Phillies Nation Podcast 21: John Finger

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On today’s podcast, Pat Gallen is joined by CSNPhilly reporter John Finger.  Pat and John discuss the Winter Meetings that just wrapped up in Indianapolis.  Some of the topics they touch on: Roy Halladay and where he may end up, who ends up in the bullpen, and what John thinks of the Placido Polanco signing.

John Finger is closer to 40 than 30 and vividly remembers every Philadelphia baseball playoffs since 1976 and every 76ers’ training camp at Franklin & Marshall College since 1980. He writes mostly about baseball, but has been known to dabble in a few other sports, mainly cycling, track & field and anything that requires endurance and/or a sense of humor. Away from work John writes fiction as well as about pop culture. He also enjoys marathon running, punk rock, books and movies as well as debunking myths and goofing off.

John attended J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa., and a very large university (Temple) in Philadelphia. He lives in Lancaster and dotes on his wife Ellen and their two sons, Michael and Theodore.

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  1. Dudley Monk

    December 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I agree with John Finger in that we have made the World Series twice and we need to do everything in our power to do it again. We need to sign Halladay and we need to stay real hungry. This is the greatest Phillies team of all time based on those two World Series. We all know what a winning drought is and we know that we have the players to get to the Big Show again. Let’s make it happen. I remember when our biggest thrill was whether Jim Eisenreich would get enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title. The World Series and Playoffs are much better, even though Jim Eisenreich is one of my all-time favorite Phils.

  2. Dudley Monk

    December 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I lived in Indianapolis for five years. It is a real boring town this time of year. And, yes, the Winter Meetings are a pseudo-event. But. let’s face it, for us baseball nuts, they are fun. I admit that I like them more than the Super Bowl. Lots did happen. And Ed Wade pissed off a lot of us Phils fans. GREAT THEATER !!!

  3. Pat Gallen

    December 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Dudley: I get hyped a bit too for the meetings, but in the end its too many rumors and not enough substance. And really, no need for it to be in Indy this time of year.

  4. Lou

    December 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I am in agreement with John Finger. Go get Halliday and Smoltz . Let’s continue this Golden Age of Phillies baseball.

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