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  1. There Will Be Break Dancers at Citizens Bank Park Tonight

    Jul 22, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ah, yes. The always enjoyable 80′s retro night returns to Citizens Bank Park this evening for the Phillies-Padres game.

  2. Talent Show! San Diego Possible Future Phillies in Town for Scorching Weekend Set

    Jul 22, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    The Phillies are linked to just about every available right-handed bat and relief arm on the market right about now, marking yet another player movement period in which they, like the Eagles and Flyers, are the playground of agents and sportswriters alike.

  3. Hot Stove Heats Up! Cools Down: On Hunter Pence, Melky, Heilman

    Jul 21, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT

    Would the Astros trade Hunter Pence for Vance Worley? What else would they want? What about a deal for Melky Cabrera? We examine the latest hot stove rumblings.

  4. Ozzie Guillen Loses It, Calls White Sox ‘F@!g Pathetic’

    Jul 21, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Watch White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen lose it after a tough loss yesterday.

  5. The Sultry Voices of Tim McCarver and Greg Gross

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    You may know Tim McCarver as the other guy in the Fox booth who may makes you want to throw things at your television. You may also know him from his playing days when he was the personal catcher for Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton. There’s also an outside chance you know him as the guy with zero self-awareness who quite seriously released an album titled “Tim McCarver Sings Selections from The Great American Songbook.”

  6. Doug Glanville a Bit Rusty in His Old Age

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Doug Glanville air-mails home plate in ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field.

  7. Vance Refrigerates Cubs, as Offense Rolls to Eighth Consecutive Series Win

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Phillies hammered the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 9 to 1 on an oppressively hot afternoon at Wrigley.

  8. Hot Hot Vance Worley Hot Sun Sweat Hot

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    It’s gonna be a battle at Wrigley Field this afternoon. Not only the Phillies vs. the Cubs, but the sun vs. humans. While Tuesday night wasn’t nearly as hot and sticky as Monday evening, both of those games were played with our planet’s star out of plain sight. Today, it’s going to be friggin’ hot.

  9. Ryan and Chase on the Bus: An Animated Short

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    From the people who brought you “Buddy Bird’s Sports Desk” comes a new Phillies cartoon featuring Ryan Howard and Chase Utley riding on a bus, talking about their dreams. It’s not laugh out loud funny, and is certainly a bit awkward, but it’s worth watching for the animation alone. Utz is rocking a Phillie Phanatic neck pillow. That’s detail.

  10. Late Inning Come-From-Behind Heroics Help Erase Early Ineptitude

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Martinez hit a bloop single down the line in right that scored both Francisco and Rollins to put the Phillies up 4-2. MiniMart was so excited with what would prove to be the game winner that he got thrown out caught between second and third. Awful base running, but we’ll let it slide tonight.

  11. Roy Halladay Survives Earth’s Attempt to Reject His Kind

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

    Good news, Roy Halladay fans. The Phillies ace is doing just fine after coming out of last night’s game against the Cubs due to heat-related issues. Earth’s yellow sun may be what gives Superman his powers, but heat and humidity (or perhaps All-Star festivities?) zapped Halladay of his, at least for a night. Fortunately, Doc reports that he’s doing just fine today.

    Per Matt Gelb of the Inquirer:

    “Once I got back to the hotel, got to sleep, then I felt a lot better,” Halladay said.

    The sound you hear right now is that of a hotel manager just BURSTING to violate his chain’s guest confidentiality pledge.

  12. Victorino Gets Back to Yard Work, Oswalt Feels Great, Clifton Tonight

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    After being activated earlier in the day, Shane Victorino will get the start in center and bat fifth tonight as Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.82) and the Phillies take on Matt Garza (4-7, 3.97) and the Cubs. As you can see from the above photo, taken by the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb, Shane is ready to go to do some yardwork tonight in the Wrigley outfield.

  13. Rumblings: Phillies Checking On Leo Nunez

    Jul 19, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted today that the Phillies have inquired about Marlins closer Leo Nunez. He’d certainly be an upgrade over the likes of Andrew Carpenter and David Herndon, who both pitched ineffectively in relief last night.

  14. Photo Gallery: Scenic Wrigley Field

    Jul 19, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

    The weather was disgustingly hot, the Phillies play was ugly, but the views at Wrigley Field on Monday were sweet.

  15. Cole Hamels WWE Champion?

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:58 AM EDT

    Before Monday’s game at Wrigley Field, Phillies pitcher and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels has his photo taken with WWE Champion CM Punk, who defeated John Cena for the title and walked out on the company at Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Chicago.

