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Tracking Jonathan Papelbon’s Velocity

So far this season the main narrative surrounding Jonathan Papelbon,  particularly after his 4/2 blown save against Texas in which he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while recording only one out, has been his declining velocity. It’s been well-documented that, since 2011, Papelbon’s average fastball velocity has dropped from 95.7MPH … Read more

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Jabari Parker makes ‘The Declaration’

Jabari pulled a Lebron James “The Decision”. He ‘preformed’ in a sit down interview with Sports Illustrated on Wednesday night, just less than two weeks before the deadline for prospects to declare. Parker was technically 11 days early in terms of making his call but for basketball fans he was about 11 days late, at … Read more

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Flyers earn first victory at MSG in 3 years and tie series 1-1

On Friday most people wanted Steve Mason in goal in game 2 and Jason Akeson out of the lineup. Neither of those things happened as Mason has still not recovered from his injury, and coach Craig Berube left Akeson in the lineup even though he took a 4 minute penalty in Game 1. During the … Read more

Annoyed Union draw 0-0 with Houston

The Union finished off a stretch of three games in eight days with a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo today at PPL Park. Philadelphia went 0-1-2 in the three games. The Union controlled the play in second half today but were unable to score a goal, even though they played the final 10 minutes … Read more

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Touch ‘Em All; The Weekly Recap

It’s the weekend, friends. Kick back, relax, dye some Easter eggs, and catch up on the weekly recap of fantasy baseball news.   Arizona Diamondbacks: Miguel Montero has started slowly, but is slowly shaping up and getting back to form. He’s now up to a .250 average, four runs, two homers, and nine RBIs. Over … Read more

Jimmy Rollins’ Pleasant Start

After a 2013 season in which he posted a career-worst .295 wOBA, many fans had written off Jimmy Rollins. This offseason, Rollins was the center of numerous sports hot takes–should he be a better leader, should he lose playing time to the likes of Freddy Galvis, why the hell doesn’t he hustle?–but none of the … Read more

Rangers draw first blood in series with Flyers

The NHL playoffs are a series of games not just one game or one moment in one game.  That one moment that happened last night when Jason Akeson took a 3rd period high sticking double minor should not eliminate the Flyers from the playoffs. The Flyers lost Game 1 of their 1st round playoff series … Read more

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Flyers begin playoffs tonight in New York

The Flyers begin the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden.  The ‘Garden’ has been a house of horrors lately for the Flyers.  They lost both games played there this season and have lost 8 straight games there dating back to 2011. ‘We’ve got to go into Madison … Read more

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Voracek, Hartnell Dye Their Beards Black

Some startling news coming out of Flyers practice today: forwards Jakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell, members of the Ginger Genocide Line, have dyed their beards black. Hartnell’s is seen above, and Voracek’s is below.   Let’s hope the beards bring them some playoff magic. Maybe Hartnell’s center of gravity will be changed so there are … Read more

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Union lose to Red Bulls 2-1

Madison Square Garden is not the only house of horrors for a Philly team in New York.  The Union continued to struggle in Red Bull Arena, losing 2-1 Wednesday night to the New York Red Bulls.  Philadelphia is now 0-6-1 all time at Red Bull Arena. ‘It’s frustrating,’ Union center back Amobi Okugo said. ‘Last … Read more