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Book Review: The 33-Year-Old Rookie By Chris Coste

Since news is some what slow during the offseason, I thought I would start something new and do a review on different baseball books at least once a month.   716 more words

Independent Ball

The Tales Of Two Career Minor League Players: the Phillies Pete Lavin and The Braves Derrick Mitchell

Yesterday was a rewarding day for those us who follow minor league baseball.  We saw in person and watched on MilB-TV some fascinating baseball.  First, we were at Dunedin’s  Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and watched the woebegone Clearwater Threshers play one of their best games of the season as they nipped the best team in the Florida State League, the Dunedin Blue Jays, 2-1. 603 more words

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Book Review: The 33-Year-Old Rookie By Chris Coste

If you follow the Phillies, then you know the story of Chris Coste. He spent many, many years trying to get to the major leagues, bouncing from the independent leagues to the minor leagues and then finally to the Phillies in 2006. 683 more words

2006 Topps Factory Set Rookie Bonus

Set Type: Insert
Card dimensions:
2½” x 3½”
Additional Information: Cards were issued as a “bonus” in complete factory sets issued by Topps. Coste, the only Phillie in the set, was only available, along with all the other cards numbered 11-20, in the holiday factory sets. 25 more words

Phillies Database Project

The Overall Athlete

The decathlon is the track’s athletic ultimate test. Unlike single event athletes, a decathlete must demonstrate proficiency in ten separate events. While these competitors cannot out-throw a shot-putter, out-dash the 100 meter champions, or out-jump the world’s greatest high jumpers, these men (and women in their seven-event heptathlon) are celebrated as the definitive well-rounded athletes in track and field. 354 more words


The Sad Joke That Is the "Rookie Card Logo"

Featured Cards: 2006 Bowman Heritage #225, Cole Hamels; 2002 Bowman Heritage #330, Michael Floyd; 2005 Topps Cracker Jack #209, Chris Roberson; 2006 Upper Deck #958, Chris Roberson; 2006 Topps 1952 Rookies #203, Chris Coste; 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights Chrome Rookie Refractors #CHR18, John Mayberry, Jr.; 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP199, Domonic Brown; 2010 Bowman Platinum #6, Domonic Brown; 2011 Finest #67, Domonic Brown; 2011 Gypsy Queen #336, Domonic Brown; 2010 Bowman Draft Picks #BDP28, Vance Worley; 2011 Topps Heritage #249, Vance Worley; … 1,526 more words

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Things I Forgot About the 2008 Phillies: Chris Coste Walk Off

The picture above is after Chris Coste hit a walk-off single to end a 13 inning marathon between the Phillies and Mets that put the Phillies ahead in the NL East. 101 more words