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  1. Dom Brown Talks Haters, Hitters, Hunger in MLB Network Profile

    Jun 25, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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    The Domonation has slowed down a little bit of late, with the Phils’ recently unquenchable left-fielder now on a 14-game homerless streak, his longest of the season. But Dom’s month-plus hot streak was so very hot that he’s still easily the Phils’ best hitter on the season, leading the team in hits, homers, runs and…

  2. Stop Asking Charlie If the Offense Is Going to Be Fine, Howard Eskin

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers

    “Phillies manager challenges radio personality to fight,” reads the ESPN headline…from April 19, 2007. That was back when WIP mouthpiece Howard Eskin suggested Charlie Manuel throw a tirade to motivate the troops after the team’s 3-9 start to the season, which he appreciated little, waiting for Eskin at his office and challenging him (to quote…

  3. Cole Can’t Hold, Phils Endure Dispiriting 4-3 Loss to Mets

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Is Cole Hamels really unlucky this season, or is he just not that good? It’s at least partly the former, but if you only watched tonight’s start, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s solely the latter. Cole gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings tonight, striking out five but…

  4. Phils-Mets: Remember When At Least One of These Teams Was Good?

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

    -101. That’s the combined run differential between the Phillies and Mets this year. Though the Phils tendency to led their bad losses get really bad means that their actual record (35-38) isn’t as bad as their -50 run differential would indicate, the Mets have surely suffered for their -51, with a 28-41 record good for…

  5. Papelbon’s Second Blown Save Hurts More Than His First, Nats Rally to Avoid Phils Sweep

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT

    MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon probably wasn’t going to go the whole season without blowing a save, and we were lucky that his first failed conversion of the year–two nights ago, against this same Nats team–was redeemed by a bottom-of-the-ninth Phils rally, capped by a Domonic Brown RBI single to drive home Ben Revere. However, blown saves result…

  6. Reviewing the Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season with Michael Levin

    Jun 19, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    NBA: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers

    We’ve been spending the off-season counting down the ten biggest questions facing the Sixers as they transition from the Doug Collins era into a rather uncertain future. Now that we’re done the roll-out, we figured it was time to call on our old friend Michael Levin, of the excellent Sixers blog Liberty Ballers, and get…

  7. Dom Brown Delivers With Ninth-Inning Walkoff, Makes Jonathan Papelbon Very Happy

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

    This one had “bummer” written all over it. The Phillies scrapped to a 4-2 lead through five, and Antonio Bastardo cleaned up a Mike Adams-induced eighth inning jam to get the ball to Jonathan Papelbon in the 9th with a one-run lead still in tact. Pap’s perfect season looked to remain in tact with an…

  8. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #1. What About Andrew?

    Jun 14, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    NBA: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers

    This guy. After holding the Sixers hostage for the entirety of the 2012-13 season–maybe his fault, probably not totally–Bynum will continue to have the team in his grasp until at least July 1st, when free agency begins and Sam Hinkie and company can figure out whether or not the Funny Looking Kid With the Big…

  9. Brewers Mount Comeback, Walk Off 5-4 Against Cliff Lee and Phils

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians

    It’s a lot easier to beat a team with both crappy pitching and crappy hitting, turns out. Milwaukee only has the latter of the two, and while the Phillies were able to scrape together four runs early off sub-starter Alfredo Figaro, they missed on a couple opportunities to add to their lead, and the Brewers…

  10. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #2. Who’s Coaching?

    Jun 7, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Eleven. That’s how many NBA teams fired or let go of their coaches this off-season–a whopping six of whom even made the playoffs last year, if you can believe that. A handful of those teams have already filled their vacacines–Cleveland with Mike Brown, Sacramento with Mike Malone, Atlanta with Mike Budenholzer–but the majority still remain…

  11. Go See “The Doctor”: Ten Cool Things About NBA TV’s Julius Erving Doc

    Jun 6, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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    I have my beefs with a lot of NBA TV’s original programming–they’re mostly pretty uncreative with their ideas, and they play way too much of the same crap over and over again–but their original full-length are becoming must-watches for any basketball fan. Last year’s Dream Team doc was an absolute revelation–seriously, if you haven’t seen…

  12. Phils Get Back to .500, Cole Wins, Dom Homers, Everyone Happy Forever

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Dom Brown and Ryan Howard celebrate another Dom Bomb

    A dicey game for about six-and-a-half innings there–especially if you were squatting behind home plate–was redeemed in the seventh inning today when the Phils exploded for five runs, all with two outs, off Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos. The Phillies easily held on in the last two frames to get a 6-1 win that makes for…

