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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    MLB: NLDS-Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Remember Phillies fans, no matter how hard things get there are still the Marlins

    Oct 1, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

    Yeah, October 3rd hasn't happened yet.

    You may have missed it over the weekend because who cares about baseball at this point of the season when the Phillies aren’t playing, but the Miami Marlins managed to throw something of a wacky and wild no hitter to close out the season. Pretty cool moment in a likely forgettable season for the Marlins.…

  14. Carlos Ruiz: ‘I’m Philly right now. Still Philly.’

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Carlos Ruiz packed up his locker on Monday with the rest of the Phillies players and said his goodbyes for the winter. But the goodbyes for Chooch were likely a bit tougher due to the uncertainty of whether or not Ruiz will ever be back in the Citizens Bank Park clubhouse to put on a…

  15. Amaro: Phillies front office will incorporate analytics into personnel evaluations

    Sep 30, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t need to tell anybody that he didn’t have a very good year. His team finished with the seventh-worst record in Major League Baseball at 73-89, 23 games out of first place in the same NL East the club once presided over for five consecutive seasons. Amaro accepted his…

  16. The 20 happiest memories from a Phillies season mostly worth forgetting

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    And so the Phillies finish the 2013 MLB season with a 73-89 record, seventh worst in the NL, and a league-worst run differential that suggests they were somehow actually far crappier than even their miserable record would suggest. Hope that this team would end up as any more than this faded quickly after the All-Star…

  17. The Phillies statement on letting pitching coach Rich Dubee go

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Pitching coach Rich Dubee talks to  Halladay as Chooch arrives at the mound.  Halladay left the game. He was relieved by Luis Garcia. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Charlie Manuel was not the only coach in the Phillies dugout to get the axe this season. After finishing out the string on Sunday afternoon, the team announced this morning that longtime pitching coach Rich Dubee will not return to the club next season. The team’s full  statement: The Phillies have opted not to renew…

  18. Who Said It: Sarge Matthews or a Child in the AT&T Commercials?

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Congratulations, everyone!  We survived the Sisyphusian hellscape that was the 2013 Phillies season.  It hasn’t been pretty. But we had some fun, didn’t we? I said some.  If you were like many fans this season, you attended fewer games at Citizens Bank Park, so you probably found yourself watching more of the broadcasts.  This has…

  19. Words used in describing Jonathan Papelbon’s performance last night: flaccid

    Sep 29, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

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    Phillies scribe Jim Salisbury set the scene in Atlanta last night: ATLANTA — Jonathan Papelbon looked a little like Roy Halladay as he bobbed and weaved his way through the ninth inning with a flaccid fastball and a bag full of off-speed trickery Saturday night. Paps made the Philadelphia faithful sweat it out but eventually…

  20. Casper Wells’ dad was thoroughly unimpressed by son’s performance

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Hey, do you remember that time about a month ago when Casper Wells went 0 for 7 at the plate and surrendered five runs on the mound in the longest game in Phillies history? Of course you do – it’s history! Yes, Casper Wells is a person who played for the Phillies this season, which…

  21. Wu-Tang Forever: Cliff Lee’s Ridiculous Start Ends Ridiculous Month, Phils Lose Anyway

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you didn’t know better watching the Phils last night, you might have thought they were actually playing for something. Well, actually, that’s not true at all–the offense looks like it packed it in months ago, and the Fightins continued their prodigious recent output at the plate last night with a mere two hits, two…

  22. New Charlie Manuel artwork by Daniel Duffy pays homage through his players

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    We’ve featured the artwork of Daniel Duffy and his Lion World shop on this site many times in the past so the style of this Charlie Manuel artwork is likely familiar to many of you. For those who haven’t seen it, Duffy uses words and stats to fill out the actual images in his work.…

  23. Mariano makes emotional final appearance at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The great Mariano Rivera pitched his final game at Yankee Stadium last night. After embarking on something like a farewell tour all season around the country, Rivera said his goodbyes to the Bronx. And it was awesome. Watch him make the jog out from the bullpen one last time: And watch Derek Jeter and Andy…

  24. Video: Hunter Pence’s youth baseball instructional video is everything you imagined and more

    Sep 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    In retrospect — and maybe even at the time — sending Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart to the Astros for Hunter Pence, not a great idea. Still, it’s amazing how it easy it is for athletes to make fans like them. Show even the slightest bit of a sense of humor, especially by way of…

  25. How much should the Phils care about ending with a bottom ten record?

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    I was watching some of the Phils-Mets series ender last Sunday with some Met fan friends, rooting for the Phils to squeak one out and not have to suffer the indignity of a home sweep at the hand of their hated NL East rivals. To my mild surprise, though, some of the Met fans were…