Yearly Archives: 2017

121 posts

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the readers of Fightin Phillies

It’s a time for great holiday memories for baseball fans! It’s with some regret that I’ll be taking some time off from the blog here with my writing (though some will probably be much happier I did!) You can still tune into the podcast though, it’s called Phillies Talk Podcast in case you’re new here (I’d even like to invite […]

Latest Phillies Talk Podcast – talking with LA Dodgers blogger Jared Massey

It’s the latest edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, I’m talking with Jared Massey from Dugout Blues Podcast about the new Phillies manager, Gabe Kapler, and what’s been going on with the Dodgers since they made it to the World Series. 2018 is sure to be an interesting season for the Phillies, we’re talking about it on this show. Check out […]

The curious career path of Ruben Amaro Jr, he’s with the Mets for 2018

Ruben Amaro talks about his return to the field with the Red Sox Ruben Amaro Jr, remember him? He was a longtime member of the Phillies organization and former GM. Amaro’s baseball playing career saw him drafted by the Angels in 1987.  A graduate of Stanford College in California, Ruben Amaro also went to William Penn Charter school in Philadelphia […]

The Baseball Talk Radio Show Podcast – Roy Halladay tragedy, MLB hot stove, and more!

It’s my other podcast, but certainly as much fun! Here’s the Baseball Talk Radio Show Podcast Show 2.37 Halladay plane crash tragedy, MLB baseball awards season is underway, the GM meetings are taking place.. All this and so much more on this edition of The Baseball Talk Radio Show podcast. Email us both: rich @ baseballtalkradio.com gary @ baseballtalkradio.com Subscribe […]

Radio host: Halladay deserved what he got – then apolgizes days later

The TMZ video of Roy Halladay operating his plane shortly before it crashed: Michael Felger’s comments on the Halladay plane crash upon learning that the TMZ video showed Halladay operating his plane recklessly: Boston radio show host, Michael Felger, spouted off a few days ago saying Roy Halladay “Got what he deserved”and called Halladay a “Moron” shortly after seeing video […]

Kapler and Klentak, no, they are not a law firm

Your browser does not support iframes. It’s a strange day and times for Phillies baseball. There was perhaps one of the longest selections of managers that this team has ever seen, and we ended up with a manager who espouses numbers being produced by players that will make an impact on who ends up on this team. Kapler can talk […]

The baseball world still in shock over Halladay

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Halladay killed in plane crash – 2 ICON aircraft employees were also killed in a separate crash previously in A5 model plane

I have dreamed about owning a A5 since I retired! Real life is better then my dreams!! Thx Kirk & everyone @ICONAircraft pic.twitter.com/wkk6TtjAY4 — Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017 Former Phillies ace, Roy Halladay, was killed in a plane crash that was announced in Florida late this afternoon. The was the only occupant of the airplane that he recently […]

Houston, we have a problem – Darvish incident overshadows WS win for Astros

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Manager is known for the Phillies, it’s Gabe Kapler

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Phillies still searching for the manager of the future

Ryne Sandberg left the Phillies immediately upon hearing Andy MacPhail had been hired, since then the Phillies have tanked incredibly pics. c. R.Baxter 2014 The Phils keep searching for the manager that will take this team into the future. Like the rebuild though we have been experiencing, it’s taking some time. What can the priorities be of this job? What […]

Happy Columbus Day 2017 – and yes, naysayers you’re wrong

It’s Columbus Day in the USA, and low and behold in the year 2017, there has been debate about this national holiday that we’ve enjoyed for years. It’s the endless assault on our history by those who do not think that it is a problem to dismantle what has been known by historians. It would almost be like fans and […]