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  1. Report: OF Marlon Byrd returning to Phillies

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies are set to reunite with outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to multiple reports including Michael Barkann on 94 WIP who broke the news. When first hearing about the signing, there are two facts that stick out in Byrd’s bio. The right-handed bat is now 36 years old and was almost…

  2. Phillies moderately warm stove rumblings: Chooch, Trumbo… oh and Stanton again

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Things have been lukewarm on the stove to start the free agency period in Philadelphia. A couple of links of interest: Chooch is a free agent and the Phillies will attempt to bring him back as their catcher for 2014 but they’re not gonna just sit around and wait forever. Ruben did some posturing in…

  3. Phillies hire analytics guru, Amaro unsure it changes anything

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Upon finishing out 2013 with a 73-89 record, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. finally conceded the front office needed to begin incorporating analytics into personnel evaluations. Ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived—better late than never. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki revealed the organization has tabbed Scott Freedman from Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department for…

  4. Miguel Cabrera visiting all the wrong Philly sports franchises

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

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    What do you do if you’re a big-league ball player with time to kill in a cool city? Apparently, you go on a tour of the local professional sports’ franchises. Over the weekend, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made a pit stop inside the Flyers dressing room at the Wells Fargo Center where he…

  5. Charlie Manuel busy cleaning gutters but still considering job with Phillies

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Inquirer Columnist Bob Brookover had the pleasure of recently spending some time on the phone with former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel. They talked about what Charlie’s been up to as of late and also what the future may hold in store for the soon-to-be 70-year-old. First, I just love this quote about how Charlie’s been…

  6. Apparently, Darren Daulton had to stop Mitch Williams from ‘attacking’ Lenny Dykstra on Saturday

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Pretty descriptive headline, right? While we were out doing whatever it was we were doing, it sounds as if a fight was only narrowly avoided on Saturday at the Granite Run Mall between members of the 1993 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies during an autograph signing. Philliedelphia was the first one of the first sites…

  7. We wish Miguel Cabrera really was ‘property of Philadelphia’

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    No offense to Cody Asche or Maikel Franco, but Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera would look awfully good in red pinstripes. Likewise, you wouldn’t hear many arguments if the Phillies somehow unloaded Ryan Howard’s contract and stuck the 2012 American League Triple Crown Winner over at first base. No, Cabrera is not a free…

  8. Memo to the Phillies: Don’t “Go For It”

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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    With the World Series wrapping up this week, the Major League Baseball offseason is upon us. And with reports that the Phillies are in line to sign a hugely lucrative new local TV contract in the near future, a lot of fans of the local team are excited about a potential spending spree, one which…

  9. The Ultimate Throwback Thursday: Remembering the 2008 World Series Parade

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Five Halloweens ago, we awoke as champions, and headed out to celebrate.  It was a perfect Fall day (even if it wasn’t, I’d remember it that way), and the streets were filled with joy, confetti, and Phillies red.  Some of us were drunk, some of us were sober… but none of us were sober. The…

  10. Shane Victorino is a World Champion of baseball once again

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    There’s just something awesome about Shane Victorino with the bases loaded in the postseason. The Flyin’ Hawaiian made his mark on history once again last night when he ripped a bases clearing double high off the Green Monster to put the Red Sox up for good last night en route to the Red Sox defeating…

  11. Five years ago today we learned what winning felt like

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Before I even got to the ball park on October 29th, 2008, I had that feeling that so many others had that day: that this would be the day the Phillies finally bring a championship to the city of Philadelphia during my lifetime. I remember screaming and jumping up and down and saying out loud…

  12. The Evster highlights some of Tim McCarver’s best Tim McCarverisms

    Oct 29, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Broadcasting SUPER LEGEND Tim McCarver is retiring after this World Series, which means we only have a few more games to soak in his greatness. As of now, it is unclear who Fox will bring on as next season’s color analyst. Rumor has it they’re grooming John Smoltz to take over, while other reports say…

  13. What Phillies can learn from Red Sox rebuild: Sign short-term deals, survive bad deals, keep players motivated

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Last year, the Red Sox skidded to a 93-loss finish and, all things considered, one of the biggest underachievements in recent sports memory. This year, and after an 8-1 lathering of the Cardinals in Game 1, they’re three wins from a World Series crown. No matter the outcome, they’ve already capped a turnaround that’s nothing…

