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November 11, 1999 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
As anticipated, Phillies catcher Mike Lieberthal was formally announced as a Rawlings Gold Glove winner yesterday. It is the second consecutive year the Phillies have been represented on the Gold Glove team. Scott Rolen won as a third baseman in 1998. Prior to that, no Phillie had won the award for defensive excellence since Mike Schmidt in 1986. "Defense is what I've always taken pride in," Lieberthal said from Southern California. Lieberthal conceded, however, that his .300 batting average, 31 homers and All-Star Game selection didn't hurt.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | John Baer
I THINK Mitt Romney and Ed Rendell have a deal; I think Mitt's helping Ed sell books.   There are two reasons I think this. One, Romney owes Rendell, for a variety of things I'll get to. Two, everything Rendell does these days seems to be about selling books. Let's start with the obvious setup over the past weekend. The Romney campaign schedules a stop at a Wawa in Quakertown. Rendell shows up ahead of Romney at the same Wawa. Romney diverts to a different Wawa.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | BY NATHAN R. SHRADER
MANY PUNDITS have either already expressed shock over Romney's "47 percent" talk or elected to defend him as a yacht club straight-talker. From my vantage point as a Republican committeeman, it seems as if they are missing the true reasons for why this moment is so important in the long run and how it may impact the Republican Party here and now. Our kids and grandkids will probably be reading about the leaked video of Romney talking to a bunch...
NEWS
January 23, 2012
AS THE GOP primary shifts to a Mitt/Newt Deep South skirmish in Florida, two questions arise: Can Mitt change? Can Newt maintain? Can Newt, who for so long was all too human, maintain his "New Newt" stance? Can Mitt, the Richie Rich of politics, morph into a more human persona? For example, a Romney recovery could start with announcing during tonight's Tampa debate that he'll release tax returns for the last dozen years. What's the harm? What's there? Are there tons of money to the Mormon Church and concerns over how that plays in the South?
SPORTS
September 30, 2011
My older son insists - with some measure of contempt - that any male who brings a baseball mitt to a Phillies game violates the man code. "No dude over 12," he decreed. I took this mandate to the people, the fans, at the last Phillies homestand and discovered that on this issue we are a passionately divided nation. Red state, blue state. Glove, no glove. "Men who bring a mitt - their self-confidence level isn't there," said Bob Ieropoli, 40, of Atco, N.J. He was at the game with his sons Bobby, 17, and Zackery, 9, both of whom brought mitts.
FOOD
December 13, 2007
Coasters as notes Silicone Coaster Notz protect furniture surfaces and are beautiful in the bargain. From Modern Twist, they come in a variety of patterns. We especially like the frosted Birds 'N Trees design. Style them as personalized placecards or jot down wine notes using a ballpoint pen, then simply wipe clean. Food trivia your game? Foodies will enjoy testing their knowledge of the people, places, culture and history of food with this fun trivia game. Try this quick quiz: 1. What queen comes from Joliet, Ill.?
NEWS
April 28, 1991 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
The leather is still surprisingly supple for a catcher's mitt that is almost 75 years old. But it does show its age right in the center, where baseballs must have pounded it hundreds, no thousands, of times. With its backing and lining made out of cloth, the mitt, dated 1917, is a reminder of the glory days of baseball, a time when the sport was a symbol of boyhood innocence. "Baseball gloves really hold a whole lot of history. Each one is unique and has its own story," said Shelly Farber, a Media lawyer who owns the 1917 mitt.
NEWS
June 18, 2000 | By Molly Gilbert
Before my athletic career was forced upon me, I was not remotely interested in sports. My dad, however, was determined. Having no sons, he was intent on all of his three girls becoming star athletes. Imagine my enthusiasm one second-grade evening when my dad came home with a brand new baseball glove that "had my name written all over it. " It was stiff, hard and complex-looking, with little leather strings tied all over it. We would mold it, he said, and make the leather nice and soft, just like his. That night, Daddy showed me how to break in my new mitt.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012
I'M NO Mitt Romney fan. He reminds me of Don Draper - the tough-talking, chain-smoking, woman-chasing ad executive from the hit AMC series "Mad Men. " You can't tell me Mitt doesn't use Brylcreem on his hair and wear clothes from the '60s. I bet when he's at home, he dons his Rat Pack getup - complete with black suit, durable shoes, and skinny tie - the same outfit Don Draper wears when he's chasing his secretary around the desk. Which brings me to my point. Mitt's views on women are a bit old-fashioned, and unfortunately for him, he paid for it at the polls.
SPORTS
July 11, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First baseman Pete Rose is credited with making one of the most famous plays in Phillies history, grabbing a foul ball that deflected off the mitt of catcher Bob Boone in the last inning of the club's title-clinching win in the 1980 World Series. Boone begs to differ with that interpretation. "Look at it again, and you'll see that Pete messed that play up," a smiling Boone said the other day. With one out in the top of the ninth inning and the Phillies holding a 4-1 lead over the Kansas City Royals in Game 6, Frank White sent a twisting, bases-loaded foul pop-up toward the home team's dugout at Veterans Stadium.
