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  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,782
    Has anyone purchased a subscription to The Athletic? 
    Yes. 100% worth the price of admission.
    Did you get one of the 50% off deals?  It's only at 25% now.  I pay for so much stuff...NY Times, New Yorker, Golfer's Journal, it's tough to add something else to the list, but every good baseball writer is there.  Gelb, Chad Jennings, Carig....

    I'll probably pull the trigger but so much content out there to pay for these days.


    I got some discount when they first started. Don't think it was 50% though.

    I think it's worth it. I rarely ever go anywhere else for local sports coverage anymore. Their national stuff is pretty good too and they keep on bringing in new, established talent.

    Long form and analysis. And the website is just so fucking clean compared to anything else. No pop ups or videos that start playing right away. No adds (obviously).


    The only (minor-very minor) grip I have is sometimes the game recaps are not up in a timely matter. Like sometimes it's not till after 8am. They have gotten better at that over the last couple months though.

    Other thing is the comment section is not the cesspool that is other website's comment sections. A lot of the comments are insightful and the writers respond on a fairly regular basis. It's a pretty good dialogue.

    I've been debating to get the Athletic or not. Thanks for that info. 
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    Happy 40th birthday Phillie Phanatic!
    Image result for phillie phanatic birthday

    Also Arrieta vs Grienke tonight.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641
    Altherr starting to hit the ball. That was crushed 
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 10,116
    Altherr starting to hit the ball. That was crushed 

    He's definitely been looking comfortable at the plate lately.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641
    The Phillies (15-8) are team of extremes. They are second in the majors with an 11.6 percent walk rate. They rank third with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,219
    The Phillies (15-8) are team of extremes. They are second in the majors with an 11.6 percent walk rate. They rank third with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate.
    Are you making the most of your Athletic subscription?
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641
    The Phillies (15-8) are team of extremes. They are second in the majors with an 11.6 percent walk rate. They rank third with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate.
    Are you making the most of your Athletic subscription?



    ....a tip of the cap to Matt Gelb (and Veronica Corningstone)...

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,805
    Good start today
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
    ....but so do the Phillies tv announcers.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,219
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
    ....but so do the Phillies tv announcers.
    I hate saying this, but I have......gotten used to......... McCarthy.....
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,032
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
    ....but so do the Phillies tv announcers.
    the weird thing is i think McCarthy is really good on college basketball. I guess because less down time and he doesn't have time to yuck it up like he does on the Phils games. If he would learn to stop with the annoying giggles he might be good on baseball.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
    ....but so do the Phillies tv announcers.
    I hate saying this, but I have......gotten used to......... McCarthy.....
    actually so have i
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,473
    Cape May this weekend. Never been. Pretty excited
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641

    Cape May this weekend. Never been. Pretty excited

    Check out The Lobster House
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,219
    edited April 2018
    Cape May this weekend. Never been. Pretty excited
    I have gradually made it my favorite spot down the shore - it's not in Capy May "proper" but check out The Red Store for breakfast/brunch. 

    Also, Mad Batter for breakfast, and The Blue Pig in Congress Hall. 

    And of course stop at Cape May Brewing, and Cold Spring Brewing.

    I'm moving my boat to the inlet between CM and the Crest.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,473
    Thanks, fellas.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    tied for first place (maybe sole possession of first of the Mets lose)
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    wow what a catch by Herrera!
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    oh good we get the Marlins next (should at least win 2 of these games with Arietta pitching tonight and Nola on Wednesday).
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,641
    Poop
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,473
    Are they fucking serious with this promotion of this Fleetwood Mac concert a year from now?  Is Stevie Nicks even going to be alive then?  Am I even going to be alive then?
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    oh good we get the Marlins next (should at least win 2 of these games with Arietta pitching tonight and Nola on Wednesday).
    how about one win?  :confounded:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,710
    Well I would say Nola would be the front runner for the Cy Young if Max Scherzer wasn't in the NL.

    Not sure if anyone saw The Goldbergs last night but Barry had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Phillies game.  It was pretty funny.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,550
    Are they fucking serious with this promotion of this Fleetwood Mac concert a year from now?  Is Stevie Nicks even going to be alive then?  Am I even going to be alive then?

    I hope so, for you.

    stevie nicks? meh.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Philly I & II, 16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,550

    Well I would say Nola would be the front runner for the Cy Young if Max Scherzer wasn't in the NL.

    Not sure if anyone saw The Goldbergs last night but Barry had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Phillies game.  It was pretty funny.

    barry bonds? :confused:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,780
    The Phillies (15-8) are team of extremes. They are second in the majors with an 11.6 percent walk rate. They rank third with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate.
    the stat youre missing is that they suck at baseball
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,780
    JK_Livin said:
    Good start today
    well...  :wink:

    powder blue jerseys are nice.  Whoever is announcing the games on facebook/MLB live sucks.
    ....but so do the Phillies tv announcers.
    I hate saying this, but I have......gotten used to......... McCarthy.....
    accepting the suck is not acceptable.  you sound like a pearl jam fan
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,780
    edited May 2018
    Are they fucking serious with this promotion of this Fleetwood Mac concert a year from now?  Is Stevie Nicks even going to be alive then?  Am I even going to be alive then?
    This is what the Phillies do -- awful promos because they're an awful franchise. 
    Bunch of no talent ass hats promoting crappy bands and banking on nostalgia to get people to go watch Ryhs Hoskins try to catch pop flies he can't get to because he's playing out of position because he's being blocked by a past his prime first baseman who got way too much money (sound familiar???) and can't hit his weight.

    I seriously could run this franchise better than andy macdipshit.  I hope they lose every game until that hot, steaming turd is canned like tuna

    fuck the phillies.  cannot root for stupidity
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,780
    edited May 2018
    Acuna, Albies, Freeman -- those are the kind of guys the Phillies should be developing.  Instead we are left w Mickey Moniak as the first overall pick and the diarrhea pellets from the terrible hamels trade. 

    This franchise is the Dave Matthews of sports -- loved by many, tons of blindly loyal fans -- who are all really guilty of supporting some of the worst shit ever created.


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