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Mets and Carlos Beltran “Mutually Part Ways”

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2020

Carlos Beltran’s Mets tenure is over.

He managed zero games for the team.

Beltran was recently named in Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Houston Astros, and essentially stepped down today from his new post before even getting started:

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Odubel Herrera is Done in Philly

Kevin Kinkead - January 14, 2020

Per the Phils:

This seemed inevitable.

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Gabe Kapler Once Peeled the Skin off His Chicken McNuggets

Kevin Kinkead - January 14, 2020

Gabe Kapler is no longer the Phillies manager, but we get to follow him in San Francisco, where the locals are a little bit more into yoga and spirituality and all of that assorted nonsense, nonsense that a typical hard-working, blue collar Philadelphian would laugh at.

In a recent feature published by San Jose’s Mercury News, Kapler is profiled as the typically diligent and detailed health nut we’ve known him to be. That philosophy is exemplified in a paragraph that made me laugh, a story dating back to Kapler’s days at Moorpark College outside of Los Angeles:

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FOX 29 Does Segment Featuring Houston Astros Trash Can

Kevin Kinkead - January 14, 2020

If you’re a frequent morning news viewer, you know you typically get the weather, traffic, a couple of shootings, maybe a stabbing, and then a fluffy feel-good story. Do that for 15 minutes, then repeat the cycle for two hours until the network takes over.

Good Day Philadelphia producers get points for creativity, however. They have to fill something like four hours in the morning, and today we witnessed a segment touching on the Houston Astros cheating scandal featuring a trash can:

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MLB Punishes Astros for Sign Stealing

Kevin Kinkead - January 13, 2020

If you’re not cheating, your’re not trying.

That’s the first rule.

The second rule is not to get caught cheating, which the Astros failed to do. Here’s their punishment for stealing signs:

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Young Girl Hit By Foul Ball in Houston Has Permanent Brain Damage

Kevin Kinkead - January 8, 2020

You probably remember the summer incident in which a young girl was hit by a foul ball at a Houston baseball game, a line drive that came off the bat of Chicago’s Albert Almora, Jr. Footage captured at the time showed a visibly distraught Almora struggling to regain his composure after watching the ball hit the child, while the incident again brought extending safety netting at MLB ballparks into the national spotlight.

Turns out the girl who was struck back then is still being treated for what her attorney describes as a “permanent” brain injury.

Via The Houston Chronicle:

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Bryce Harper is a Spokesman for Center City Barber Shop

Kevin Kinkead - December 31, 2019

Interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday.

It’s a profile of a new and somewhat upscale barbershop in Center City called “Blind Barber,” which features Bryce Harper as a spokesman.

Writes Michael Klein:

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Here Are Some Details About the Extended Phillies Safety Netting

Kevin Kinkead - December 19, 2019

As you probably know by now, the Phillies are extending the safety netting at Citizens Bank Park for the coming season.

The team sent an email to season ticket holders this week with details of what’s going to change at the ballpark, and that message reads, in part:

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