There are few athletes more controversial than Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter was a generational lightening rod. He was a two time war hero, an enemy of the press and the fans, philanthropist, and curmudgeon. He was also one of the best hitters ever. He is the perfect subject for a film, but no Ted Williams revue could come close to touching his life. Such is the PBS documentary American Masters: Ted Williams.
With Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins leading Philadelphia back into a pennant race, indulging in good Phillies baseball has never been this easy. Even during the 2007-11 run, the sheer number of blogs, social media feeds, and podcasts that we have at our disposal today were not available. To narrow down the top baseball podcasts for Phillies fans, different perspectives were considered. Included in this list are local shows from beat writers, national podcasts, and even ones from Hall of Famers from Philly.
More than just a field of dreams, the Phillies ballpark has the food, beer, and entertainment to fill up the summer. Here are 10 things to look forward to at Citizens Bank Park in 2019.
It is not often you buy an album where a sticker underneath the price tag has a snarky comment about the artist, but that is the beauty of record stores and Major League Baseball umpire Joe West's country music. Longtime baseball fans are more than aware of Joe West, an umpire who has been a... Continue Reading →
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IFC’s Brockmire is a blue, irreverent comedy that follows the odyssey of a wayward play-by-play man. The titular character, Jim Brockmire is a washed-up broadcaster who is stuck calling games in the minor leagues. He desperately wants to return to calling Major League games. The problem for Brockmire: he can’t actually return to the big leagues.
Amazon has announced that they are creating a new A League Of Their Own TV series for their Prime streaming service. Not many details have been released, but the show faces tough challenges.
No sport creates stories quite like America’s pastime. The type of action on the diamond and the time between pitches give baseball a unique culture that has engaged fans over three different centuries. There are three baseball documentaries on Netflix that explore vastly different facets of the game.
Summers in the Philadelphia area feature a wealth of rituals that are known throughout the region. The shore, fudgy wudgy, and Fourth of July on the Parkway are just some of the annual rites of the Delaware Valley. Few pastimes in Philadelphia have entertained more summers than baseball. With the exception of the Phillies, no... Continue Reading →