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The Swami's Views From the Cheap Seats

The Other Side of Bud Selig
Posted 1-18-23 (originally published 1/9/03)

Over the past couple of years, no man has taken more abuse in the press than former Milwaukee Brewers' owner and current baseball commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig. A dark cloud seems to follow every decision he makes as commissioner.

The Top 10 Phillies I Thought Would Be Stars!

Posted 4-10-20

Let's be honest, it wouldn't be sports if we didn't have opinions on who is good and start arguments in bars over our favorite players. We all love to brag that we knew Cole Hamels would be a star and that Ryan Howard should have been brought up a year earlier.

The End of An Era

Posted 12-30-19

What do you get when you combine the innocence of youth with the love of baseball cards? For one college student in 1989, it was the perfect storm. It was Ken Griffey Jr.!

The Trade Deadline & The Phillies...

Posted 7-23-18

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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