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  1. Scenes from Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Phillie Panatic

    There’s nothing quite like Opening Day at the ballpark, whether it’s a World Series contender or an 0-162 also-ran. It’s just too bad not everybody can be in attendance to take in the festivities. Thanks to Associated Press photographer Chris Szagola, we’re able to bring you some of the visual effects. There’s nothing quite like…

  2. Chase’d from home: no Utley (flu) for Phillies home opener

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Looking, ummm, good there, Chase...

    Ah, the familiar sights of Citizens Bank Park. The Mike Schmidt statue outside the third base gate. The Robin Roberts statue outside the first base gate. The Ryan Howard statue at first base. Chase Utley at second base. Baseball doesn’t get much better than when Utley is playing in the dirt. Unfortunately for fans making…

  3. Watch: The Phillie Phanatic stars in punny new Comcast SportsNet spots

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Being from the Galapagos Islands, the Phillie Phanatic is no stranger to evolution. But even the Phanatic isn’t always happy with the shade of green his furry coat of feathers comes in naturally. So in preparation of opening day, he may get some highlighting work done to it to give it that shiny texture that…

  4. There will be Phillies baseball today in South Philadelphia

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Mondays are a downer. Yesterday more so than usual given that our promise of opening day baseball in Philadelphia was taken from us and replaced with a dreary, wet, and boring day. But the baseball gods will reward our patience today with the promise of 60+ degrees and sunshine come first pitch at 4:07 pm…

  5. This is what it looks like to parachute into Citizens Bank Park [VIDEO]

    Apr 7, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Here’s a pretty awesome video taken from the point of view of the Leap Frogs — the US Navy Parachute Team — as they jump from a plane 6,500 feet up and land smoothly on the bright green grass of Citizens Bank Park’s field. According to the video they’re falling at 120 mph towards earth.…

  6. Hopefully you’re not tailgating outside CBP right now

    Apr 7, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

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    The Phillies didn’t waste any time in postponing today’s scheduled home opener against the Brewers at 3:05 pm and moving it to Tuesday at 4:05 pm instead due to the weather forecast calling for rain all day long. The fact that they made the call over 24 hours in advance gave fans plenty of time…

  7. Photo Gallery: Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg joins other Chicago Cubs legends for first pitch on Wrigley’s big day

    Apr 4, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Wrigley Field is celebrating 100 years of baseball this season and it all starts with the Philadelphia Phillies taking on the Chicago Cubs this afternoon in a matinée game serving as the Cubs 2014 home opener. It is one of three home openers the Phils will play in this season. The first was a win…

  8. Papelbon peeved at positioning pertaining to potential game-ending play (The Phils lost again).

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Two issues with last night’s walkoff loss in Texas, the second night in a row the Phillies came up on the short end of a walkoff. The first issue is obviously Jonathan Papelbon. Putting inflated salary aside, he’s simply nothing close to resembling a shutdown closer to finish last season and begin the 2014 campaign.…

  9. Of course Pat Burrell went yard when he took BP yesterday wearing khakis [VIDEO]

    Apr 3, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT

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    Pat Burrell popped up on the blog yesterday due to the continuing legacy he’s created off the field when it comes to the ladies, but the Bat can still bash. He still has it at the dish as well. CSN Bay Area posted the above clip of Burrell, currently a scout for the San Francisco…

  10. Audio of Pat Burrell’s amazing ‘pluck one from the herd’ line today

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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    “ Pat Burrell is still out working for the San Francisco Giants as a “special assignment scout” and assistant to general manager Brian Sabean which means as part of his current job description he will occasionally drop by local sports talk radio stations. And sometimes the radio hosts he’s speaking with will ask him perfect…

  11. The Ben Revere pick-off play that probably cost the Phillies a win

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Lots of talk about managerial decisions after the Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-2 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Ryne Sandberg left Cody Asche and Domonic Brown out of the lineup altogether in favor of righty vs. lefty matchups. The Phils skipper then proceeded to fail to pinch hit accordingly in opposite scenarios later on,…

  12. Cody Asche, Dom Brown not in lineup for Game 2 at Texas

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    Cody Asche, Domonic Brown, Kevin Frandsen

    All Cody Asche did on Opening Day was get on base in four of five at bats, cross the plate four times and drive in two runs in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 14-10 win over the Texas Rangers. Apparently, all he’ll be doing in the Game 2 of the series is watching from the dugout, at…

