Why We Should All Be Thanking Joe Kelly

Baseball fans, rejoice! The greatest rivalry in sports has emerged from the dank, desolate cellar it has been in for years and has shaken off the cob webs. The Red Sox / Yankees rivalry finally has some weight to it after a long break in which it seemed more likely that you would catch a player from either squad laughing about a recent round of golf together than you would see them engaging in a round of fisticuffs. In fact, it had been 14 years since Jason Varitek infamously burnished his glove into A-Rod’s squawking pie-hole. As great as the Red Sox / Yankees rivalry is, this latest fight between Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin highlights what Major League Baseball has been missing recently: gritty, hard-nosed play.

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Cheesesteak Review #2- Michael’s

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Location: Michael’s Sandwich Shop

Order: Cheesesteak with wiz and fried onions

RJ’s review: This is a very good cheesesteak. The taste is very good, the roll is solid, and the cheese was good as well. Just enough where it was messy, but not too messy. There just enough onions and a good amount of meat. For me this is a good cheesesteak, and I would highly recommend it.


Final Grade: A


Will’s Review:

Overall a solid cheesesteak from a small, family owned place. There were good proportions as far as meat, onions and whiz. Everything tasted fresh and flavorful and I don’t have any complaints. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a good cheesesteak without having to travel into Philly.

Final Grade: A-


Location: While the place is on the smaller side, it is not too small. The service is great from all the staff and they provide a nice, laid back feeling by having you pay after you have eaten.

Location Grade: A

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Cheesesteak review

**for info on how the boys will review cheesesteaks, check out the “Cheesesteak review info” article found below**

Locations: Jim’s Steaks

Address: 469 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

Order: Pepper Steak w/ Onions and Wiz


RJ’s Review:

Overall this was a decent cheesesteak for me. I enjoyed the bell peppers on the cheesesteak and made the last minute decision to get wiz on it instead of American cheese. My biggest problem that I had with it is that I did not really taste the cheese that much and the meat lacked a little bit of flavor. The roll was good, which is always important. I would say that this is a good cheesesteak, not a great one in my opinion.

Final Grade: B

Will: Overall I was disappointed in this cheesesteak. While it was not bad, it genuinely lacked flavor. The meat was okay, the whiz was either not enough or just poor quality and onions and peppers actually added little, if any, flavor. I would not say this was a bad cheesesteak, but it did not live up to the hype I had heard after living in this area for the past few years.


Final Grade: B-


Location: We both agree that the location is nice with a good dining area and the staff was friendly. If you want a nice place to take someone for a cheesesteak this would suffice. Addtionally, there are other Jim’s locations that were not a part of the grading criteria.

Location Grade: A-


Cheesesteak Review Info

Grade: Letter grading system with =/- with a B- being the lowest grade we would recommend you try.

Order: We will order a cheesesteak with wiz and onions, occasionally adding peppers if  that is a staple of the location

Location: please see the address at the top the review to confirm what actual location we visited.

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