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  1. On the bright side, Cole Hamels looked sharp in 2014 debut

    Apr 24, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    The Philadelphia Phillies lost on Wednesday. That will happen another 60-70 times this year conservatively, so nothing really to be alarmed about here, other than the bullpen’s continued inability to get the job done. If nothing else, at least Cole Hamels erased any doubt about where he’s at coming off the disabled list. In his…

  2. Nick Young throws out Phillies-Dodgers first pitch … It’s awful

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

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    Last time we checked in with Nick Young, he was celebrating missed threes and having his house robbed. In keeping with the constant party I imagine is his life, Swaggy was riding a zamboni at the Kings game on Tuesday … … and throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies-Dodgers game on Wednesday. Take a…

  3. Tonight: Hollywood Hamels

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

    NLCS Phillies Dodgers Baseball

    Cole Hamels will take the ball tonight for your Philadelphia Phillies for the first time this season as Ryne Sandberg’s club looks to take the series from the Dodgers while playing within a Matt Stairs-moonshot-distance of the famous “Hollywood” sign up in the hills. There a couple of mixed trends for Hamels season debut against…

  4. Watch Carl Crawford’s botched catch attempt that led to Phillies victory in extras

    Apr 23, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

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    You can listen to the Phillies broadcast of the awful catch attempt made by Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford here, or see it above while watching L.A. manager Don Mattingly wax poetic about his team’s poor defense above. Credit Chooch for hustling his ass off to second base on the error. Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury…

  5. Ryan Howard suddenly off to one of best starts of his career at the plate

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Even back when he was bashing upwards of 40 home runs per season, Ryan Howard was a notoriously slow starter. Now all of a sudden, when everybody is least expecting it, the Philadelphia Phillies three-time All-Star first baseman might be in the midst of the best month of April in his 11-year big-league career. With…

  6. Watch Cliff Lee, who is awesome, high five a couple kids during his eight shutout innings

    Apr 22, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

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    This is one of the times where I’d like to give myself a little pat on the back for reason No. 1  of my preseason “Reasons to get excited for the 2014 Phillies” post: “At least we get to watch Cliff Lee every fifth day.“ I know, I really went out on a limb there.…

  7. Cliff Lee in the night time as Phils kick off four in LA where the ace has been great

    Apr 21, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game

    The Phils look to build off the momentum of Sunday’s win after a couple of disappointing losses in the Rockies and finally have a rotation in place that can get Phillies fans a bit excited to tune in for some late night baseball action from the West Coast. There are four 10:10 pm EST starts…

  8. The Phillies plan to ask MLB to review Howard’s single that could be a double to give him rare cycle

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Dinger the dinosaur

    The Phillies and Rockies played a high scoring affair on Sunday out in Colorado. Ryan Howard’s bat was smoking all day long. The Phillies slugger notched a single in the first, a 2-run home run in the third, a rare triple for the Big Piece in the 6th, and a single in the 7th that…

  9. Cole Hamels gives the most Cole Hamels answer when asked which Olympic sport he’d play

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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    The Phillies and Braves got rained out the other night which meant plenty of filler programming on the TV. One of the segments had the Phillies players and coaches answer some quirky questions. The guys were posed the question: “if you could play any one Olympic sport, which would it be?” Cole Hamels gave the…

  10. The Secret Service once threatened to kill Mr. Met

    Apr 18, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    At some point, this country is going to have to have a serious talk about national security. Because the Secret Service has actually been threatening to kill mascots for far longer than we all want to admit. An excerpt from the book Yes, It’s Hot in Here: Adventures in the Weird, Woolly World of Sports Mascots, which…

  11. Today’s Phillies game probably won’t be very well attended based on these photos

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    scenes from Wednesday night

      It’s currently in the mid 40′s here in Philadelphia. It could get as balmy as 50 or 51 by first pitch around 1:05 pm this afternoon. But how many people really want to go sit in the cold to watch a team that couldn’t put up a single run on the Braves last night…

  12. Cliff Lee struck out 13 Braves but Julio Teheran was filthier

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee, Evan Gattis

    You probably don’t want to watch the above “highlight” video from last night’s 1-0 loss to the Braves. It’s basically Julio Teheran manhandling the Phillies. Put it this way, when a Ryan Howard infield single is one of the highlights of the Phils’ night at the plate, it was not a pretty night. Cliff Lee…

  13. ‘Duck Dynasty’ can actually cheer up a pitcher who gave up back-to-back-to-back jacks

