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MLB Looking Into Umpire’s Tweet About AR-15, Impeachment, and Civil War

Kevin Kinkead - October 24, 2019

Know Rob Drake?

Longtime MLB umpire, Indiana Pennsylvania native. He’s been doing it for about 20 years now.

Apparently he fired off a political tweet yesterday, immediately took it down, and now the league is looking into it.

Via Jeff Passan at ESPN:

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Reports: Phillies Hiring Joe Girardi TODAY

Kevin Kinkead - October 24, 2019

Holy cow!

Great hire.

Girardi will whip these bums into shape. Nobody is gonna be dogging it on the base paths next season. We’re gonna have hustle and focus and ACCOUNTABILITY at Citizens Bank Park.

He’s an experienced, World Series-winning manager, and we’ll see how he interfaces with a young, analytics-focused general manager. If you were giving me the choice of Girardi, Dusty Baker, and Buck Showalter, I’d take Girardi any day of the week.

Let’s go.

Edit:

Another tidbit from Heyman –

Report: Joe Girardi is Favorite for Phillies Job

Kevin Kinkead - October 23, 2019

What’s going on with the Phils’ managerial search?

Here’s some news from the main man, Jon Heyman:

Well shit. If the interviews went great, then what’s the hesitation? Give Joe Girardi a call and offer him the job. #DoTheDeal. Let’s get on with it already.

If the Mets are gonna drag their feet, then the Phillies need to slide in there and lock him up.

Crossing Broadcast: The Cowboys Game, Sixers Preview, Girardi the Favorite

Russ Joy - October 22, 2019

This episode of Crossing Broadcast first aired on Monday, October 21 on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

Russ, Kevin, Bob, and Anthony break down the Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys, the anonymous sources and subsequent fallout, preview the Sixers’ season expectations, and react to Joe Girardi being named the favorite to take over as Phillies manager.

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Report: Joe Girardi “Favorite” For the Phillies Job

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

The Eagles stink.

Let’s get it back to the Phillies.

Joe Girardi reportedly interviewed again with the Phils today, according to Jim Salisbury at NBC Sports Philadelphia:

On Monday, the club will host Joe Girardi at Citizens Bank Park in a second interview for the team’s open manager’s job.

Girardi met with team officials last Monday in the New York metropolitan area. He is the third candidate to receive a second interview for the position. Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter visited Philadelphia for second interviews on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

David Kaplan, of ESPN 1000 in Chicago went as far to call Girardi the “clear favorite” for the gig:

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With Klentak and MacPhail the Phillies future looks an awful lot like its past

Coggin Toboggan - October 18, 2019

Two weeks ago I wrote about the IMPROBABLE scenario of Gabe Kapler being relieved of his managerial duties, while Phillies GM Matt Klentak and team President Andy MacPhail were allowed to remain in power. It would’ve be madness to pull the plug on the man handpicked by both Klentak and MacPhail and then allow the two to choose his replacement, while expecting it to work out.

Reason stood if Kapler went, he should have been followed by his two biggest fans, tarred and feathered with the shredding of millions of analytic-based spreadsheets that showed empirical evidence that the Phillies have been abject failures since 2011.

But now Kapler is gone. Klentak and MacPhail are picking his replacement. Both still have their jobs.

John Middleton made sure the insane asylum continued to be open for business, and, baby, business-is-a-boomin’ in South Philadelphia.

In the immortal words of George Costanza: “You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts.”

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Phillies Interviewed Dusty Baker a Second Time, Showalter Scheduled for Today, Girardi Monday

Russ Joy - October 18, 2019

The Phillies really want us to hate them, don’t they? As an admittedly fallen-away Phillies fan, I asked Bob and Anthony on Crossing Broadcast whether the names Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter, and Joe Girardi might’ve been  a diversion, an elaborate bait-and-switch of sorts, while John Middleton scoured major league coaching staffs for a young bench coach or a minor league manager. They sighed and delivered a deadpan, “No.” And so it should come as no shock that the Phillies have already initiated Round 2 of “Which retread will restore our mediocre team to slightly-above mediocrity 2020”.

That’s because -following a previous report from the Inquirer’s Matt Breen– Todd Zolecki dropped a bit of a managerial search bombshell on Thursday evening:

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Inquirer: Phillies “Could Have a Manager by Next Week”

Kevin Kinkead - October 17, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Phillies, who reportedly interviewed Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and Joe Girardi this week.

What’s next?

Apparently another round of interviews, according to the Inquirer’s Matt Breen, who writes the following in his Thursday newsletter:

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