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  1. The Phillies Suck But At Least This Darin Ruf On-Base Streak Is Fun

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

    Unsurprisingly, there haven’t been a lot of positives to take from the Phillies’ play as of late. When you lose 13 games in 14 tries and find yourself ten games further out of first place–ten games!!–than you were just a couple weeks ago, the cloud’s way too big for you to find where any kind…

  2. Darren Daulton Looks Pretty Good for a Guy Who Had Brain Surgery

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Darren Daulton

    Even though they got spanked again 6-4 by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, it must have been a cool game to attend. The Phillies held their annual alumni night and welcomed Curt Schilling into the Wall of Fame, but the man who stole the show was Darren Daulton. It was Daulton’s first major public…

  3. Welcome to the Bigs, Ethan Martin. Good Luck, You May Need It

    Aug 2, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT


    Things have not been positive in South Philadelphia since the All-Star Break. The Phillies have been terrible while the Atlanta Braves have been on a tear. CSN’s Corey Seidman summed tonight’s series opener and MLB debut of recent call up Ethan Martin up quite nicely: Atlanta is 10-4 since the All-Star break and has scored…

  4. The Phillies Attempt to Make You Forget About the Crappy Present By Remembering the Awesome Past Continues Tonight!

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT


    You’ve got to hand it to whoever planned this week’s events for the Phillies. And it’s not like they planned all of these throwback activities in light of an 8-game losing streak. They planned this ish way in advance. Those are some prescient people. Ruben Amaro may want to consult with them on some important…

  5. Bored Baseball Fan Plays Baseball Video Game at Phillies Game

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT


    I went to the Phillies game last night and I was pretty bored for most of the evening because it was a boring baseball game. But I wasn’t bored enough to take out my iPhone and start playing baseball video games. This youngster played a baseball video game for a good couple innings but then…

  6. Brad Lidge Came Out from the Bullpen Last Night and It Was Awesome

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT


    The Phillies suffered another ugly loss on Thursday night because Jonathan Papelbon did something Brad Lidge didn’t do in the entire 2008 season: blow a save. Lidge was in Philadelphia yesterday to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the Phillies. In perhaps the best moment of the evening, after showing…

  7. Ruben Amaro: Jon Heyman Is ‘Wrong Quite a Bit’

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    He sort of looks like Jeremy Piven here. I half expect him to walk up to Heyman and ask to "hug it out, you little midget." I have no idea how tall Jon Heyman is. (USA Today Images)

    Ruben Amaro didn’t sell Wednesday, but that didn’t stop him from selling CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman down the river Thursday morning. The Phillies’ GM was on the WIP Morning Show on Thursday, one day after what was expected to be a busy day of deadline moves. Of course, the Phillies stood pat up to 4…

  8. Trade Deadline: Nothing to See Here But the Same Old Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT


    Phillies lineup Rollins (6), M Young (3), Utley (4), D Young, Ruf (7), Asche, (5), Mayberry (8), Ruiz (2), Kendrick (1) — Leslie Gudel (@lesliegudel) July 31, 2013 The 4:00 pm non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone and Michael Young is playing first base and batting second this evening for your Philadelphia Phillies. Many…

  9. Michael Young Willing to Go to Boston Who Doesn’t Really Want Him, Plus Keepin’ Cliff

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT


    Let’s recap the morning of Phillies rumors for you: Michael Young is reportedly willing to be dealt to the Boston Red Sox now after it was reported yesterday that only his former Rangers would be worth the third baseman waving his no-trade clause. But! But Red Sox beat writer Gordon Edes writes that it’s doubtful…

  10. Twitter Executed a Pretty Impressive Trade Deadline Trolling of Hunter Pence Last Night

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Tens of Phillies fans took to Twitter on Monday night to have some fun with former Liscio’s Bakery spokesman and general hungry dude Hunter Pence. The idea was spawned by Friend of the Level and interviewer of The Iron Sheik, FanSince09. He’s evil. FanSince09‘s idea was a simple one: Ok, 1130pm we all start tweeting…

  11. Watch Uncle Junior Sing the National Anthem at Phillies vs. Giants Game

    Jul 31, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT


    Actor Dominic Chianese, better known to you as Uncle Junior on The Sopranos, sang the national anthem prior to last night’s Phillies game against the Giants in South Philadelphia. It was Italian Heritage Night down at Citizens Bank Park and this is where I’d typically make some obscure Sopranos joke but I’m ashamed to say…

  12. 3B Cody Asche Promoted to Phillies: What’s Next for Michael Young?

