Last week, I tuned into a little sports talk radio to get the city’s pulse on the 76ers acquisition of Elton Brand. The Philadelphia fans are very much looking forward to the upcoming NBA season to say the least.
There was another topic on the show that was of greater concern to me. It has been the Philadelphia Phillies fans treatment of star first baseman Ryan Howard this season. Howard has won rookie of the year and league MVP in consecutive seasons and leads the National League in home runs and RBIs despite being left off of the All-Star team. But for some reason the fans are pointing to his Major League leading 126 strikeouts and 13 errors (tops among first baseman) and his desire to earn $20 million per season. WHY? Read more »