  13. Scenes from a goofy but victorious opening day in Texas for the Phillies

    Mar 31, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    The only thing Monday’s opening day down in Texas was missing was Chris Wheeler on your television calling baseball “goofy.” I’m not sure what was least expected: the Phillies bats erupting for 14 runs or Cliff Lee struggling mightily, allowing 8 earned runs on 11 hits over 5 innings of work. But at the end…

  14. Jimmy Rollins hits an opening day grand slam for his 200th career home run

    Mar 31, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Jimmmmaaaaayyyy! Remember how fun this can be? Jimmy Rollins bashed a grand slam to the seats in right down in Texas in his second at-bat of the season. It just so happened to be the 200th home run of his career. It was the second major milestone Jimmy reached on the day. By making his…

  15. Reasons to get excited for Phillies baseball: At least we get to watch Cliff Lee every fifth day

    Mar 31, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Looking, ummm, good there, Chase...

    They’re not really built to be a win now team. They haven’t been bad enough over the past few seasons to have promising young pieces to look ahead to a bright future. And their spring was one for the crapper. So aside from “it’s always nice to have baseball around” and “the lines at Citizens…

  16. The Pope has more Philly sports jerseys than you do

    Mar 27, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Unless you’re one of those people who love jerseys, maybe. Then you could possibly have more Philly sports jerseys than the Pope now does after Mayor Nutter and his cohorts showered the Pontifex with gifts, most of which were sports jerseys with “Pope Francis” on the back. From Dan McQuade at Philly Mag who suggested…

  17. Bobby Abreu will not make the Phillies roster

    Mar 26, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Phillies have told Bobby Abreu he will not make team. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) March 26, 2014 According to multiple reports on Twitter, the Phillies have informed Bobby Abreu that he will not make the team, thus ending his attempt to return to right field at Citizens Bank Park and avoid the wall one final…

  18. Reminder: The Phillies do have guys that can hit some homers occasionally

    Mar 26, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT

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    I know you’re all recovering from the news that Kevin Frandsen is no longer in the Phillies organization while also dealing with the reality that Bobby Abreu still has a decent shot at making the opening day roster when the team flies north later this week, but here’s a little ray of sunshine from Florida…

  19. Poll: Would you rather be proposed to at a Phillies game or a Phillies 5K race?

    Mar 24, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Phillies fans from all across the Delaware Valley laced up their sneaks, put on their favorite Pat Burrell shirseys, and pinned numbers to their chest to run a couple of miles around Citizens Bank Park over the weekend. But only one lucky lady was greeted at the finish line with a diamond. We’ve seen countless…

  20. The Mets sent an awful tweet before deleting it this afternoon

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

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    The Mets deleted their tweet, which, as you know, means it is no longer on the Internet and never happened anyway. pic.twitter.com/BIr6x8cXO3 — Jesse Spector (@jessespector) March 24, 2014 It used to be we could mock the Mets because they had an awful baseball team. With the way the tides have turned in the NL…

  21. Here are the Phillie Phanatic sunglasses that will be all the rage this summer at Citizens Bank Park

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

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    The Phillies announced an array of new food, fan experiences, and gear that fans can enjoy down at Citizens Bank Park this summer. They’ll have a “Top 10 Moments of Citizens Bank Park” as chosen by the fans in celebration of their 10th year at the ballpark as well as a new Phanatical Rewards program…

  22. Watch Comcast’s original report on the Vet demolition 10 years ago today

    Mar 21, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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    I can’t remember where I was the day the Vet came down. All I can recall is that I was out of town and therefore unable to make it down to South Philly to watch the 700 level meet its end. Maybe I was a little disappointed for missing out on the destruction of Veterans…

  23. No D-Jax? No J-Roll? No Problem! @FakeWIPCaller weighs in

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    It’s been a week of turmoil for our local teams and a couple of their biggest stars, with DeSean Jackson supposedly about to be traded by the Eagles, and Jimmy Rollins reportedly on the outs with the Phillies, who are asking him to show “leadership.” If you ask me, good riddance to both. First of…

  24. You don’t want to hear what the scouts Jayson Stark talks to have to say about the Phillies

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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    On one hand it’s Friday and you can always handle bad news a little better on Friday. Plus you’ve got a full day of NCAA hoops to keep you occupied. On the other hand, none of this should come as much of a surprise to you. But Jayson Stark’s latest on your Philadelphia Phillies certainly…

  25. Phillies season ticket numbers down by at least 5,000

    Mar 20, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

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    I know at least three different people personally who opted not to renew their partial season ticket plans for the Phillies this season. A couple 17-game plans here and a couple Sunday packages there and it all adds up to roughly 5,000 less season tickets sold than last year. That number is according to the…