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Rich Baxter is the writer/editor at FightinPhillies.com and a baseball fan back to the early 1970s, and the Phillies Talk Podcast at the site is the longest-straming independent show on the Phillies team.

What can Phillies fans expect from a 2020 shortened season

Well, it looks as if we’re going to have baseball, even as the news that Covid-19 has made a dramatic comeback as the nation starts to get back to a sense of normalcy. Finally an agreement has been made, after many weeks of back and forth between owners and players. Embed from Getty Images What can we as fans expect […]

Baseball loses chance to be ‘America’s Sport’

Ok, the votes are in… yes, all three to four weeks of them. So, we’re apparently going to see some baseball being played this year. According to what we’re reading on twitter, and this morning in the newspapers. Here’s our @nydnsports back page. @mlb @mlbnetwork #robmanfred @apse_sportmedia @nascar #BubbaWallace https://t.co/OX1kneLH02 pic.twitter.com/uuByCKu32H — Back Page Guy NYDN (@BackPageGuyNYDN) June 23, 2020 […]

Father’s Day Special on new Phillies book – 30 % off

Looking for a great gift for Dad this Father’s Day? Order the new Phillies book by Scott Lauber and you’ll get a nice 30 percent off the price with the partnership of the FightinPhillies blog with the publisher of the book, Triumph Books. Just click the link below, give it a little time to connect to the publisher’s site, then […]

New Phillies Talk Podcast talking with Todd Zolecki on his new Roy Halladay book

It’s the end of May, we’ve been watching the baseball negotiations about the possible start of the 2020 season affected by the Pandemic. Will they or won’t they? Listen to the latest Phillies Talk Podcast from FightinPhillies.com to hear the latest! Here’s a new edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast with myself and Matt Veasey talking with MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki […]

Wall of silence on negotiations for MLB 2020 season start

Baseball fans are a patient bunch, we’ve heard the MLB has put into play a large 68-page PDF on what the league will do to monitor and help prevent any MLB player from getting Covid-19 and what will happen if they did test positive. We also heard on an offer by owners to share the revenue of this season with […]

MLB Network to have Phillies 1980 Specials all day on May 22, 2020

MLB NETWORK TO CELEBRATE 1980 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TOMORROW, MAY 22, BEGINNING AT 9:00 A.M. ET             May 21, 2020 – In honor of the 40th anniversary, MLB Network will air 12 hours of programming dedicated to the 1980 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies tomorrow, May 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. As part of its programming lineup, MLB Network will air all four […]

Jackie Robinson’s first trip to Philadelphia – May 9, 1947 – 73 years ago today

Today mark’s the 73rd Anniversary of Jackie Robinson‘s first trip to play in Philadelphia at Shibe Park when the Brooklyn Dodgers came to town to play the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the first game of a 4-game series between the red hot league-leading Dodgers against a lower-ranked Phillies team. Embed from Getty Images Yes, controversy happened in Philadelphia with regards […]

“Doc: The Life Of Roy Halladay” by Todd Zolecki, a look at the new book

Probably the book of the summer you’ll want to pick up here. A story about Roy Halladay, from the beginning of his career to the bitter end of it in Miami for the Phillies, now an incredibly fast, seven years ago. I was one of the many fans who really liked Roy Halladay when he signed with the Phillies. That […]

Phillies Longest and Shortest Games for 9-innings

This post is being written when there is really no baseball news going on, during the Pandemic that swept over the World starting about mid-March 2020. There’s always something you can write about baseball, and today, I was reading something on game length time, which prompted me to want to run for my Phillies Media Guide to check out the […]

Baseball Simulations abound, but are there too many around?

The 2020 MLB baseball season being postponed has been the rise to the ‘baseball simulation’ events. Sure, these simulations have been around, we’ve seen them for season predictions on websites like: Fangraphs, Baseball-Reference, and Baseball-Almanac and more. What has the MLB world of fans taking note? Watch the video below: Lately we’ve had a lot of simulations going on at […]

Dream Brackets, Out of The Park Baseball, and MLB The Show: Oh my

When I first heard about the MLB The Show Player’s League, I was a bit skeptical, I am not a huge fan of video games, I’ll play one once in a while but I don’t live to play them like some people do. So the first night, a few weeks ago, I decided I would try to watch a professional […]