About Us

Johnny Goodtimes – Philadelphia’s premiere quizmaster and only true man of leisure, Johnny Goodtimes has been a sports fan since birth, and jumped on the Philly sports bandwagon when he arrived in this city in 2001. (Not a violation. He’s from Virginia, which has no pro sports teams.) He is a baseball fan, first and foremost, and most of his posts on the site are baseball related, though he coaches hoops in South Philly. He played basketball against Iverson in high school, met Joe Montana when working as a dolphin trainer in Hawaii, and a Kyle Korver led-team called “Vanilla Thunder” once finished last at his quizzo at Black Sheep (All true.) So Goodtimes obviously has some pretty good credentials.

Michael Lalli – Born in the suburbs in the summer of ’81; approximately 9 months after the Phillies won their first World Series Championship (Way to parlay the win into some action, Dad). Moved into Philly for college at Temple University where he minored in history before earning a Law degree. Lalli is an Eagles/Union and TU Football season ticket holder. Follow Michael on Twitter at mlalli01.

Arthur Etchells - Founded the successful Philadelphia restaurant and bar blog Foobooz.com. Prior to that he worked for several Internet companies that never amounted to much. At one of these Internet shutdowns he managed SportsSleuth.com, a site that aggregated local sports news primarily for displaced sports fans. The site doesn’t live on but Etchells’ passion for sports does. A sports history site makes sense because much of what Etchells’ remembers is history. Etchells has an unhealthy knowledge of early 1980s Houston Astros and Montreal Expos history.


6 Comments on “About Us”

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  2. You might want to take a look at our website. There is a black/white photo of my dad being honored at Shibe Park in 1938. He also played in the first night All Star game at Shibe Park in 1943 and his first major league at bat – Shibe Park in September 1937.

    And, in 1936, my father went to a tryout as a pitcher in front of Connie Mack at Shibe Park. Mr. Mack asked my dad to hit a few and run and noting my father’s speed and hitting ability, advised him that he should consider becoming an outfielder and recommended my father to Clark Griffith who had a need for a speedy outfielder in cavernous Griffith Stadium.

  3. Hi-

    Love this info on the CMS. I’ve written article on the old ballyard. it’s at:

    http://voices.yahoo.com/the-last-days-connie-mack-stadium-11997407.html?cat=37

    I hope you get a chance to check it out!

    Thanks.

    -Chris

  4. BJ Johnson says:

    I have a number of letters and telegrams from the 1880′s – some from Horace S. Fogel – to my grandfather Henry Everett Jackson, regarding his application to join the Indianapolis team in 1887 as a first baseman. Fogel’s suggestion to him was, since Indianapolis had 4 first basemen he would not get a fair trial so he told him to join a minor league for $100 a month for a season and then he could join Indianapolis for $300 a month “plus considerations”. I also have several (8) telegrams asking my grandfather to “forward his terms to play with them” – one from J. J. Jennings of the Columbus Base Ball Co. dated Dec. 21, 1887. On one telegram he noted that he answered asking for $150 a month plus considerations. I’m interested in selling in finding out the value and possibly selling the lot. Any suggestions for me? Thanks, BJ

  5. Joe Darrah says:

    Hi, I was hoping to interview one of your writers for an article I’m writing. Please email or call 215-983-8371.
    Thanks!

  6. Dan O'Brien says:

    Richard Marquard was nicknamed “Rube” years before he pitched for Indianapolis in 1908.
    A few examples:
    Friday, October 13, 1905
    Cleveland Plain Dealer
    page 8
    Upp will no doubt pitch for the Stars, while the Tellings will rely on their new find, “Rube” Marquadt, who has not lost a game since he joined the Tellings.

    Wednesday, June 20, 1906
    Waterloo Daily Times Tribune
    page 4
    “Rube” Marquard will officiate in the twirling tower for the Manufacturers.

    July 1, 1906
    Cleveland Plain Dealer
    The Cleveland boys, who were members of the Waterloo team of the Iowa State League have returned home. They are Pitcher “Rube Marquard, Pitcher “Red” Nelson and Outfielder Roudy Riggins.

    Tuesday, June 25, 1907
    The Repository (Canton, Ohio)
    page 6
    South Bend, June 25—
    Gran’ts second division grazers hit the ball in merciless fashion, driving “Rube” Marquard from the pan.


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