  16. Roy Halladay Leaves Early Due to Heat, Cubs Beat Phils 6-1

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    Monday night’s game was painful to watch for those sitting at home in their living rooms, spoiled by the luxuries of icy cool air conditioning and frosty beverages. So just imagine how painful it was for the Phillies fans who trekked out to Wrigley Field to cheer on their squad only to sit in what felt like a sauna. It wasn’t just the 91 degree first pitch temperature. It was a sticky, humid, oppressive heat. And it got to Roy Halladay.

  17. Halladay Kicks Off Wrigley Series, Plus Other Exciting Tidbits

    Jul 18, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    The Phillies kick off their three game set at Wrigley Field this evening with Roy Halladay on the mound. We’ve got updates on Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, and Charlie Manuel’s trade deadline preferences.

  18. Phils Visit Their Former Partners in Permanent Putridity

    Jul 18, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    The Phillies are in Chicago this week taking on a Cubs team that has fallen on the hardest of times. Amazing how fast that can happen.

  19. Jim Thome Approaching 600 HRs in Style

    Jul 18, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

    Jim Thome hit his 596th career home run over the weekend, and holy sh!t was it a blast.

  20. Shane Victorino’s Zoolander Moment in Trenton

    Jul 18, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Shane Victorino was in Trenton on Sunday playing in a rehab game for the Reading Phillies when he bashed a ball out of the park to left… at least he thought it was out and rounded the bases…

  21. Mike Martinez! Phillies Secure Seventh-Straight Series Victory

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    That’s more like it. The Philadelphia Phillies have completed their seventh series victory in their last seven match ups. The win against the rival Mets stretches the club’s record to 29-16 against the NL East, the best intra-division win-loss in all of baseball.

  22. Kendrick vs. Pelfrey in Phils-Mets Rubber Match

    Jul 17, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    So far in this Phillies-Mets series, both teams have gotten their asses handed to them in one game while playing the role of the ass-handers in the other. Yesterday’s loss was something of an embarrassment for the Phils, with Cole Hamels once again getting knocked around by the Mets, who must be in the fine print in the contract he signed with the devil to get that changeup. Meanwhile, the offense was weak, making Jon Niese look like the Cy Young candidate pitching that day.

    Today it’s Kyle Kendrick and Mike Pelfrey, with the Mets getting their second of two non-Ace starts this series due to Bruce Bochy using up both of Roy Halladay’s and Cliff Lee’s next turns in the All-Star Game.

    Pelfrey is coming off of two straight solid starts, with his last, a 2-ER effort in San Francisco, being squandered via some offensive ineptitude. The Phillies have faced Pelfrey three times this season and tuned him up for 12 earned runs in 14 innings.

    Neither offense is intact today, so no excuses about which Phils bats aren’t in the lineup. They have should have enough to get to Pelfrey.

    With yesterday’s win, the Mets climbed a game above .500. I don’t like that one bit. Time to wipe that smug off their heads, take them back to decidedly average, and let the Nats climb ahead of them in the middling, non-threatening portion of the NL East standings (heading into Sunday’s action: Mets 11 GB, Nats 11.5).

    If the Phils turn in another performance like yesterday’s, there’s always the women’s World Cup Final featuring the US and Japan at 2 PM.

  23. Rosenthal: On the Phillies’ Mentality at the Trade Deadline (plus: the Mike Adams Watch Begins)

    Jul 17, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal touches a few bases with respect to what the Phillies might do at the upcoming MLB trade deadline in his column today. Although rival clubs say the Phils are putting it out there that they can only add about $2 million in salary, the rest of the league has come to know that what we’ve seen from Ruben Amaro Jr in recent acquisition periods is likely to continue in some way later this month. No, they won’t be adding another ace (at least, I doubt it). But they will do something.

  24. Hamels Tagged for Seven Earned in Late Afternoon Loss

    Jul 16, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels’ struggles in the city of New York continue. The All-Star left-hander is now a stinging 1-10 lifetime in starts made on the road in NY.

  25. Hamels, Phillies Look to Lock Down Yet Another Series Win

    Jul 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    With last night’s 7-2 final in Flushing Meadows, the Phillies have put themselves in position to claim their seventh straight series victory with a win Saturday. And, considering the pitching match up, the odds don’t look half bad, as Cole Hamels squares off against Jon Niese.