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Chris Michael

Franco’s Hot/Cold Month

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RCN or any other agency, organization, employer or company.   When Maikel Franco was climbing up through the Phillies minor league system, I remember talking with the hot, young prospect the day before Opening Day—on a particularly frigid April afternoon. It was Franco’s first spring in the Northeast. As I approached him, our exchange went like: FRANCO: “Man, it’s cold out there. It’s not normally this cold up here in April, is it?” ME: … [Continue Reading ...]

Gary Laubach

High School Wrestling

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RCN or any other agency, organization, employer or company. By Scott Barr, guest blogger High school wrestling, especially in District XI, isn’t “dying” or “broken”. And while it doesn’t have to be “saved” or “fixed”, that doesn’t mean we can’t tweak it a bit.   Frustrating to fans and competitors alike is that some of these are no-brainer changes that would yield huge improvements.  One or two may fall into my list of pet peeves, but since … [Continue Reading ...]

Chris Michael

Superman, Ali & the Eagles

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RCN or any other agency, organization, employer or company.  When I first created the “SportsTalk” program on RCN-TV, I wanted to feature some of the incredible people from the RCN viewing area. Recently, I had the good fortune of interviewing a very special individual on our show. Jack O’Halloran has continued to have a tremendous career, in sports, movies, books, productions and, in many other circles of life. Jack, born in Philadelphia, grew up in … [Continue Reading ...]