Phillies Talk, a new independent message board spearheaded by three guys from California, Texas and West Norriton, Pa. opens for business, while A Citizen’s Blog, written by Michael Berquist, reopens its doors.
Phillies Talk is operated by brothers Ed and Joe Siegler, along with Allen Ariza (aka CD), who also writes articles for PhillyBaseballNews.com, part of the Scout.com network. You may have seen his comprehensive work there, or syndicated on sites like Yahoo! Sports. Joe Siegler maintains a blog of his own about the Texas Rangers and has contributed information to this site.
Ed Siegler says the goal of Phillies Talk was to provide a healthy, friendly, positive forum for Phillies fans to express their opinions.
You can link to Phillies Talk directly from Beerleaguer by clicking the link on the right sidebar.
Also, Michael Berquist, ESQ, has decided to throw his hat back in the ring at A Citizen’s Blog. Berquist ended his run last season when business got too hectic at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.
In two years of blogging Phillies, Berquist gained a reputation as the leading sabermetric voice of the Phillies blogoshpere, predicting such outcomes as Eric Milton’s 2005 meltdown, Kevin Millwood’s solid year with the Tribe and Pat Burrell’s comeback.
He’ll officially return March 6, and his link has also been added to the right sidebar.