JC Romero = .393 oOBA

Some times the most striking stats are the simplest. Credit Matt Gelb for statistics; Romero has allowed 22 of 56 batters to reach base. Surely Zagurski would be an improvement.

Revisiting Acquiring John Mayberry Jr.

The Phillies entered the 2011 season minus an All-Star right fielder, down a top prospect, and with a lot of question marks after Ryan Howard‘s place in the line-up. An unlikely hero was found Opening Day when John Mayberry Jr., the fourth or possibly fifth outfielder at the time,had a pinch-hit single in the 9th…

Chooch Bobblehead = Thank You Chris

You know you have really good friends when you’re unable to go to a Phillies’s game a year prior and they remind you that they picked you up an extra Carlos Ruiz bobble-head stadium giveaway and give it to you without asking for anything in return. Thanks Chris!

When Pete Orr plays, the Phillies win.

Or maybe not, actually. By winning tonight, the Phillies are 24-12 and likely would not have won without Pete Orr’s two key doubles. The stat that amazes me is that the Phillies are 9-11 when Pete Orr plays and just 15-1 when he doesn’t. ¬†This is obviously due to a number of factors: game is…

Why Mike Lieberthal should be on the Phillies’ Wall of Fame.

I’ve collected baseball cards as long as I can remember. It’s definitely something I picked up from my brother. He used to collect Phillies’ fan favorite Lenny Dykstra, now known more for his problems off the field than for his brief streak of dominance and near-MVP miss on the field and I couldn’t get enough…

Two reasons to give up Halloween.

I love Halloween. The candy, the costumes, the customs. I think one of the reasons I’m so big into Halloween these days is because I never seemed to enjoy it when I was younger. I always picked a costume with a mask, like Batman or the Riddler. The one year, I dressed up in a…