Are the Phillies Better Off Without Utley?

Plus a profile of Mrs. Chris Christie, sad news for the Orchestra, Archdiocesan public relations and more of what Philly is talking about today

The Taxman Cometh. Federal income taxes are due today and y’all better hurry. Because of the deadline extension, very few post offices are staying open late tonight. [MyFoxPhilly]

While We’re Talking About Deadlines … Today is the last day to register to vote in next month’s City Council elections. And as the Scoop’s mother always says, “You can’t complain, if you didn’t even bother to have a say in it.” [Daily News] Meanwhile, Michael Nutter is very interested in the outcome of this election. [Daily News]

But Does She Dance Like Her? A largely positive profile of Chris Christie’s wife Mary Pat mentions that she “has the type of spunk that has been likened to Elaine’s on Seinfeld.” [Inquirer]

Orchestra Officially Filing for Bankruptcy. Which is worse: Philadelphia being the first major orchestra to do this or Brian Tierney, who has been hired to handle the orchestra’s PR, allowing this all to be announced during PIFA? [Philadelphia Business Journal]

In Other PR News … The Archdiocese distributed leaflets this weekend—which marked the beginning of Holy Week for Catholics. The pamphlets detailed the measures taken in the wake of the recent sexual assault accusations against several Philadelphia priests. [MyFoxPhilly]

Are the Phillies Better Without Chase Utley? One columnist doesn’t care if he ever comes back. [Bleacher Report]

No, No. We Set the Buses on Fire After the Eagles Win the Super Bowl.* Five buses owned by the School District were set on fire on Saturday. [NBC10] *The Scoop does not condone this type of rowdy fan behavior, though he knows his audience well enough to assume this is just what happens sometimes. [See: Pittsburgh]

Inside Baseball. It’s an Inky-Daily News smackdown. In one corner, we have John Gonzalez of the Inquirer. In the other, we have DN Phillies writer David Murphy. They’re bickering about Phillies fan behavior. [The Fightins] In related news: The Fightins has returned!