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Feb 16th 2011 9:56AM I totally agree. Ryan Howard is a strikeout machine, and he'd be right back home in St. Louis. However, the last time the Phillies lost a key player to the Cardinals, that player (Scott Rolen) became hated in Philly.
Jan 30th 2011 12:57AM To the poster who said that Hershey, PA is a great destination, you are sadly mistaken. There is a small phony "factory tour", which is nothing more than a small ride through a fantasy land (which is actually 2 miles from the factory) that is nothing like touring the actual factory, which I did as a kid. I should know - I live 9 miles from the Hershey chocolate factory. All Hershey has going for it is a great hospital complex run by Penn State University, a great private school started by Milton S. Hershey, several non-chocolate museums (including two devoted to antique cars and buses) and an amusement park, which is operated by the same non-profit (that's a joke!) organization that operates the chocolate factory. That same trust closed the West Hershey plant, sending 1,500 jobs to a new factory in Monterrey, Mexico, and they also sent 1,500 Canadian jobs there as well, and cut another 250 jobs in Reading, PA.
Jan 13th 2011 9:39AM There's a Walmart just over the line from Brattleboro, VT in Hinsdale, NH.
Jan 4th 2011 2:15AM You can go a lot faster than 20 mph through an E-ZPass lane. On the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Mid-County interchange (#20), you can leave the turnpike to go south on I-476 (locally called the "Blue Route"), and you can go through the express E-ZPass lanes with a 55 mph speed limit.
Coming the other way, you can legally go through those lanes at 45 mph, and you can also go through the E-ZPass express lane on the PA connector to the New Jersey Turnpike at 45 mph.
However, the regular E-ZPass lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are posted at only 5 mph, while their NJ counterparts are posted at 15 mph.
Nov 15th 2010 9:55PM I've only owned one Jeep. I have a '92 XJ Cherokee that just passed 300,000 miles, and so far, it's really been reliable (I've put 90K on it in the nearly 5 years that I have owned it), and it has been one of the best cars I've ever owned. If Chrysler would only bring back the XJ Cherokee WITH the 4.0 inline six, I'd be in the dealership in a heartbeat.
Nov 15th 2010 9:29PM C'mon - this has been going on for decades. Most television shows up until the 1960s had obvious plugs built into the plot, even for cigarettes! Bewitched had Chevrolets in the driveway (literally every other episode was sponsored by Chevy for the first 5 years or so) and breakfast was a thinly disguised Quaker Oats commercial.
Nov 11th 2010 6:12PM I posted a similar comment to yours before seeing your comment. Yes, it hasn't been the same in Phillies Nation since Harry Kalas (and Kalas' best friend, "His Whiteness", Richie Ashburn) passed away, and I hope those in Mariners Nation will find solace in that.
Nov 11th 2010 6:09PM As someone who still mourns the loss of the Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Phillies, Harry Kalas, nearly 2 years later, I'd like to offer my condolences to all of Mariners Nation.
Oct 23rd 2010 6:48AM Those memories aren't that cobwebbed. The Yankees beat my beloved Phillies last year to win the 2009 World Series. I still have faint hope that my Phils will continue to the 2010 Series!
Oct 4th 2010 3:52PM @dr259 - "White" people ARE actually pink. Asians are considered "yellow", while Native Americans are considered "red". Like I previously posted, when someone's skin is blue, it's time to dial 9-1-1.