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May
14
2013
Posted by at 6:05 pm ET 5 Comments

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May
14
2013
Posted by at 1:44 pm ET 3 Comments

From the Vault:

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Today’s item is a copy of Phillies Today from 1991. I’m a program junkie. Here’s something to do: collect a program from every sporting event you attend, and don’t bother reading them. You’re here right now, so you know about the internet, and you probably know most of the stuff contained within your average program. Don’t bother reading those programs, but put them someplace safe, dry and out of extreme temperatures.

Wait 20 years. I’ll wait with you. Read more »

May
14
2013
Posted by at 12:00 pm ET 1 Comment

I posted yesterday, because I’m an idiot (thank you very much), some possibly-altered photos of Phillies star closer bro Jonathan Papelbon. Being the good foot soldiers that you are, Fightins fans immediately started sending in their own submissions. Here are some of the better ones. Keep it up!

Becca’s King Papelbon the LOLth:

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Jeff getting all patriotic:

papspatriot

May
14
2013
Posted by at 10:30 am ET 4 Comments

Yeah, yeah, yeah everyone knows Ben Revere hasn’t exactly been knockin’ the cover off the ball this year.

He’s got a slash line of .237/.286/.263, an OPS of .548 and an OPS+ of 50 (cool stats). Also, maybe you know he’s got no (0) dingers ever in his MLB career. He’s gone 1,193 consecutive plate appearances without hitting a baseball over a wall in fair territory. For the love of god the guy even runs a million miles an hour and hasn’t even gotten an inside-the-parker (to be fair, though, even the fastest person in the universe can’t go from home to home without hitting the ball past the infield dirt).

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But hey, let’s not go too hard him! He may not have hit a home run before, but he has accomplished other physical feats! Plenty of ‘em!  Read more »

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May
14
2013
Posted by at 9:59 am ET 1 Comment

Conference (Chris Widger, Salomon Manriquez, Keith Weiser)

MAY 13 - The Sugar Land Skeeters (21-3) completed the sweep against the hapless Riversharks (7-17) last night, who were overmatched and outscored 37-7 during the four game series. Keith Weiser took the loss, going 7 and giving up 4 earned, but the offense and the bullpen weren’t able to hold up their end of the bargain. The bats scattered 7 hits but only managed to drive in Paddy Matera in the bottom of the fourth. By the time Camden had their final chance, the bullpen had allowed the Skeeters to double up on their score. The ‘Sharks will wrap up their homestand with a 3 game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers that starts tonight. They will play a morning game on Thursday. Buy tickets here.  Read more »

May
13
2013
Posted by at 8:00 pm ET 5 Comments

bigpiece-what

I never know what I’m getting with Howard anymore.
Yesterday was a perfect example.

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May
13
2013
Posted by at 5:30 pm ET Comments Off

In a vain but likely inadequate response to MisterTug’s Papelbunny, ZWR today struck with two absurd photoshops of Jonathan Papelbon in two disparate yet visually iconic time periods:

papelboombox pap_whaler

If you would like to Photoshop Jonathan Papelbon into other time periods, click here to obtain the original photo, doctor that puppy up, and then email it to the FightinsTips at Gmail dot com email address on the top right of this here website. Submissions will be evaluated and judged accordingly, but not necessarily posted.

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May
13
2013
Posted by at 4:08 pm ET 4 Comments
Pete Rose Iron On Mike Schmidt Iron On

It’s an off-day for the Phillies, but instead of letting that drag me down, I take it as an opportunity to go digging in the vault, my disorganized stack of boxes and bags filled with delightful baseball things.

As I’ve mentioned previously, my father-in-law, J.R., has been a major contributor to my hobby/compulsion. The last pile of newspaper clippings he brought over was very Mike Schmidt- and Pete Rose-heavy, being Inquirers and Daily Newses from the early 1980s. Read more »

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