What Is Early Word? The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.
About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."
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Thursday, December 01, 2005
Talking Sports Let's Go Toe to Toe With Stephen A. Smith The Inquirer columnist pulls no punches today. Read "Phils again lead the league in ineptitude." Have to respect his guts. But don't have to agree. Let's turn this into a mini-debate. After his take and mine, feel free to add yours.
Smith: "To stop opponents from smacking homers all over South Philadelphia, the Phillies are depending on construction workers instead of pitchers." Mucha: "Uh, sounds smart to me, because it'll be easier to attract free-agent pitchers if the park's less of a launching pad."