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Washington Nationals Fan Has Supported Team “Since Today”

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Great clip right here:

The Nats are going to the World Series after sweeping the Cardinals rather easily. St. Louis scored a whopping two runs in games one through three before bowing out with a 7-4 loss last night. Howie Kendrick, who spent five seconds in Philadelphia, was named NLCS MVP.

So it’s the Washington Nationals vs. the winner of the Astros/Yankees series. If we get a Nationals vs. Yankees World Series, I will watch a grand total of zero minutes.

Crossing Broadcast: Replacing Kapler, The Vikings Game, Interview with JVR

Russ Joy - October 14, 2019

This episode of Crossing Broadcast first aired on Monday, October 14 on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

Russ, Bob, and Anthony react to the firing of Gabe Kapler, the John Middleton press conference, and potential managerial replacements. Kevin then joins the show to break down the Eagles’ loss to the Vikings. The guys then debate where Carson Wentz falls in the top tier of quarterbacks. Finally, Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk joins the show to talk about the season thus far, bonding as a team, and more.

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Audio after the jump:
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Phillies Reportedly Will Interview Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter, Speak With Joe Girardi

Kevin Kinkead - October 14, 2019

Let’s take a break from the Eagles.

Let’s get it back to the Phillies, who are reportedly set to interview Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter, and Joe Girardi, according to Jim Salisbury, who tweeted today that the “focus is on experienced candidates.” 

From NBC Sports Philadelphia: 

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Did “Public Perception” Influence the Decision to Fire Gabe Kapler?

Kevin Kinkead - October 11, 2019

Didn’t see this clip yesterday but it’s worth sharing today.

On MLB Network, Jon Heyman touched on a concept that we’ve heard before, the idea that John Middleton and the Phillies seem to take public perception into account when making important franchise decisions.

Have a listen:

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Lenny Dykstra Has a Good Take on Gabe Kapler and the Phillies Managerial Search

Kevin Kinkead - October 11, 2019

Everybody has an opinion on the Phillies managerial search. Some of those opinions are better than others.

I personally believe that this is a solid take from Nails:

Lenny, in part:

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Angelo Cataldi’s Reaction to the Gabe Kapler Firing Was Predictably Cringeworthy

Kevin Kinkead - October 10, 2019

Angelo Cataldi was not a Gabe Kapler fan.

The ex-Phillies manager just didn’t get his players to hustle, didn’t hold them accountable, and just didn’t understand Philadelphia, unlike a Yankee fan who grew up in Rhode Island and now claims to speak for us.

Here’s the 94 WIP host’s childish reaction to Kapler’s firing:

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Report: Phillies “Pique” Joe Maddon’s Interest

Kyle Scott - October 10, 2019

Oh yeah baby I’m here for this. The nonstop rumor mongering with fans glomming on to the biggest name, which is in this case Joe Maddon. Give me Nightengale or give… um, Dayman:

PIQUED. Yeah, I mean, why not? Maybe he likes it out west, but wouldn’t he want to coach a big market team?

Oh.

With a TON of money to spend?

Oh.

With a superstar locked up for a decade at record money?

Oh.

OK, so maybe it’s a tough sell. But he’s a smart guy, into stats. Can’t imagine he likes the odds of a debilitating earthquake or annual rolling power outages and wildfires. Worst Mother Nature event we get in Philly is rain during Welcome America spawning a few sloppy third base trips in the crowd and a heaping pile of late summer trash stuck to the Parkway. Can’t think of a better marketing pitch, because at this point working for Middleton, MacPhail and Klentak doesn’t particularly ENTHUSE the senses. For real, what the hell is with MacPhail? Middleton has a brand, Klentak, ah, does things. But MacPhail floats in this mess with groveling quotes about mediocrity and somehow he is in charge because Dan Gladden got a few timely hits in the early 90s.

On second thought, Maddon should just go west. Let us pine for local guy Mike Scioscia, who used to occasionally visit Sabold Elementary because his sister worked there. He’s only been living in LA for three decades. I’m sure he totally misses the weather in Lower Delco, which is sunny with a chance of a dipshit in a New Era cap and a beater complaining about the proliferation of White Claw at eye height on the shelf where the Natty used to be.

Report: Phillies Fire Gabe Kapler (Now Official)

Kevin Kinkead - October 10, 2019

According to Jim Salisbury:

I’ll update this thread with more info. Right now he’s the only one reporting it, but I believe him!

Edit 1:

Brookover reporting –

So they left Kapler hanging for 11 days before firing him. And if Matt Klentak and Andy MacPhail are sticking around, it should be interesting how they spin that story, because those guys didn’t exactly light the world on fire this season.

Edit 2:

Zolecki reporting –

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