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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 […]

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 […]

Frank’s 2020 Phillies Lineup

In the overall scheme of things, creating a potential Phillies lineup for the 2020 season might land at No. 6 on my list of priorities. Coronavirus Covid-19 is the big one. Caring for my family. Prayers to keep all healthcare workers safe and concern for my fellow man. Eating. And not dying — occupy the first five delicate slots. So […]

The question: Has Harper peaked?

I picked up my edition of Lindy’s Sports Baseball 2020 Preview yesterday and just got a chance to glance at it this morning. Under the headlines, there’s an interesting article about Bryce Harper, it says, “Bryce Harper: Has He Peaked”?. So I just had to open the cover and go straight to the article, and examine it. It didn’t go […]

Phils embark on one of the longest road trips of the year

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Phillies are starting to associate themselves with winning

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Phils face Diamondbacks on MLB Live on Facebook Watch exclusively

The Phillies have now played exclusively on Facebook Watch for the 2nd time of only the 4th episode that Facebook has broadcast exclusively this year. The announcers were Scott Braun, Eric Byrnes, and Ben Davis. It was an early 1:05 PM business person’s special today at Citizens Bank Park. Unfortunately, the Phils didn’t play all that well today behind the […]

Kapler is going through the ‘growing pains’

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With only 1 day to go to Opening Day – I’m concerned

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Thawing out.. FightinPhillies.com is back!

Well, that wasn’t a long break from writing this Phillies blog.. FightinPhillies is back! I had planned to keep the blog in mothballs for a long time, the practice is called blog fading.. but my passion for the game and the Phils have overridden my need to again bring some writing back to my loyal readers! And thanks for staying […]

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 […]

Phillies Talk Podcast – Phillies in 2nd Place in April with special guest Matthew Veasey

My first couple rants on the show, with the debacle last night, the Phillies bullpen blowing a 3-run lead, and losing a game they should have won. But, all is not lost on the year as the offense has been doing much better, the pitching has suffered a few big losses in the starting pitching department. I’m joined by Matthew […]