  14. I guess I’m pulling for Shane Victorino in the World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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    The World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals gets underway this evening up at Fenway Park. With the hopes of Philadelphia bringing a trophy back to Citizens Bank Park shelved for at least another year or five, the only logical rooting interest in this matchup is to pull for the…

  15. Dom Brown changes his tune: ‘I know the Philly fans love me’

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Domonic Brown caught some flak this week after Tweeting a photo of himself wearing a Cowboys jersey at the Linc on Sunday. He seemingly made matters worse by replying to fans with pouty statements such as, “Philly doesn’t love me,” and intimating he wouldn’t mind being traded. So Dom went on 97.5 The Fanatic on…

  16. Dom Brown wears Cowboys jersey to the Linc, pouts over backlash

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    The fact that Domonic Brown is a Cowboys fan isn’t a big deal. Sure, Phillies fans may find it distasteful, but most rational people understand professional athletes come from all over the place and have their own rooting interests. Keep showing up for work every day, don’t rub it in, and nobody would even notice…

  17. Report: Ban on home plate collisions ‘likely’

    Oct 19, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Opposing catchers such as Dioner Navarro for the Chicago Cubs know what they’re in for when they see Chase Utley rounding third base. If the ball beats Utley to the plate, they better brace themselves for impact. But not for long. One of the most exciting plays in baseball sounds like it’s on the verge…

  18. 5 years ago tonight: Matt Stairs hit the moon shot, earned free beer for life

    Oct 13, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

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    5 years ago today is when I started drinking free in Philly. Love homeruns !!!! — mstairs12 (@mstairs12) October 13, 2013 Still one of the best days to be a Phillies fan in my life. Matt Stairs tweet this afternoon reminded us all of the moon shot he hit off of Jonathan Broxton out in…

  19. Phillies newest Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez throws a knuckleball

    Oct 11, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Over the summer the Phillies reportedly made a huge $40+ million offer to Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and seemingly won the bidding war. That was a bit uncharacteristic of the organization as we’ve come to know them. Then after those initial first reports, we didn’t hear anything for a few weeks. Finally, the team…

  20. Walter White was almost a Phillies fan but that would have made him too unlikable

    Oct 10, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    We’ve had to own up to Pukemon (1, 2, 3), the guy who threw a snowball at Santa back in the 60s, Susan Finkelstein, Ed Rendell, etc. But all of those people who considered themselves Phillies fans would have been saints compared to the meth-making madman that is Walter White from AMC’s hit television show…

  21. You may not have seen the last of Charlie Manuel in Phillies pinstripes

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    It seems like just yesterday that Charlie Manuel was walking out of Citizens Bank Park with that Wawa bag in his hand for what many thought to be the last time as a member of the Phillies organization. Well, Cholly will never likely be manager again, but he could be back at CBP in another…

  22. Juan Uribe’s series-winning homer gives Phillies fans all kinds of fun-time flashbacks

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Dodgers third-baseman Juan Uribe hit what for most MLBers would be a career-defining homer last night in Game Four of L.A.’s NLDS series against the Atlanta Braves. With the Dodgers trailing 3-2 and a man on second in the eighth, Uribe lifted a no-doubter (based on his own reaction, anyway) to left off…

  23. The oldest man in the world, Jamie Moyer, talks pitching and sports psychology on NPR’s Fresh Air

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

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    The “Jamie Moyer for Phillies Pitching Coach” buzz is picking up quite a bit of steam after the 49-yr-old pitcher (he still hasn’t technically retired!) sat down yesterday with NPR’s Dave Davies to discuss his mental approach to baseball. Moyer, the first human born with an actual noodle for an arm, credits former Oakland A’s…

  24. A friendly reminder that both Michael and Delmon Young will be playing in the postseason

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Hey guys! The MLB postseason started in earnest last night. (Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers doesn’t count, since you can still use it to pad your regular season stats, for reasons I will never understand.) The Pirates beat the Reds in the Wild Card game, and good for them, having not played in…

  25. The Phillies only gave up two of the twenty longest home runs in baseball this season. Watch.

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Here’s a pretty great video featuring the 20 longest home runs hit in Major League Baseball this season. No Phillies hitters crack the list but the Phillies pitching staff is featured on more than one occasion. You’ll likely remember the Giancarlo Stanton bomb that landed in Planet Hoagie out in Ashurn Alley just a few…