The Phillies might have made a decent homecoming opponent for the Marlins, were baseball to adopt such a tradition. For one, they’re stacked with marquee talent, even if Babe Ruth reincarnate Ryan Howard has been injured much of the season. Philadelphia still brings the inexorable Jimmy Rollins, whom Baseball-Reference.com describes as historically most similar to Ryne Sandberg. He engages in all sorts of laudable hobbies, from 30-game hitting streaks to pissing off Mets fans by describing Philadelphia as “the team to beat” in the National League East. These... More >>>