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had cleared waivers was this: Oh, boy. If Ruben Amaro Jr. wasn't the Phillies' human shield before this, he most certainly is now. Oh, you thought that was last season? No, Amaro had 2 years left on his contract at the start of last season, and had enough hope in the remaining pieces of his 102-win team of 2011 to say, "I believe in karma, so my thought process is to stay positive. Things are going to go well and . . . we're going to stay healthy enough to be contenders throughout the season and who knows what happens at the end of the year.
March 20, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Let's take a moment to say what should not happen. We'll humor Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa by including the obligatory disclaimer that we should not infer concretely that it will happen, or that it is currently happening. But we'll also point out that, if things were to unfold in the manner in which they shouldn't, the crescendo of criticism regarding Jimmy Rollins that has developed over the last 7 months would be consistent with the way these kinds of Things That Shouldn't Happen have happened in the past.
June 15, 2013 |
Ron Wagenhoffer was a conscientious and hardworking inspector who took personally the deadly collapse of a Center City building last week, coworkers said Thursday. "He was an honest guy and a hardworking guy. If there's any blame to go around, I wouldn't put the onus on him," said one coworker, who asked not to be identified because Licenses and Inspections employees had been instructed not to talk about Wagenhoffer or his death. "These guys are responsible for so much - they're always running around doing a million things.
October 29, 2012 |
The in-game thumping was performed by the Atlanta Falcons, an unbeaten football team with Matt Ryan, a tremendously talented Philadelphia native, at quarterback. The postgame pounding was administered by Asante Samuel, a former Eagles cornerback best known for three things: missed tackles, trash-talking and interceptions. Samuel, as he did during his four seasons in Philadelphia, missed some tackles, including one that led to a LeSean McCoy touchdown in the second quarter. What he did not miss after the Falcons' 30-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was an opportunity to tear down his former head coach.
October 29, 2012
The in-game thumping was performed by the Atlanta Falcons, an unbeaten football team with Matt Ryan, a tremendously talented Exton native, at quarterback. The postgame pounding was administered by Asante Samuel, a former Eagles cornerback best known for three things: missed tackles, trash-talking and interceptions. Samuel, as he did during his four seasons in Philadelphia, missed some tackles, including one that led to a LeSean McCoy touchdown in the second quarter. What he did not miss after the Falcons' 30-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was an opportunity to tear down his former head coach.
March 21, 2012 |
CHRIS BOSH scored 29 points, LeBron James survived two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the visiting Phoenix Suns, 99-95, last night for their 14th straight home victory. James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares - a double-digit hole, and a frightening collision between James and Grant Hill in the final minute. James was chasing a long pass and never saw Hill, crashing into him. James went down, failing on his first attempt to get up and stayed on the court holding his head for about a minute.
January 30, 2012 |
OTTAWA - Even with the final score still in doubt, Claude Giroux devoted an entire shift in the third period of last night's NHL All-Star Game to emptying Scott Hartnell's wallet. After all, it was for a good cause. And at $4.2 million per season, Hartnell can afford it. No matter the cause, Giroux' deliberate attempts to trip up his own teammate and linemate made for an interesting game within the game. Hartnell pledged to donate $1,000 to charity for each time he hit the ice yesterday, as part of his ongoing #HartnellDown campaign that began with a fan on Twitter.
December 4, 2011 |
A cold, early-December day in South Philadelphia, yo. The camera pans and pivots and finally points toward a stern, sterile edifice. And there, up there on the ramparts, see that? Something white, fluttering in the wind. First reporter: "Are we getting a new pope?" Second reporter: "I think the Eagles are surrendering. " Third reporter: "We should be so lucky. " Fade in . . . The Eagles war room, deep in the bowels of Fortress NovaCare. Three small men and one large walrus stand in a semicircle looking with baleful and puzzled eyes at sheaves of data.
February 17, 2011
RE THE ABUSE indictments: It's inexcusable and indefensible what these men did. But it seems that the Daily News , and especially editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson, takes enjoyment in this, as if to say, "Ha! The holy church has fallen!" Dare I say the liberalism that this paper loves led to the scandal. The gay culture that liberals celebrate and want to bring into places like the Boy Scouts is what opened the door to this. If these fallen priests had lived church teaching, the scandal never would have occurred.
April 6, 2007 |
In the age of "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, when the line between celebrity and obvious fraud has been cheerfully erased, it's hard to say what audiences will make of "The Hoax. " It stars Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, a notorious liar back in the 1970s, when being exposed as a scam artist still carried some degree of social stigma. Irving was a writer who revived a moribund career by claiming to be working a biography of Howard Hughes, personally authorized by the reclusive billionaire.