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  1. Chase Utley Celebrates Contract Extension by Destroying Cubs’ Catcher

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT


    Chalk up this play under the “Reasons Chase Utley Is Still in Philadelphia” column. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and standing on second base, Ryne Sandberg predictably sent Utley home on Kevin Frandsen’s single into right field. Like we’ve seen so many times before this season, the runner was destined to be…

  2. Watch Ben Revere Spend Time in the Booth with T-Mac and Sarge

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT


    Ben Revere is on the mend and spent a couple half innings in the booth last night with Sarge and T-Mac and it was fantastic. Mostly because Ben loves to talk which means Sarge and T-Mac have to keep quiet. You can watch almost 11 minutes of Phillies center fielder’s time in the booth over…

  3. Reports: Chase Utley and Phillies Agree to Contract Extension

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT


    Rejoice, city of Philadelphia! For Chase Utley will wear a Phillies uniform beyond the 2013 season. Both Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury and Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki have sources saying Utley and the team have agreed to a contract extension. No word on the details yet but you’ll have a few more…

  4. Video: Let’s All Watch Cole Hamels Chew Bubble Gum

    Aug 7, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT


    Good thing @FanSince09 didn’t write this post or it may have been titled “Cole Hamels Blows (Bubblegum).” For the unfamiliar, Cole Hamels is one of a few players featured on new packages of Big League Chew bubblegum. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Hamels Foundation.

  5. Philadelphia Fans Really Are Not Fond of Jonathan Papelbon

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT


    The Phillies finally found a team they could beat on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Thanks, Chicago Cubs. It was a fairly entertaining albeit ugly game too. Darin Ruf attempted and failed to leg out a triple but later smashed a homer to make up for it which was fun for the South Philadelphia…

  6. Phillies May Not Land Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez According to Report

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    The Phillies have had a miserable 2013. There’s no denying that. One of the lone moments of optimism occurred a couple of weeks back when word broke that the franchise had won the bidding war for Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Well, now that move may have even gone sour. Ugh. Phillies beat writer…

  7. Darin Ruf Thought Juan Samuel Was Joking About Playing RF Tonight

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT


    Good news – well, maybe just news: Domonic Brown has been activated and returns to the Phillies’ lineup on Tuesday night for the first time sustaining a concussion on July 23. Due to Dom’s return, Darin Ruf’s reign of terror in left field will now end. Ruf’s reign of terror in right field on the…

  8. Report: Antonio Bastardo Among Players Receiving 50-Game Suspension for Biogenesis Involvement

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo is among the players MLB will suspend 50 games for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Rosenthal says that Bastardo will accept the 50-game suspension. Among players accepting 50-game suspensions: #Rangers’ Cruz, #Tigers’ Peralta, #Phlllies’ Bastardo, #Mets’ Valdespin, #Padres’ Cabrera. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…