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July 8, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Jersey's Carli Lloyd became a national hero Sunday when she propelled the U.S. women's national team to victory against Japan in the World Cup, with an unprecedented hat trick in front of a record number of fans watching on TV. On Wednesday night, her buddy and former teammate Heather Mitts is helping make even more Carli Lloyds. Gold medalist Mitts has settled in Philadelphia since her soccer days, with husband and former Eagle A.J. Feeley, and their 1-year-old son, Connor ("It's home now," she said of her adopted city)
SPORTS
July 6, 2015
   ATLANTA - Andres Blanco said before Saturday's game that he made sure to bring his "tall shoes" to Turner Field. The 5-foot-10 infielder started at first base for the first time in his career. Blanco is the shortest Phillies player to play first since Shawn Wooten (5-10) started three games there in 2004.    "But that's not my problem. That's his problem," Blanco joked, pointing to third baseman Maikel Franco in the visitors' clubhouse. "They should throw the ball lower. "    Blanco has been practicing at the position for three weeks.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's declaration Friday that he would not run for president in 2016 boosts at least two other Republican candidates vying for the support of the party's establishment wing. New Jersey's Gov. Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush now can tap a group of prominent GOP donors who had been holding off making commitments to other candidates pending Romney's decision about a third run for president, analysts and donors said. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, said earlier in January that he was interested in running again but - after finding the path ahead uncertain - pulled the plug Friday during a conference call with advisers and supporters.
NEWS
December 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, has released his seventh annual list of the most notable quotations of the year. The original "Yale Book of Quotations" was published in 2006, and Shapiro has updated it with an annual list of the top-10 quotes. Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times, not necessarily ones that are the most eloquent or admirable. Here's the list: 1. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what . . . who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims . . . These are people who pay no income tax . . . and so my job is not to worry about those people.
NEWS
December 3, 2012
By Matt Miller I have just the thing if President Obama was serious about asking Mitt Romney to "work together to move this country forward. " Romney was a world-class management consultant with a legendary appetite for "the data. " His private-equity success was due partly to his knack for identifying and purging inefficiencies from bloated, underperforming enterprises. It's time, therefore, to set him loose (analytically speaking) on the mother of all domestic challenges: America's radically inefficient health-care system.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012
I'M NO Mitt Romney fan. He reminds me of Don Draper - the tough-talking, chain-smoking, woman-chasing ad executive from the hit AMC series "Mad Men. " You can't tell me Mitt doesn't use Brylcreem on his hair and wear clothes from the '60s. I bet when he's at home, he dons his Rat Pack getup - complete with black suit, durable shoes, and skinny tie - the same outfit Don Draper wears when he's chasing his secretary around the desk. Which brings me to my point. Mitt's views on women are a bit old-fashioned, and unfortunately for him, he paid for it at the polls.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
MY COMPLIMENTS to Gov. Romney for running a campaign largely free of personal attacks on President Obama. His concession speech was dignified and intelligent, too. So why did he lose? The Republicans have lost control of their party to the radicals, bigots, nut jobs and lobbyists. Don't believe that's who really runs the GOP? House Speaker John Boehner wanted to negotiate with Obama, but the tea party would not let him. How are you going to make a pledge to a lobbyist, Grover Norquist, and then try to convince the average man you're in his corner?
NEWS
November 8, 2012
SO WHAT DID WE LEARN? For one thing, we learned that a few old, basic rules remain valid. First, a personally-likeable incumbent with no primary opposition in an economy with unemployment (even barely) below 8 percent is tough to beat. Second, a challenger who seems less likable than the incumbent has a rough road to travel. Third, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio. So after all the money, all the ads, all the vitriol, all the boasting and some deceit on both sides, we keep the incumbent and reject the challenger.
NEWS
October 23, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
C'mon, admit it, except for the occasional zinger, presidential debates are a snoozefest. And not that informative either. By this time of the campaign, haven't all heard all the yadda-yadda-yadda over and over again? So why not take these guys out of their comfort zones, and find out they really operate under pressure? Here are dozen harebrained ideas - sure to fuel harebrained media patter the next day. The instant doggy poll. Humans trust mutts more than each other.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
ON MONDAYS, Wednesdays and Fridays, I like Mitt Romney's policies. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, not so much, because he reverses what he said the day before. Sundays he refuses to give any specifics about his policies. Half the time, I like Barack Obama's policies. When I don't, at least I know what they are. Democrats rabidly call Romney a liar, but he's just playing politically smart hardball. He can attack Obama on his policies while not having to defend his own because they change faster than a runway model changes her dress.
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