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Q & A With Phillies Blog "That Ball's Outta Here"

We were contacted by Phillies blog "That Ball's Outta Here" to do a Q&A, and you can read our answers to the Cubs questions over at their site. Ethan was kind enough to answer a few questions of our own about the Phillies 1. What can the Phillies do to improve their offense? Watching a […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (6-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-10)

The Cubs finally got their first series win of the year! Things are looking up….except that they just barely avoid having the worst record in the NL (mostly due to opportunity – the Padres are 6-14). It already feels like forever since the last Cubs game. The series was the Cardinals was a nice reminder […]

Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (90-72) vs Philadelphia Phillies (102-60)

St. Louis squeaked its way into the playoffs thanks to a late-season collapse by the Braves. Again, I find it crazy that there are 2 NL Central teams in the playoffs. Team Overviews Team stats, with NL rank in parentheses Cardinals Phillies wOBA .332 (1st) .316 (6th) UBR 4.0 (5th) -5.7 (14th) UZR -29.8 (15th) […]

Braves Q&A

Back when we were doing the advertising blitz for this site my Braves fan cousin offered to talk about the Braves for a bit when the Cubs eventually played them. He took time from selling all of his shit to move from Atlanta to Hawaii (the lucky bastard) to answer a few questions about the […]

OV Pic of the Day: Dempster Doesn’t Have a Good Poker Face

So, I’ve been at work and wasn’t able to pay much attention to the rubber game against the Phillies today.  With Ryan Dempster going up against rookie starter, Vance Worley, you had to figure the Cubs had as good a shot as they could expect to take the series from the best team in the […]

OV Pic of the Day: Are We Having Fun Yet?

The Cubs lost to the Phillies 4-2 after blowing a 2-0 lead and another outstanding  pitching performance by Matt Garza.  After the game, Garza said he is still having fun: “It’s baseball,” Garza said. “If it was a given, it wouldn’t be that fun, would it?” (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / July 19, 2011) It […]

OV Pic of the Day: Halladay Beat by Cubs (or Heat?)

As far as I can tell, the heat opened up a parallel universe where Roy Halladay is mediocre and Rodrigo Lopez is awesome.  Or something.  The heat definitely played a role as Halladay was forced from the game in the 5th inning after already allowing three runs on seven hits… or so the Phillies would […]

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies (59-35) at Whitney Young Dolphins (38-58)

Technically, the Phillies have the best record in MLB. And technically, the Cubs have the second worst. So technically, the Phillies should slaughter the Cubs. But on artistic merit, the Cubs have a clear advantage and should dominate the series. Paul McCartney is playing Wrigley at the end of the month, so I really don’t […]

Series Preview: Iowa Cubs (24-36) at Philadelphia Phillies (37-25)

It’s too bad the Cubs didn’t lose last night, because this series could have easily pushed the losing streak to thirteen. Of course, despite that we’ll probably see the Cubs win the series by beating both Halladay and Lee and suddenly think they’re contenders, trading Brett Jackson and Trey Mcnutt in a three-team deal to […]

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