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Rich Baxter is the writer/editor at 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.

Scrappy Phillies get 3rd Walk-off in a row

I was going to start this headline off with ‘Workman like’ Phillies win 3rd in a row behind the walk-off. But we already know the Phillies are blue collar. They are not in the same breath as the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres, and even Giants, but they are hanging around. We made it onto Saturday’s Best. A win is a win, […]

Phils stumble badly lose 3 straight to Mets

The Phillies started out of the season very nicely. That’s the good news. Since then, the Phillies have been playing kind of terribly. Striking out 14 times tonight against the NY Mets, and slipping from an above .500 record to a 6-6 record on the season. A terrible series in New York. How nice they appeared to look early in […]

Luck of the new rules help Phillies win Opening Day ’21

Ok, we got to watch opening day at Citizens Bank Park, and the Phillies won! That’s the great news. They almost didn’t win though, and that’s what is going to take up the bulk of this blog post. It feels good to be back to writing about a game that I really love. About 8,800 at Citizens Bank Park braved […]

The Phillies are back today! Take on the Tigers at 1:05 PM

It’s been a long time since fans were able to go watch a professional baseball game, but that wait ends today for many who will be in attendance in Florida to see the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Detroit Tigers. All the stars will be back this year for the Phils, here is Bryce Harper speaking on MLB Network about […]

Valentines Day means only a few more days until Spring Training begins

We’ve gotten to Valentine’s Day for 2021 – yes, we still have the Covid-19 Pandemic ongoing in the US, but baseball is looking on the bright side. All of this with the statement that the Joe Biden administration issued that they were contemplating, “closing Florida down.” This of course would impact the teams reporting for Spring Training in the state […]

Ryan Howard’s suit vs Al Jazeera continues, but will it expose steroid use?

If you’ve been a Phillies fan for a few years, you’ll probably remember this story from the days when Ryan Howard was still a recent player of the Phils. Ryan has been away from the Phillies now since 2016 when he played 112 games for the team. Back in January of 2016, it became known that Ryan Howard and Ryan […]

Players sign name to contracts, JT and Didi back for more, will the Phils improve?

It’s very nice to have some of the calibers of players that have inked contracts in the past 10 days or so being that it’s the offseason. One player who was sought after by many teams, JT Realmuto, is a Phillie for perhaps for perhaps the best stretch of his career playing baseball. Realmuto signed a $115.5 million dollar contract […]

With less than one month to Spring Training, what have the Phils done?

Ok, we’re slowly getting through the winter season, and although there is plenty of time left for that season, suddenly on the calendar, it’s showing that we’re less than a month until Spring Training. That’s the great news! But, what have the Phillies done so far in this offseason? As we all know, the GM and President duo of Matt […]

Mets build for the upcoming season, how about the Phils?

The Mets made news today, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco added to the Metsies for 2021. Ok, Lindor will make an impact, but will Carrasco? On paper, if he is still the Carlos Carrasco that the Phillies handed over to the Indians many years ago, maybe. Carrasco was 3-4 last year for the Indians. He’s going to be 34 years […]

Phils and Dombrowski don’t waste time with fixing a faulty bullpen

Well the good news is the Phillies have a team President that knows a thing or two about fixing up a team’s needs. The Phils went out on a three-team trade and ended up with Jose Alvarado from the Tampa Bay Rays, who it seems have had a fire sale of sorts trading a Cy Young Award winning pitcher in […]

Dombrowski has a winning track record

Count me as excited that the Phillies have went out and hired Dave Dombrowski as the new President of Baseball Operations. I think he’ll do a wonderful job in this role. He’s turned around a Boston Red Sox team and also has a winning Florida Marlins team to his credit. He knows a bit about winning baseball. Embed from Getty […]

MacPhail offers to exit stage left, Phillies appear ready to make that happen

One of the things that happen eventually in baseball is a change in upper management. This is very much in full swing with the Phillies ‘again’. We’ve been patient in the many years of a rebuild, the years seemed to fly by so fast but here we are looking forward to the next season of 2021 and we’re going to […]