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Cole Hamels Is Going to Get Another Chance for a Ring in Chicago

Philip Keidel - July 26, 2018

Three years and one day to the point in time when Cole Hamels no-hit the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Hamels is headed to Chicago to bolster the Cubs’ rotation just as the pennant race heats up:

Hamels has recently resembled the end-of-career Steve Carlton, suffering a number of nasty beatings at least some of which were likely due to the heat in Arlington, Texas — a place where his crafty style was probably never really going to play anyway:

But as we all know, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics:

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Stay Classy, Wrigley

Kyle Scott - July 20, 2011

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I don't know what the production truck was thinking here. With a seven run lead in the fifth inning, cameras found their way to the bleachers at Wrigley- always a scary place to be on a 100 degree day.

This guy (pictured above) earned a "stay thirsty, my friends" from T-Mac. And then there was this couple…

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Keep going… 

There's no reason why the camera should have been left on them long enough for me to get four screen grabs. None.

Anyway, it's hot in Chicago.

The Cubs Are Stealing Signs!

Kyle Scott - July 18, 2010

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That, or Robert Duvall's Mom up here just secured her spot in the nut house.

H/T to Jayson Werth's Beard (@jwerthsbeard) for the pic.

Kids Wear the Darndest Things

Kyle Scott - July 17, 2010

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No it doesn't. 

Evan Turner Sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Kyle Scott - June 29, 2010

Here is Evan Turner singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game at Wrigley Field… he's a Cubs fan.

Having Muppet voice sing in front of thousands of fans probably wasn't a good idea.

Philly vs. Chicago

Kyle - May 27, 2010

It's hard to believe that two major cities with sports franchises who have been around a really long time, like Philly and Chicago have rarely ever faced each other in the post-season. Here are some of the highlights from over the years:

 

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Steve Van Buren scores only TD in title game (Source: The New York Times)

  

1. Eagles-Cardinals 1948 NFL championship game. This was when the Cardinals were the Chicago Cardinals. And then they pretty much sucked from that point up until 60 years later. Yeah, paybacks were a bitch for the Eagles in 2008 NFC title game. But this day the Eagles brought home their franchise's first title with 7-0 victory, courtesy of Steve Van Buren's 4th Quarter TD run in blizzard-like conditions at Shibe Park.

 

 

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Phillies-Cubs Recap

Kyle - May 21, 2010

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Jimmy Rollins goes yard vs the Cubs (source: NBC Sports)

I attended my first Phillies game of the season phinally vs the Cubs on Thursday afternoon. Here are some random thoughts, anecdotes, and mental notes I took during the game:


– Fan jersey violation of the day: Some guy in a Jon Lieber jersey. Jon Lieber? Wow…he was here for seemingly like a week and a half and spent most of that time on the DL. I'm pretty sure his wife and kids probably didn't even own his Phillies jersey.

– Every time I go to CBP I am still amazed by the energy of the crowds and just how great the stadium is compared to the Vet. It's the best live sports experience in this town in my lifetime.

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Phillies Great Robin Roberts Dies

Kyle Scott - May 6, 2010

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We just learned of the passing of Phillies Hall of Famer, Robin Roberts.

Roberts pitched for the Phillies from 1948-1961.  He was 83 years old.  An interesting stat about Robin, he once pitched in three games in the last five days of the season.  See if that would ever happen today.

Read more about him on his Wikipedia page.