Archive for the ‘Philadelphia Phillies’ Category

Wilson Valdez, 1-0

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

This was originally going to be a rant about how the Cubs' terrible pitching managed to get even more terrible on Wednesday night. And then Wilson Valdez and the Phillies came to our collective rescue. With the Phils and Reds locked in an epic 6 hour, 11-minute extra-inning battle (aka 15 minutes ...

An Ode to Robin Roberts

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

It is a truly sad day in Philadelphia. No, not because the Flyers are down 3-0 in their series against Boston. And not because some other idiot ran onto the field at a Phillies game and got tasered. That would just be funny. It's because former Phillie standout and Hall of Fame ...

Rumors and Rants Predictions: Who Ya Got in the World Series?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Let it be noted in this space that we here at Rumors and Rants aspire to bring you, well, we don't really aspire to bring you anything other than some random posts a few times a day that may or may not be entertaining. But when there is something upon us ...

Let the Games Begin: The World Series Entertainment Battle Rages

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The baseball season is onto its final series of the 2009 season -- what many of us hope will be a seven-game epic between two East Coast teams everyone is ready to slobber over. But seriously, let's not talk about the Phillies and the Yankees. There are more important things to ...

A Fun Little Comparison: Raul Ibanez vs. Milton Bradley

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Cubs fans will remember this very well: All the offseason talk about how the Cubs, who led the National League in runs last year en route to a division title, needed to add a left-handed power bat to balance an overly right-handed lineup. Manager Lou Piniella was very, very adamant about ...

The Year of The Loser

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Way back in '08, we here at Rumors and Rants proclaimed it the Greatest Year in Sports History. I know what you are thinking -- big deal. So did Sports Illustrated and ESPN and everyone else who makes widespread proclamations. Only we made the call in July. Basically, when something's up, ...

Yo, Pass That Brunt This Way

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

For the sake of this post’s sake, I’m going to take us back seven years ago. I was a freshman at the university made famous by flying chairs and shit-filled lockers. One of the kids I met the first few days of school was from Lafayette, Ind. (otherwise known as God’s Unwashed ...

When This World Series Ended, Did Anyone Notice?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

It's not just the two teams involved. Although, let's be honest, nobody outside Philadelphia cares about the Phillies (we're pretty sure Phillies fans don't give a damn about that) and, despite the underdog appeal, literally nobody this side of Dick Vitale is really invested in the Rays (that'll soon change, ...