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Texts from Mitt

It's official.  The Battle Royale known as the 2012 US Presidential Election will pit the titleholder, Barack Obama, against the challenger, Mitt Romney.  But that presents a problem for Mitt.  He won the primary by being the least bad choice and through blatant pandering to the base.  That probably won't work for the general.  The fact of the matter is, Mitt is looking for ideas and he's looking for them anywhere.  So, why not turn to Obama's last real challenger:
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That's not a terrible idea.  Kind of unfortunate for a Mormon, though.  Hold on a second.  I know!  Maybe man's best friend can help out:
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Uh, nope, not so much. Wait a minute.  I've got it!  Since Florida is important and the Republicans aren't doing so hot with the Latino vote, why not kill two birds with...
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The Phils rewards a good start by Joe Blanton with three runs, including two solo home runs, as they defeat the fish, 3-1.

Behind the three-hit pitching of Joe Blanton, the Phils win their home series with the fish, as they defeat the Marlins, 3-1. The Phils broke up a 0-0 tie in the fourth as Shane Victorino hits a lead-off home run, his first home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils added to their lead four batters later as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, John Mayberry, Jr, hits an RBI single, scoring Hunter Pence, who had earlier doubled, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead. The Marlins got a run back in the fifth as, with a man on second, and with two men out, John Buck hits an RBI single on a ball that Pence was unable to catch, knocking in Omar Infante, who had earlier doubled, cutting the Phils’ lead down to 2-1. The Phils got the run...
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The Phils will conclude their opening series at home with the Marlins tonight.

The Phils (2-3, 3rd) will conclude their opening series at home with the Marlins (2-4, T-4th) with a night game tonight. The game will be played at Citizens Bank Park and is to start at 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound Joe Blanton (0-1, 13.50) who will be making his first start of the 2012 season. Blanton, who in an injury plagued 2011 complied a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.48, as he appeared in just eleven games, eight of which were for starts, pitching in 41.1 innings, striking out 35 batters, while walking 9, is coming off a lost in relief against the Pirates this past Saturday, April 7, as he went two-thirds of an inning, giving up a run on two-hits, in the Phils’ 2-1 ninth-inning lost. Blanton will be out to show that he...
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Flyers, Phillies & Sixers Give Philly a Much Needed Hat Trick

In the last few days, Philadelphia Sports fans have had that empty feeling in their stomachs much like when an airplane takes that unexpected dip.  The Flyers were seen as backing into the playoffs and going against one of the NHL’s hottest and most feared teams.  Series predictions were all leaning towards the western end of  Pennsylvania.

The Sixers who were leading their division for most of the season have hit the skids and fallen back into the Eastern Conference pack just as the playoffs are in site.  Their play at times has seemed uninspired and not on that upward swing that all have hoped for.

The Phillies who came into the 2012 season opener with such high, World Series or Bust, expectations that...

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A Hectic Week For Coaches

It's been a pretty wild week so far for a couple coaches of big time teams. Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen was in hot water as he made some wildly inappropriate comments about Fidel Castro. Meanwhile, the Arkanasas Razorback's college football coach Bobby Petrino dropped his bike and ended up in a huge pile of trouble. First Guillen, who told Time magazine that he loved and respected Fidel Castro, for managing to stay in power so long, while many around him were trying killing him. Guillen admitted later, in his furious round of apologies, that he didn't understand the scope of the terror and pain that Castro had inflicted in his 60 years in power of Cuba. Guillen made a heartfelt apology at a press conference in Miami on Tuesday. He appeared to be speaking from his heart. He was truly sorry, and hadn't understood the gravity of his words. There is a large Cuban population in Florida, where Castro is universally...
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A fourteen-hit attack supports a five-hit effort by team ace Roy Halladay, as the Phils defeated the Marlins, 7-1.

The Phils explodes for seven runs in support of a five-hit effort by their ace Roy Halladay, as they defeated the Marlins, 7-1. The Marlins took the lead in the second as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Josh Johnson hits an RBI ground out, 4-3, knocking in Omar Infante, who had earlier doubled, then moved up to third base on John Buck’s fly out to right, giving the Marlins a 1-0 lead. The Phils tied the game up at one-all in the third as, with a man on second, and with one man out, Juan Pierre, who had earlier singled, then stole second base, would score on Placido Polanco’s RBI infield single to shortstop, after having first been deflected by Johnson, beating the throw to the plate, while Polanco would move up to second base on the throw home. The Phils took the lead one batter later...
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The Phils hope to get back onto the winning track tomorrow night behind their ace Roy Halladay.

The Phils (1-3, 4th) will try to end their three-game losing streak tomorrow night as they face the Marlins (2-3, 3rd) in the second game of their three-game series. The game will be played at Citizens Bank Park, and will start at 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound their ace Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.00) who is coming off an eight inning masterpiece against the Pirates on April 5, as he gave up only two runs and hit two batters, while striking out five, in the Phils’ 1-0 win. He will be trying to secure his second win of the young season, while trying to put an end to the team’s present three-game slide. The Marlins will counter with their ace Josh Johnson (0-1, 4.50) who is coming off a lost against the 2011 World Champions Cardinals on April 4, as he went six innings,...
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