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  1. 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…

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

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT


    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.…

  3. Mariano makes emotional final appearance at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT


    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…

  6. Ruben on Halladay: ‘I’d like to think it’s not the last we’ll see of Doc.’

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay  heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia.  The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    When Roy Halladay was pulled from Monday’s game after throwing just 16 pitches and allowing two bases on balls, many people thought they’d just witnessed Doc’s final outing as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and perhaps of the former Cy Young winner’s career. But Ruben Amaro Jr. isn’t putting it so harshly. In fact,…

  7. That ugly Phillies tower sign is finally coming down… sort of

    Sep 24, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    click on the above images to enlarge Good news! That eyesore of a sign between Citizens Bank Park and the lovely Philadelphia skyline is finally coming down after all of these years. Well, it’s not coming down entirely, but they are going to chop part of it off and make it a bit lower so…

  8. Roy Halladay leaves game after just three batters due to ‘right arm fatigue’ [UPDATE: Season over]

    Sep 23, 2013, 7:54 PM 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)

    Roy Halladay’s career as a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher could possibly be over. Doc was pulled from Monday night’s game down in Miami after facing just three Marlins batters. His fastball topped out at a meager 83 mph. Halladay walked leadoff man Donovan Solano on four pitches, got Ed Lucas to foul out to second, and…

  9. Exclusive: The Phillie Phanatic writes a guest column for the Daily News

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT


    The above photo was taken by Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, Ryan Lawrence, at yesterday’s game — the final at Citizens Bank Park of the 2013 season. Through our sources we obtained a copy of the Phanatic’s column before it has been published elsewhere. You can read it below. CITIZENS BANK PARK…

  10. Ryne Sandberg officially gets the gig

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT


    The Phillies closed out their home slate over the weekend in 2013 style. They were swept by the New York Mets. The final home games of the year always feel like they mark the true end of summer and the start to fall in Philadelphia. Sunday marked another big change. Ryne Sandberg had the interim…

  11. Giancarlo Stanton Crushed a Home Run Into a Hoagie Joint Last Night

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT


    And Ruben Amaro’s cravings for the Marlins’ power hitter reached an all-time high. Sure, Stanton’s bomb reached the Planet Hoagie out in Ashburn Alley on a bounce but it was still one freakin’ beast of a home run. As for the baseball contest, the Phillies failed to take advantage of the bases loaded situation in…

  12. Photo: Roy Halladay walks off the Citizens Bank Park mound for maybe the last time

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay  heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia.  The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Roy Halladay may have pitched his final game ever as a Phillies pitcher in South Philadelphia last night. He had more “Jamie Moyer stuff” than the face breaker we’d come to know over the years, but he walked off the mound in the sixth inning with the lead and went on to earn the win.…

  13. These Still Frames of Home Plate Collision Give New Meaning to the Term ‘Dom Bomb’

    Sep 17, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT


    Somewhat lost amid Cliff Lee’s masterful execution on the baseball diamond in Monday night’s 12-2 victory was the vicious collision at home plate between Domonic Brown and Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis. Advantage: Dom. Brown dropped his shoulder heading into home and absolutely obliterated Mathis on this play in the third inning, leaving his feet as…

  14. Cliff Lee Thinks Hitting Triples Is Fun and All But Would Prefer a Nice Leisurely Trot Around the Bases

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT


    Oh, Cliff. After his three hit night at the plate including a triple and 4 RBIs, Lee joked with the media that he’d prefer a nice easy stroll around the bases as opposed to having to leg it to third. He has a point. “I’d prefer to hit then trot the bases and go sit…

  15. Invisible Touch: Cliff Lee Owns the Marlins, Sets Some Cool Stat Benchmarks

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    That Cliff Lee is a badass is nothing new, that the Marlins are a terrible team is even un-newer. But tonight’s performance from the Pfife Dog was nonetheless impressive by any standards, and did well to remind us that despite Cliff Lee’s questionable status as a gargantuan-salaried pitcher on a sub-.500 team, we’re pretty fortunate…

  16. Cesar Hernandez Thought He Worked the Elusive Three Ball Walk

    Sep 14, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Cesar Hernandez

    It was another crappy game for the Phillies on Friday night down in Washington where they were handled rather easily by the Nationals to the tune of 6-1. It was the Nats seventh straight victory as they try to make a real push to win a wild card spot. Kyle Kendrick was particularly bad but…

  17. Phillies Get Ohlendorf Tonight Instead of Strasburg

    Sep 13, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

    The Phillies could again play the role of thorn in the side of Nationals fans and their hopes of fighting for a wildcard spot in the final few weeks of the season. The two sides kickoff a weekend set this evening in Washington and the Nats are already feeling the pain. The freakout began when…

  18. Watching Roy Halladay Discuss His Performance These Days Is Tough

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT


    lost… collapsing… frustrating… really looking forward to pitching today… disappeared… make things work… tough… hard time… Those are all words Roy Halladay used last night when discussing his struggles in the Phillies 10-5 win over the Padres. And if you watch the way Roy talks in the above video, it’s strangely painful. Like his most…

  19. Video: Mike Vick was at the Phillies game last night

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT


    Sadly, he was not there to learn how to slide. Mike Vick was at the Phillies game last night in South Philadelphia as part of a promotion with the Eagles Youth Partnership and 94 WIP. He took the game in with the rowdy youngsters you see behind him. The Phillies beat the San Diego Padres…

  20. David Montgomery OK with Timing of Charlie Manuel’s Firing

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT


    Matt Gelb has a wide-ranging interview with David Montgomery in Thursday’s edition of The Inquirer. The Phillies president gives general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. a vote of a confidence – much to your delight – and talks the organization’s upcoming TV deal. But what we really want to know almost a month after the fact…

  21. Cameron Rupp Faceplants on His First MLB Hit, Gets Ovation in Otherwise Awful Phils Loss

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies

    Well, the Phillies followed up their three-game weekend sweep of the Braves by getting blown out at home by one of the few teams in baseball with a worse record than they have (though not anymore–with the win, the Padres actually have a better record than the Phillies again), losing tonight’s series opener by a…

  22. The Phillies: Woof.

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    The Phillies lost to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night by the final of 8-2. It was an ugly affair. You can read about that misery here if you’re into that sort of thing or you can watch the above video featuring puppies at a baseball game. It was “Bark at the Park” night…

  23. Photo: Chip Kelly Uses Amazing Phillie Phanatic and ‘Rocky’ Playcall Signs

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Eagles Redskins Football

    These photos are real. Taken by the Associated Press from tonight’s Eagles victory over the Redskins. And they are glorious. Not only did Chip Kelly make one hell of a first impression with the city of Philadelphia with the game he called, he also showed a sense of humor with his playcards you see below.…

  24. Dom Brown Will Wear His Dallas Cowboys Jersey with Pride and Subsequently Laugh at Philly Fans Outrage

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT


    The only time I really questioned a professional athlete wearing an opposing team’s jersey was that one time Terrell Owens wore a Michael Irvin Cowboys jersey while T.O. was still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. That one seemed a bit weird in the etiquette department. But T.O. and proper etiquette never really seemed to…

  25. Every Ex-Phillies Outfielder Is Having an Awesome Season

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT


    A rotating cast of Cesar Hernandez, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. and Freddy Galvis (!) certainly isn’t what most Phillies fans would have ever pictured the team’s outfield looking like a couple years ago–hell, even at the beginning of this season–and though injuries (to Dom Brown and Ben Revere, namely) have much to do with…