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT


    So it begins. With the Phillies mired in an ugly eight-game losing streak, and any designs on making the playoffs this season dashed along with it, the organization has promoted third-base prospect Cody Asche to the big club. It was only the first in what is likely to be a series of moves made in…

  13. I Can’t Stop Watching the Floating Hearts Above Ryan Howard’s Head

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Ryan Howard held a charity event in Philadelphia last night to benefit Stand Up for Literacy and the local media used the opportunity to ask the injured slugger his thoughts on Jonathan Papelbon’s recent comments that were somewhat contro… OMG LOOK AT THOSE FLOATING HEARTS ABOVE HOWARD’S HEAD. The event took place on Monday night…

  14. Let’s Trade Michael and Delmon Young Because I Don’t Like Them Very Much

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT


    Despite the rebuild-at-all-costs strategy supported, implicitly or explicitly, by many Phillies fans as the 2013 trade deadline approaches, I have a great deal of ambivalence about the idea of trading Chase Utley or Cliff Lee. If you can get back an absolutely dynamite set of prospects for either, I guess you have to, but as…

  15. Phillies Reportedly Shopping Cliff Lee But Want Team’s First Born in Return

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT


    The vibe out of the Philadelphia Phillies after their atrocious road trip sure seems to be “sell,” but to what extent still remains to be seen. Michael Young is probably packing up his locker in preparation as we type, but other guys like Carlos Ruiz, Jonathan Papelbon, or Cliff Lee seem to have a less…

  16. Philadelphia Phillies Exhaust Every Snarky Headline About Being Bad at Baseball

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    This is Steve Susdorf. He plays for the Philadelphia Phillies.

    The good news is the Phillies won’t lose today. The bad news is the Phillies stink. If you weren’t paying attention over the weekend — and really, we hope you weren’t — the Phillies continued their downward spiral into irrelevance by getting swept at the hands of the Detroit Tigers and as a bonus shin-kick…

  17. Phillies Give Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez 6 Years, $48 Million… Wait, Who?

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Bless their hearts. The Phillies may be mired in a season-worst six-game losing streak after falling 2-1 to the Tigers in Detroit on Friday night, but Ruben Amaro Jr. is still making moves. In this case though, we’re not talking about some chintzy deadline deal that won’t get this club over the top, but instead…

  18. You Could Fill An Entire Arena with All This Old Andrew Bynum Gear (And Some $2 Toasters)

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT


    Want a $2 dollar toaster that will print the Phillies’ logo on your bread? Of course, you do. [UPDATE: THE TOASTERS ARE ALREADY GONE. ONE GUY BOUGHT THREE.] Welcome to the annual Wells Fargo Center blowout sale. This is the event when all the dated merchandise leftover from last year — or even years prior…

  19. The Evster Kicks Ryan Braun Out of the Tribe

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT


    I don’t think you realize how devastating this whole Ryan Braun steroids thing is to Jewish people. To most non-Jews, it was just “another dude on PEDs” and doesn’t matter because “the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t even a real team” and another reminder that “I have to go to the dentist”. But to an entire population…

  20. Cards Sweep Phils: That’s Gotta Be It, Right?

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

    So the St. Louis Cardinals just won all three games of their home series against the Philadelphia Phillies, bringing the Fightins’ post All-Star record to 1-5. That one win, the superfun 13-8 Mets blowout in Citi Field that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicates, indeed feels very long ago now as the…

  21. What Should the Phillies Do with Chase Utley?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

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    In the midst of a four-game losing streak with less than a week to go until the trade deadline, it would seem the Phillies are sliding comfortably into “seller” territory. However, Ruben Amaro Jr. has exhibited reluctance when it comes to the notion of moving some of the club’s biggest pieces. Cliff Lee’s name had…

  22. The Phillies Aren’t Very Fun Anymore But They Can Still Be Hilarious

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    John Mayberry Jr.

    Wednesday night provided even more ugliness from the Philadelphia Phillies. There was plenty to hate about the 11-3 pummeling at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, and John Mayberry Jr.’s truly awful play on a ball in center field that allowed the bases to clear was one of them. But really, Phillies fans like…

  23. Sully Says Ruben Amaro Jr. Leaning towards Selling; Plus Mini Mart to the Rescue

    Jul 24, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT


    The huge news of the day surrounding the Phillies is the triumphant return of Michael Martinez to the roster. Mini Mart will replace Humberto Quintero who was DFAd. Dom Brown is also out of the lineup this evening after getting banged up on that failed attempt at a diving catch last night. He had some…

  24. Donovan McNabb Says Jim Thome Had a Rough Time Dealing with Philly Fans

    Jul 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT


    In an interview with Paul Domowitch that’s set to run in full inside Thursday’s edition of the Daily News, Donovan McNabb touches on a number of topics related to his Eagles career – his opinion of Philly fans, whether or not he’ll be booed at his retirement ceremony at the Linc this September, and some…

  25. The Next Step in Human Achievement: Frozen Beer Foam

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT


    Fire, the wheel, indoor plumbing, the telephone, electricity, the microchip … Frozen beer foam. The fine people at Kirin — a Japanese beer-maker you may or may not know thanks to its product Kirin Ichiban — have come up with the Kirin Ichiban Frozen Draft machine. Once the beer is poured, the frozen foam, which…