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  1. Ex-Phillies Marlon Anderson and Ricky Ledee have some fun at Ruben Amaro’s expense

    Jan 22, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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    It looks like Phillies’ fans aren’t the only ones wondering which former Phillies outfielder could be the next to sign a contract with the team. After adding Marlon Byrd and now Bobby Abreu, former Phillies Ricky Ledee and Marlon Anderson were wondering if they would be the next ones to get the call from RAJ.…

  2. Roy Halladay will be with the Phillies in Clearwater as guest instructor

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    We mentioned the Phillies interest in Roy Halladay in a potential instructing role a couple of weeks ago. Today, the team announced that Halladay will in fact be a guest instructor down in Clearwater this spring, joining a handful of other former Phils. Halladay was known for his impressive work ethic almost as much as…

  3. There’s a Ruben Amaro joke somewhere in here

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    It’s nasty weather out there in Philadelphia today. I’d stay inside until tomorrow if I were you. Unless you’re within a two minute or so walk of the closest corner bar. That sounds like a pretty decent idea as well. They may have milk and bread. Here are some pretty photos of the snowy conditions…

  4. Phillies reportedly ‘sniffing around’ on potential Bobby Abreu reunion

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    I don’t know if there are any jokes left about the Phillies adding older players. We’ll just pass this report along: according to CSN’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are “sniffing around” on former Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu to potentially fill a need for a lefty bat off the bench. Abreu has been working hard in…

  5. Watch the entire 1980 Phillies Championship Parade in all its 80′s glory

    Jan 20, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    I stumbled upon a pretty rare YouTube gem this afternoon which is the entire broadcast of the 1980 Phillies Championship Parade on PHL17. Some of you old heads may remember this day rather well, but many of you probably weren’t even born yet when the Phillies first took their first float ride down Broad Street.…

  6. Vernon Wells rumors are now a thing in Philadelphia

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

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    You know things in the world of Phillies fandom are not their best when an article about a potential free agent signing has to explicitly state “it wouldn’t be a train wreck” and that rumored player has been “epically bad in recent years.” As if all of the moves Ruben Amaro Jr. makes these days…

  7. Cartoon: Charlie Manuel and Chris Wheeler fight over who gets the best role in Phillies organization

    Jan 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Charlie Manuel has some competition for his new job with the #Phillies: pic.twitter.com/J0LSYCUlEo — Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) January 15, 2014 Both Charlie Manuel and Chris Wheeler will be in new roles with the Phillie for the 2014 season. In what capacity the pair will serve the organization is a bit unclear, but Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist…

  8. Reports: Charlie Manuel to rejoin Phillies as senior adviser to Ruben

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

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    But will he bring his lunch to Citizens Bank Park come April in a Wawa bag? According to reports by 97.5 the Fanatic’s Brian Startare and CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury, Charlie Manuel has agreed to return to the Phillies organization in a senior adviser role to the General Manager. When Manuel was let go back in…

  9. The best of Chase Utley’s Twitter chat

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Chase Utley has been making the media rounds in full force this week, which is odd because it’s Chase Utley. Utley hasn’t backed down from any line of questioning from what I can tell. He thinks the Phillies can be contenders this year, steroid-users like Alex Rodriguez are a disappointment, and the Fightins’ new TV…

  10. The Phillies have interest in Roy Halladay

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Not as a pitcher obviously. He retired, remember. But the Phillies do apparently have interest in Roy Halladay as an instructor of some sort. Somewhat hidden in a note by Jim Salisbury about whether or not Charlie Manuel will return to the Philadelphia Phillies in a coaching role this coming season is a quick bit…

  11. The Phillie Phanatic will spend all spring in Clearwater for first time ever

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

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    Don’t get confused. That was not a pregnancy announcement by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dom Brown and the Phillie Phanatic that was posted to Instagram this afternoon. It was a photo from Mexico — we assume on the team’s cruise vacation that fans can go on if they fork over some dough — illustrating that the…

