About jrfinger

John Finger is closer to 40 than 30 and vividly remembers every Philadelphia baseball playoffs since 1976. He writes exclusively about the Philadelphia Phillies and baseball and is somewhat aware that the city features other professional teams in various leagues. Away from work John writes fiction as well as about pop culture. He also enjoys marathon running, punk rock, books and movies as well as debunking myths and goofing off. John attended J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa. and dotes on his wife Ellen and their two sons, Michael and Theodore.


My friend Catherine Ziegler Dowling was killed in a freak accident on Wednesday. She was a mom and writer. She was also funny and cool as hell. Think of her and her boys and remember to be nice and cool to each other.