The Swami's Views From the Cheap Seats

Posted 7-23-18

The Trade Deadline & The Phillies...

The trade deadline is just over a week away and the Phillies missed out on the deadline prize, Manny Machado. Machado, one of the top five players in the game, was a rarity. How often does one of the top players in the game become available at the deadline?.

Is Chase Utley A Worthy Hall of Famer?

Posted 7-16-18

Forgive me in advance for being all over the place with this article as my feelings about the topic are all over the place.


Is Chase Utley a Hall of Famer? It’s a tough question...

The Worst Trade In Phillies History

Posted 7-2-18

At the conclusion of the 1981 playoffs, as the Phillies were eliminated by the Expos, it was clear the dynasty was over. Changes were coming, and the team we had grown to love would be no more....

Pete Rose And The Hypocritical Hall of Fame

Posted 6-3-18 --- Originally published 1-26-04

If every member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, alive or dead, could get together to discuss the Pete Rose situation, it would be an interesting meeting... 

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