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After two rough outings, the less-dominant Roy Halladay takes the mound on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Marlins. Roy Halladay has lost his first two decisions of a season three times during his illustrious career. The good news is he has never lost three games in a row to open a season. Of course, Halladay has never gone through what he has endured this season, either. At a crossroads in his pitching career, Halladay has attempted to compensate throughout the... Continue »
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Despite two straight ugly losses, the Phillies can salvage a split in the four-game series on Thursday afternoon with Cliff Lee on the mound. Charlie Manuel has been challenged to come up with different lineups through the first 23 games of the season. Thursday's game is no different. With center fielder Ben Revere struggling, Manuel gives Ezequiel Carrera a start. Meanwhile, Laynce Nix and Kevin Frandsen also pick up a start to give John Mayberry and Michael Young the day... Continue »
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Ideally there has to be a goal, some sort of endgame. As that goes my plan had always been to run a bunch of marathons and if I was ready for it, the ultra marathon national championships in Boalsburg, Pa. at the end of the October. Hey, when the speed is gone, the endurance prevails. Regardless, I’m not interested in running marathons if I’m not fit. Yeah, I can probably go out tomorrow and hammer out 26.2 miles. It would be slow and I might be out of commission for a couple of days after it, but what would be... Continue »
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I’ve been using Windows Live Writer to create drafts for this blog for several years. The, recently decommissioned, Mesh/Live Mesh sync service to enabled me to blog from my PC or Netbook. When I fired up Windows Live Writer all the post drafts, images and other resources would be identical. SkyDrive, nearly but not quite Mesh Microsoft SkyDrive is the Mesh replacement. It is nicely integrated in Windows 8/Office 13 but it has one (for me) crucial missing feature. Mesh allowed you to sync any folder, anywhere, to any chosen location on the other machine. I could use Mesh to... Continue »