ERIC: Shown in the photo with me is my friend David Raymond, who wrote the foreword to You Stink!. Unless you’re either a long-time, die-hard Phillies fan, or a die-hard fan of the University of Delaware’s football program, the likelihood is that you don’t know who Dave is. Dave’s alter ego is the Phillie Phanatic. … Continue reading
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Everyone had a great time at the book signing event at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA this past weekend (12/1/12). In addition to hanging out with legendary N.L. pitcher and broadcaster Steve Blass, we also had the pleasure of signing books for some great folks including Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly. Check out … Continue reading
ERIC: 2012 was the 126th season as a major league team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. And, despite have a record of 67-54 on August 19, the Buccos collapsed, finishing 79-83. Their collapse was THE worst ever recorded in the long history of Major League Baseball. This means that 2012 was the 20th consecutive losing season … Continue reading
ERIC: On Thursday, September 20, 2012, the New York Mets found You Stink! immortality. And we salute them for it. In a game with the Phillies, the Mets lost 16-1. It was the second-worst defeat that the Mets have suffered in their 51 seasons, but that’s only one of the lowlights of this game for … Continue reading
ERIC: The Houston Astros are playing their final season as a member of the National League. Beginning next year, so that there are 15 teams in each league, the Astros will move to the American League’s Western Division, which presently has only four teams. This should make for an interesting natural rivalry with the in-state … Continue reading
ERIC: Every year about this time, those of us who reside in Phillie Nation are forced to remember the single most painful memory of a franchise that dates back to 1883. Every fall, the Ghost of 1964 rears his ugly head. He’s not welcome in the home of any Phillies fan, but he appears anyway, … Continue reading
ERIC: The Cleveland Indians had a good start to the 2012 season. They have a young team, but they also have some talented players. Fans had high hopes coming into the season this year; the 2011 edition finished the season with an 80-82 record, and seemed to be coming on. On July 31 of this … Continue reading