  12. Keith Olbermann is pissed at the Phillies over Wheels and Sarge move

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    If you caught Keith Olbermann’s show on ESPN2 on Wednesday night then you saw him select the Philadelphia Phillies as the “winner” of his segment known as the “World’s Worst in Sports.” It’s kind of his new play on his old MSNBC bit “Worst Person in the World” where he’d single out some nitwit. He…

  13. Bombshell: Chris Wheeler and Sarge Matthews out of Phillies broadcast

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

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    It’ll never be Cadillac Time again. In a rather shocking development, longtime Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler is out from the television broadcasts after decades in the booth. Sarge Matthews’ time in the booth has also come to an end as well. That’s just goofy. The AP first reported the news. Both will move to different…

  14. Old video of Jimmy Rollins with an afro dissing hockey

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Not entirely sure how I stumbled upon this undated-but-probably-old video this morning, but it’s pretty awesome for two reasons. First, Jimmy Rollins is sporting the afro he used to rock back in his early days with the Phillies. And two, J-Roll is asked about what he loves about Philadelphia and gives an answer that would…

  15. 5 reasons Philly sports fans should be excited for 2014

    Jan 1, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

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    5. Playoffs! 2013 came and went, and not one of the big four managed to reach their respective sport’s postseason. In fact, we have to go all the way back to May of 2012 when the Flyers and 76ers both advanced to the quarterfinals. Philadelphia did have some postseason representation in 2013. La Salle’s men’s…

  16. @FakeWIPCaller’s Ten Best (And Ten Worst) Philadelphia Sports Moments of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

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    The year 2013 got off to a pretty good start for Philadelphia sports fans, with the firing on New Years’ Eve of Andy Reid. Unfortunately, nothing else good happened for quite awhile, with the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all turning in awful seasons. It was another year without a local championship, just like all of…

  17. The 700 Level’s 25 favorite Philly wins (and ten least-favorite losses) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  18. The 700 Level’s 10 least-favorite Philly losses (and 25 favorite wins) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Jeff Maehl

    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  19. Video: What does the Phanatic say?

    Dec 20, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Well this exists. For those of you who don’t spend much time on the Internet, this video posted at the official MLB YouTube page is the parody of the uber popular “What Does the Fox Say?” by Ylvis, a “comedy duo” from Norway. I can’t say I expect this version to be another Internet sensation…

  20. Video: Ruben Amaro Jr. attempts to hypnotize you with mesmerizing Christmas display

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

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    Ruben Amaro Jr. addressed the media on Wednesday after making the signing of starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez official. The team also shared news that they brought catcher Lou Marson back to the organization and parted ways with the once highly touted catching prospect Sebastian Valle. Ruben says he still believes in the talent of his ball…

  21. Phillies sign pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    The Phillies finally made some waves at the Winter Meetings on Thursday as sources tell CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury that the team has signed free agent pitcher Roberto Hernandez who was formerly known as Fausto Carmona. He pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays last season and finished the year with a 6-13 record and a 4.89…

  22. The current Papelbon header on CSNPhilly.com

    Dec 11, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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    … currently reads “Please Take Papelbon” and includes this nugget from Jim Salisbury who is down working the Winter Meetings in Florida: The club also continues to look to move closer Jonathan Papelbon. “They’re selling the [crap] out of him,” a representative from one club said. You may have heard rumblings that there are people…

  23. Quotable: Ruben Amaro Jr. says Phillies are ‘built to win’

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apparently laughed off reports that the club was listening to offers for Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Inquirer beat writer Matt Gelb went so far as to say Amaro and assistant GM Scott Proefrock put on a “skit” about the rumors. This is baseball’s silly season, when a…

  24. Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Dom Brown all available for trade apparently

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Word out of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings is no piece is untouchable for the Philadelphia Phillies right now, including the aces up general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.’s sleeve. Buster Olney for ESPN reports the Phillies would be open to trading either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee, two of the three highest-paid players on the…

  25. Jonathan Papelbon’s ugly Christmas sweater photo is phenomenal

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Ugly Christmas Sweater parties have been going on ever since the Cosby Show first aired in 1984, so it’s safe to say we all have our own awkward photos wearing some horrid red and green sweater with snowflakes knitted into it — maybe a reindeer if you’re real dedicated. But I also think it’s safe…