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Epic. This is far superior to any running commentary post/article that Bill Simmons has ever written. More of these logs, please...
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2011 on Home Run Derby Running Commentary at Crossing Broad
As someone who moved to Philly from Boston in 1995, it took me a while to become a Phillies fan. I didn't really start going to games until 2001. So does that make me a "bandwagon" fan? I mean it's not as though I chose to be raised in Boston (though I was broken hearted over 1993; once in a while, we could pick up 1210 - when it was WOGL-AM - so I could hear Harry, Whitey, and Andy). I think there are some valid points made here, though I don't agree with every single point. I think a lot of people will continue to cling to 2008 because it was the first major league championship for Philadelphia since 1983, so I can see where some people are coming from. And, to be honest, I really didn't follow baseball as much between 1994 and 2000 - it wasn't so much because of the Phillies per se, but it was more because of the strike. Took me a while to forgive MLB for cancelling the Series in 1994. Still, it takes a lot of balls to write this column, so hats off...
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