In stark contrast to the somewhat condescending efforts employed by a succession of other teams (Fish Sticks, Mets, Dodgers), Philadelphia GM Ed Stefanski (above) conducted a conference call with a number of Philly and/or hoops blogs yesterday (audio available at Recliner GM).  Rather than a mere goodwill/PR gesture, this was an all-too rare example of the independent media being taken seriously.  I’m not holding my breath waiting for Omar Minaya (or Rod Thorn) to attempt something similar, but when the day arrives… I’ll certainly be one of the first to complain about not being invited.