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Notes from the Championship Parade

By now everyone has seen the amazing footage of the Phillies’ championship parade through streets filled with what some estimates have put at over two million people, so I’m not going to spend time rehashing what other journalists have already

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World Champions!!!

Curse, schmurse! The Phillies were not going to be denied tonight. Every time the Rays tied it, the Phils grabbed the lead right back, and fittingly, Lidge clinched the championship with a strikeout. Then the fireworks started, the champagne flowed,

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Phils Foiled by Mother Nature

Well, we’ll have to put that parade on hold for at least another day, as tonight’s game was suspended due to rain. Contrary to what the broadcasters were blabbering about (more on them later), this blustery rain delay has clearly

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Phils Bats Spring to Life as they Clobber the Rays, 10-2

Is this really happening? Are the Phillies really just one win away from a championship? Are they really just 27 outs from breaking the curse of William Penn and releasing this city from 25 years of championship futility? As Philly

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Two down…

The Phillies managed to scratch out a last minute victory doing what they failed to do most of the season: playing a little small ball. Great baserunning by Bruntlett (for once I was glad that Burrell wasn’t still in the

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It’s a Series, Phils Fall, 4-2

The story of Game 2 was stranded runners. The Phillies got away with it last night with Hamels dominating, but not tonight. This was a very winnable game as Myers did not pitch badly (three earned runs over seven innings

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Good First Win

Three to go, as the Phillies took Game 1, 3-2. I was getting nervous with all the runners the Phils were stranding, but the pitching from Hamels, Madson, and Lidge was phenomenal, as was the defense with a couple of

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World Series, Baby!

I have to admit that of all the Philly teams with the potential to win a championship, I would have placed the Phillies third behind the Flyers and Eagles. That was prior to the season, before we saw how good

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Phillies Climb ‘Stairs’ to Victory

I know, I know, horrible pun, but I couldn’t resist. The Fightins are now one win away from the world series after tonight’s gut-check come from behind victory. They trailed by two and were down to their last five outs,

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sweep…

The Phillies fell in Game 3 thanks in part to a listless performance from the offense, which pretty much went to sleep after the Phils found themselves in a 6-1 hole. Kuroda certainly had a lot to do with it,

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Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Sour Lake, one of the few fairly calm (as in gently simmering rather than overtly boiling) bodies of water in the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. #sourlake #landscapes #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 There is still some beauty to be found amid the unforgiving landscape of the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. Featured here is a butterfly (lower right) and a bee (upper left). . #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark #insects #butterfly #bee #flowers
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 A hot spring in the Mud Volcano Area of Yellowstone featuring some fiercely boiling water. Definitely not a pool you'd want to take a swim in. #hotsprings #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A squirrel I encountered during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. He seemed annoyed that I interrupted his afternoon meal--you can see pieces of food hanging on his body. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird winding its way through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird soaring through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 I encountered this bird during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: North Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 An elk I encountered along the Bridle Path on my way back to the lodge from hiking the Transept Trail. She had no fear of humans, probably would have let me walk right up to her, but I kept a respectful distance. Her children hung back across the street and rejoined her after I moved on. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #elk #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Zion National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A philosopher pondering the larger questions in life. Shot on the Riverside Walk trail. #americansouthwest #animals #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #utah #wildlife #zion
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon: "Are you talkin' to me?" (shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail) #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk in his three-point stance and ready for some football, on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Lone bison walking in Lamar Valley. #animals #bison #buffalo #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #wildlife #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 On my first day in Yellowstone National Park I detoured to Lamar Valley before checking in to my hotel. Lamar Valley is supposed to be another prime wildlife viewing area, but in my case it proved to be less fruitful than Hayden Valley. Nevertheless, I did see a couple of bison herds here, including this one in a clearing beneath a large hill. #animals #bison #buffalo #landscapes #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #wildlife #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Yellowstone Lake: West Thumb #lakes #landscapes #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #yellowstonelake #YellowstoneNationalPark
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