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

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    B.J. Rosenberg accomplished the uber rare feat of facing three batters on Monday evening and allowing each of them to deposit a ball in the outfield seats. That does not happen everyday. So how did Rosenberg cope with being one of the goats in the Phillies loss? The Inquirer’s Matt Gelb put on his reporting…

  14. Chase Utley Is The Man, Part 1,334

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Todd Zolecki for MLB.com labeled him the “hottest hitter on the planet” on Monday. CSNPhilly.com’s Corey Seidman called this “the best two-week stretch” of the 12th-year veteran’s career. Around here, we usually just refer to him as “The Man.” Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been tearing the cover off of the ball through…

  15. There’s been a Charlie Manuel sighting, things like that

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    The Phillies have been back at the ball yard in South Philly for just about a week now but it doesn’t really feel like spring has truly sprung until we get our first Charlie Manuel sighting of the season. Cholly is visiting the Lakewood BlueClaws this week as part of his role as Senior Advisor…

  16. Can you match these children’s drawings to the actual Phillies player?

    Apr 14, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Freebie: Wil Nieves While Ruben Amaro Jr. may not believe it, the children are our future. So we’ll give a pass to the youngsters who drew these pictures of the Phillies that were used on the jumbotron at the first Sunday game at Citizens Bank Park of the season. They are rather fascinating, however. The…

  17. Amazing: There’s a GIF of Jimmy Rollins telling off the fan

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Pretty good weekend for your Fightin’ Phils over at Citizens Bank Park as they helped alleviate the pain of an opening series sweep at the hands of the Brewers by going out and winning three straight of their own over the Miami Marlins. And while the Marlins may have been pushovers in the past, they’ve…

  18. J-Roll tells fan to ‘shut the F up’ by hitting walkoff homer in extras

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    Not sure exactly what the conversation between a heckling fan and Jimmy Rollins was on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park but the words directed at J-Roll clearly paid dividends as the Phillies got a walkoff homer out of their shortstop in extras. Jimmy was asked about the heckling after the game and tried to…

  19. Quotable: Ryne Sandberg on how the Phillies can stop early slide

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Marlon Byrd

    Cliff Lee was not the stopper on Thursday night but he did pitch well enough to give the Phillies a chance. In the end the bats couldn’t capitalize on a couple of opportunities and the bullpen, namely Jeff Manship, faltered once again. The Phillies now sit at 3-6 which puts them alone at the bottom…

  20. Mike Schmidt thinks MLB should use the force, not human umpires, to call balls and strikes

    Apr 10, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Michael Jack Schmidt was a guest on 97.5 the Fanatic on Thursday to talk about his new gig calling Sunday Phillies games alongside Tom McCarthy and either Jamie Moyer or Matt Stairs on the television broadcast. He hints that the broadcast may be a little different with some story telling be a welcomed addition. He…

  21. GIF: Ben Revere diving faceplant! And a sweet catch

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Ben Revere’s defense seems to be all over the place. He doesn’t seem to get great reads on balls hit towards him and sometimes he has enough speed to recover and make the play and sometimes he doesn’t. I didn’t think he was getting to this Lyle Overbay ball in the ninth. Still, for a…

  22. Ryan Braun is the new Phillies killer and he may have mocked you last night, Philly fans

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia fans are not in any way shape or form fans of Brewers’ slugger Ryan Braun. In fact, I might go so far as to say the fanbase really, really doesn’t like the former MVP who later served time for performance enhancing drug use. This was discussed after the home opener when Braun smashed three…

  23. Watch: The Phillie Phanatic’s dramatic reenactment of what it was like to watch last night’s game

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT

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    If you’re unfamiliar, this is a newer addition to the Phanatic’s repertoire where he takes out a couple of harmless little kids dressed as some sort of hot dog in order to let a nice little girl win the race and be glorified forever. Looks pretty painful. Much like watching the Phillies last night. More…

  24. John Oates played this sweet Phillies-themed guitar on Jimmy Fallon

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    When it comes to custom-made music instruments made in honor of the best baseball team from Philadelphia, PA, nobody tops John Oates of legendary local rock duo Hall and Oates. Unless you consider DJ Jazzy Jeff’s turntables a rock instrument. Those things are dope too. John Oates was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon earlier…

  25. Maybe don’t boo Ryan Braun tonight

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

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    Opening Day was fun for a couple of innings. Then we got reminded of some baseball realities. The Phils bullpen being one of them. And that some people at baseball games in Philadelphia get really, really drunk. May be a chicken or egg debate there, not sure. But one thing was very clear. Ryan Braun…