  13. Phils-Marlins: The Quest for .500 Continues

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    Like Arya Stark and her season-long attempts to reconnect with her scattered family, with the Phillies and breaking even, it’s always so close, and yet so far. The Phillies have lost their last four games in which wins would give them a .500 record, and while it’s good that at least they keep battling back…

  14. Can Domonic Brown Save the Crappiest Philly Sports Year of the Century?

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    You don’t need me or anyone else to tell you that there hasn’t been a lot to cheer for this year in the city of Brotherly Love. The NFL playoffs occurred without the 4-12 Eagles even qualifying as an afterthought, the much-anticipated seasons for the Flyers and Sixers both ended disastrously, and over a third…

  15. Cliff and Phils Look to Avoid Sweep Behind After Embarrassing Call Costs Them Game Two

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies

    That one hurt. The Phils were on the comeback trail against the Brewers in the 9th inning last night, with a leadoff Freddy Galvis solo shot cutting the lead to one, and Jimmy Rollins singling and a Ben Revere bunt getting us a man in scoring position with just one out. But with J-Roll sitting…

  16. We Need to Decide on a Nickname for Domonic Brown

    May 31, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

    The final numbers are nearly in for Domonic Brown’s month of May, and boy are they sure pretty. He’s gone 31-105 with ten homers and 21 RBI for the month, finishing with a final slash line of .295/.295/.638. If you ignore that the first two numbers in that slash line are the same, meaning that…

  17. Domonic Brown Will Only Need to Wait Four Batters Before Homering Off a First-Time Starter Tonight

    May 30, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown, right, celebrates with Erik Kratz after Brown's home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara in the eighth inning (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    “Move Domonic Brown up in the batting order!” you demanded, and your comments did not fall on deaf ears–Ryan Howard heard your cries, and will be heroically sitting out with a “sore knee” in order to give our young masher a chance to do his damange one spot higher in the lineup tonight, and we…

  18. Ten Biggest Questions of the Sixers’ Off-Season: #3. Who Are We Gonna Draft?

    May 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Like most basketball fans who have firmly prioritized the pros over the college game, I really shouldn’t be pretending to have any idea about who the Sixers should be picking with the #11 pick in the upcoming draft. But it’s too big a moment in the franchise’s off-season to have absolutely no opinion about, so…

  19. Phils Win, Dom Brown Tells Me Twice More to STFU

    May 29, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Erik Kratz and Dom Brown go BOOM - 05/29/13

    Holy crap, Domonic Mordecai Brown. (His actual middle name is Larun, but I prefer Mordecai.) This guy is having a month for the history books, and in the process, he’s making the Phillies must-watch TV again, for the first time since they were actually, y’know, winning games. DomBro went yard twice tonight against the Boston…

  20. Is Domonic Brown Having a Good Year or Not?

    May 23, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    Even if the Phils ended up a .500 team or worse this season, I think I could be pretty OK with that if I was convinced by year end that Domonic Brown was gonna be a really good player for years to come. Talking to my dad about Dom recently, he hit the nail on…

  21. The Sixers Will Need More Luck Than They Deserve at the Lottery Tonight

    May 21, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Tonight will be a fateful night for a number of teams at the 2013 Draft Lottery in New York, as David Stern will dramatically unveil a series of envelopes containing logos from crappy teams until just three lucky franchises remain, who will get to pick from the cream of the crop from this year’s class…

  22. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: #4. What the Hell Do We Do with Evan Turner?

    May 20, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

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    After enduring three years of absolutely vexing basketball from their former #2 overall pick, the Philadelphia 76ers are about to reach decision time with Evan Turner. The Extraterrestrial’s rookie contract is in its final year next season, meaning that unless they ink him to an extension at some point before November, Turner will become a…

  23. Phils Beat Reds 5-3 on Comically Weak Eighth-Inning Offensive Explosion

    May 17, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies

    These are the type of wins that seem like they usually only ever happen against you, so you take them for the home team when you can. The Phils probably shoulda won this one easy, staking Cliff Lee to a 3-0 lead in the first five innings (partly Cliff’s own doing, more on that in…

  24. Five Reasons to Like the Sixers Hire of Sam Hinkie

    May 17, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

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    GM’s usually aren’t particularly sexy hires for basketball franchises–most casual NBA fans can’t name more than a handful of incumbent GMs across the league anyway, and new guys usually don’t have much of a resume to point to, unless they’ve already been fired elsewhere. Still, if any fanbase was going to be excited about a…

  25. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #5. What Free Agents Should We Go After?

    May 13, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    For the first time in what feels like decades (and what is actually a half-decade), the Sixers are going to have cap space the summer. Finally free of the inhibiting contracts of Andre Iguodala (traded) and Elton Brand (amnestied + expired), the Sixers can finally be players in free agency once again. Now, just because…