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Hamels shows his talent and grit in no-hitter

Jul 26, 2015

Pitch perfect column by @MikeSielski 'Hamels shows his talent and grit in no-hitter' po.st/Affunc via @phillysport

Jul 26, 2015

RT @MikeSielski: A column on Cole Hamels, Donald Trump, and rollerblading foo-foo boys: po.st/cMfHJX #Phillies

Jul 26, 2015

A column on Cole Hamels, Donald Trump, and rollerblading foo-foo boys: po.st/cMfHJX #Phillies

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Devils' Lamoriello: A role model for Sixers' Hinkie?

philly.com — When it came time to clean out his office at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Lou Lamoriello probably didn't have much work ahead of him. He decorated the place sparsely on purpose - no photos of his family or friends or former coaches and players, not a touchstone from his personal past to be found, nothing to obscure his single-minded focus.
Jul 25, 2015

A column on Lou Lamoriello & Sam Hinkie, who might have more in common than you think: po.st/f1N2P4 #NJDevils #Sixers

Jul 26, 2015

...and one on the connection between Lou Lamoriello and Sam Hinkie: po.st/TkN7Vc #NJDevils #Sixers

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How will Eagles deal with Bradford in the long run?

philly.com — Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015, 3:01 AM The Eagles begin training camp a week from Sunday, so here's a question: How do you solve a problem like Sam Bradford? By acquiring Bradford from the St.
Jul 23, 2015

A column on the #Eagles, Sam Bradford, and a way around the impasse ahead: po.st/4LwcFq

Jul 23, 2015

RT @phillysport: .@MikeSielski asks how will the Eagles deal with Sam Bradford in the long run? bit.ly/1gR3Bx1

Jul 24, 2015

A column on the #Eagles' long-term Sam Bradford problem, and how they can solve it: po.st/Z3TqAQ

Jul 24, 2015

RT @MikeSielski: A column on the #Eagles' long-term Sam Bradford problem, and how they can solve it: po.st/Z3TqAQ

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The Broad View: Nola's Expectations

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1:35 PM Are the expectations too high for Phillies rookie Aaron Nola? On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski and philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald discuss this and the Union's popularity.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @phillysport: On The Broad View, @MikeSielski and @jtannenwald discuss expectations for Aaron Nola and the Union's popularity: bit.ly/1gOEkUk

Nola gives fans, and Phils, a reason to care

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 3:01 AM In Baton Rouge, the place to go when the big game is on is Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar on Burbank Drive, within staggering-home distance of the campus at Louisiana State University, and J.P. Kelly was there Tuesday night.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @phillysport: .@MikeSielski believes that Aaron Nola gives fans, and Phillies, a reason to care: bit.ly/1JwqRr1

Jul 22, 2015

A column on Aaron Nola, who gave two cities something to cheer about Tuesday night: po.st/NW0ipS #Phillies

Jul 22, 2015

Baton Rouge, Abita, and Cole Hamels. Aaron Nola's debut brought them all together in one column: po.st/ymHTop #Phillies

Jul 22, 2015

RT @MikeSielski: Baton Rouge, Abita, and Cole Hamels. Aaron Nola's debut brought them all together in one column: po.st/ymHTop #Phillies

Jul 22, 2015

A column on Aaron Nola and the two cities riveted by his #Phillies debut: po.st/4bKBKK

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Hamels is in a rut; it's up to Phillies to free him

philly.com — The first line drive, off a fat 92-m.p.h. fastball that was Cole Hamels' fourth pitch Sunday, soared over Domonic Brown's head in right field, a long single for Ichiro Suzuki. The second line drive, by Cole Gillespie, nearly split the left-center-field gap.
Jul 19, 2015

RT @phillysport: Cole Hamels is in a rut, and it's up to the Phillies to free him, writes @MikeSielski bit.ly/1fgYt4g

Jul 19, 2015

Here's a column about Cole Hamels. He's looking for something, and only the #Phillies can give it to him: po.st/vM5tcN

Jul 19, 2015

The Hamels-sux factor in the feedback to this, po.st/vM5tcN, is high. Lots of young fans, I suspect, spoiled by '08. #Phillies

Jul 19, 2015

RT @MikeSielski: Here's a column about Cole Hamels. He's looking for something, and only the #Phillies can give it to him: po.st/vM5tcN

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How Carlton '72 shows how bad Phillies '15 are

philly.com — The fly ball left Joe Torre's bat and landed in Willie Montanez's glove in Busch Stadium's center field. By then, the astonishing had become routine. This was Aug. 5, 1972, and Montanez's catch completed a 5-0 victory for the Phillies, in a tidy 108 minutes, over the St.
Jul 16, 2015

A column on a fun question: What if 1972's Steve Carlton pitched for 2015's #Phillies? po.st/8dQFW5

Jul 16, 2015

A column on how a brilliant season of starting pitching shows how lousy this year's #Phillies really are: po.st/YHyT7Y

Jul 17, 2015

Here's how bad this year's #Phillies are: They'd drag down the 1972 incarnation of Steve Carlton: po.st/9Ti4jz

Jul 17, 2015

RT @phillysport: .@MikeSielski remembers another bad Phillies team who at least had Steve Carlton to keep them interesting: bit.ly/1J4kXSb

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The Broad View: Chase Utley should retire

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:54 PM Chase Utley is batting .179 at the All-Star break. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski and the Daily News' Les Bowen debate whether he should call it quits on a brilliant career.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @phillysport: On today's The Broad View, @MikeSielski and @LesBowen debate whether Chase Utley should retire: bit.ly/1J1cpvl

Jul 15, 2015

RT @phillysport: On today's The Broad View, @MikeSielski and @LesBowen debate whether Chase Utley should retire: bit.ly/1J1cpvl

Jul 16, 2015

RT @donblount: @LesBowen watched the broad view. philly.com/philly/blogs/s… you don't look a day over 107 despite what @MikeSielski says

Here's why Hinkie's plan for 76ers could work

philly.com — So the other day a sportswriter asked me when I went on Sam Hinkie's payroll. The question came after everyone learned that Joel Embiid would miss another season because of his injured right foot, and it was both revealing and cutting.
Jul 14, 2015

A column on columns on Sam Hinkie's plan (very meta): po.st/1STjQW #Sixers

Jul 14, 2015

"So the other day a sportswriter asked me when I went on Sam Hinkie's payroll." philly.com/philly/sports/… #Sixers

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How will another year off the court affect Embiid?

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:01 AM Once the news came down like a hammer early Saturday afternoon - a second surgery, likely a second lost season, and maybe a lost career for 76ers center Joel Embiid - the only thing to do was to start making phone calls.
Jul 11, 2015

RT @phillysport: .@MikeSielski asks how will another year off the court affect Joel Embiid? bit.ly/1eRrx24

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Jul 27, 2015

RT @Jeff_McLane: Underneath the records and steely front, there's a fire the ignites DeMarco Murray. My story on the new #Eagles RB: philly.com/philly/hp/news…

Jul 27, 2015

"I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling message-board posters." #Eagles #ScoobyMcCoy twitter.com/JimmyKempski/s…

Jul 27, 2015

The #Phillies should exorcise the demons of 1964 by pitching only Hamels and Nola until they clinch the NL East. My column:

Jul 26, 2015

@kitty_ricketts I didn't say they did. But they are out there, and there are a lot of them.

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