Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Back to the Games

Tim Panaccio says that if the Flyers can withstand the storm of the first 10 minutes of tonight's Game 3 in an emotionally charged Air Canada Centre, they should be in good shape. Sam Donnellon talks about Ken Hitchcock the salesman. Ed Moran looks at a new and improved Mark Recchi. Phil Sheridan says now is as good a time as any to hop on the Flyers bandwagon. The Toronto Star speaks of the Flyers' advantage in scoring the first goal in every playoff game so far.

Todd Zolecki has the game story of the Phils' 7-3 win over the Cardinals, including Pat Burrell robbing Scott Rolen of a home run with an amazing catch. Paul Hagen writes of the resurgence of Pat the Bat and Pat the Glove. Hagen notes that Citizens Bank Park is not the only place where customers throw the ball back (besides, of course, Wrigley Field, where the tradition started). Zolecki's notebook has Larry Bowa scanning the MLB rankings in search of his team. He's still looking.

Stephen A. Smith believes Jameer Nelson is Team USA material.

CSN has Maple Leafs/Flyers at 7 (ESPN2 nationally). Phillies/Cardinals is over on CN8 at 8:10. For later viewers, you can choose between hockey, ESPN has San Jose/Colorado at 10, and basketball, TNT has Rockets/Lakers at 10.

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