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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Phillies vs. Giants and a Yiddish word, too

I wrote my Sunday column about Cliff Lee going to the Phillies and how some people think this mean the Phillies have an all time great pitching staff and how they’re going to win the World Series.  Hey maybe it means all that stuff. But maybe it doesn’t. As we learned in the recent World Series teams do have to win on the field and that’s exactly what the Giants did. To read my column click here.

Cliff Lee and the Giants

Here are some thoughts on the Cliff Lee signing. It seems clear the Phillies went all out for pitching because the Giants won it all with great pitching. The Phillies know the Giants are their competition in the postseason and they want to survive. Quite a turnaround. Not long ago the Giants were irrelevant. Now they have established the template for how to win the World Series. Pitching. Pitching. Pitching. Some people already are saying the Phillies have the best… Read More »

Lee vs. Lincecum

Through three innings each team has no runs. Well pitched game so far. This is what we expected from Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee in Game 1. This is a pleasure to watch. Lincecum looks sharper than I expected. He looks real sharp. Has given up no hits, one walk.