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Orr At the Shore No More

Kathy Orr, a popular, Philadelphia CBS evening meteorologist, has been let go in a station shakeup that also replaced a news anchor and a sports reporter.  Her summer Thursday broadcasts from the Jersey Shore,  called “Orr At the Shore,” were … Continue reading

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Spit-tooie!

Anyone who tunes into a televised baseball game immediately notices the players constant spitting.  Why?  Basketball players don’t spit.  Soccer players don’t spit.  Football players don’t spit.  Spitting is not a normal part of physical activity. I have a theory, … Continue reading

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Eddie Waitkus Epilogue

When I posted the story of the 1949 shooting of Phillies Whiz Kid Eddie Waitkus here on August 6, 2010, the woman who shot him, Ruth Ann Steinhagen, was thought to be still living.  At the time of the shooting, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Shane, Goodbye Hunter

I have been learning baseball for about three years now under the tutelage of a tolerant friend at the community center.  He is a rabid fan and always speaks of the Phillies as “we.” Just as I thought I had … Continue reading

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Eddie Waitkus

Marion is as attractive as any woman in her mid-70s can be, slim, snow-white hair pulled back with a black ribbon, and always with the pleasant smile and dignified manner of the Wellesley girl she once was.  She swims at … Continue reading

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