November 11, 1999 |
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.
June 19, 2012 |
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.
September 25, 2012 |
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...
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?
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.
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.?
April 28, 1991 |
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.
June 18, 2000 |
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.
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.
July 11, 2005 |
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.