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  1. Video: Evan Gattis Destroys a Baseball into Ashburn Alley for Longest HR Ever at CBP

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT


    It was not a great weekend for the first place Braves as they were swept by the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. But the ball promising rookie Evan Gattis absolutely crushed to center field off of Cole Hamels on Sunday may have been the longest ball we’ve ever seen hit into Ashburn Alley. You can…

  2. Ethan Martin to the Bullpen as Phils Welcome Braves to Town

    Sep 6, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT


    The Phillies kick off a series with the Atlanta Braves this evening at Citizens Bank Park, the outcome of which not many of you likely care about. But the team did do something today that could play an interesting roll with future teams you will hopefully care more about: they moved Ethan Martin to the…

  3. Hi Shane! Victorino Still Finding Himself Involved with Fan Beverages

    Sep 5, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    What’s the deal with Shane Victorino and fans evacuating their frosty beverages from their cups? You surely remember the time a fan at Wrigley Field felt the need to shower Shane with a little Old Style while attempting to make a catch. Anyway, as you can see in the above video (via Hot Clicks), Shane…

  4. Mike Trout Thinks He Can Beat Mike Vick In a 50-Yard Sprint

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT


    Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels may be the greatest outfielder in all the land but his claim that he can beat Eagles QB Mike Vick in a sprint leaves me doubting the New Jersey native. Trout, considered to be one of the fastest players in baseball, was a guest on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk…

  5. Ryne Sandberg On Roy Halladay: It’s Hard to Say

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT


    One of the more unexpected storylines of this Phillies sad season is the fact that Roy Halladay returned from shoulder surgery in late August after many thought the procedure wound end his career in Philadelphia. But Doc made impressive recovery time and has started twice since returning. The results have been mixed. With the question…

  6. Tonight at Citizens Bank Park: IronPigs vs. Nationals at 7:05

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT


    Neil Hartman — not a fan of the Phillies’ Monday night lineup. And he’s right, it’s not 2008 or 2009 or 2010 anymore. Hell, it’s not even 2012: Tonight’s #Phillies lineup vs WSH. Martin vs Gonzalez. 7:05pm. CSN/1210WPHT/94WIP/ — Phillies (@Phillies) September 3, 2013 No Chase, no Jimmy. Actually, Ryne Sandberg could not play…

  7. Phillies Prospect Breaks a Rib While Getting Off the Couch

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


    Now you have an excuse to stay on the couch the next time your spouse/parent/employer asks you to get up and take care of business. Remaining comfortably reclined, preferably with a blanket and the television remote, is in the best interest of your personal health. They won’t believe you at first, but calmly explain the…

  8. Loved Jimmy Rollins Slide at Home with the Frandsen Assist and the Fire

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT


    We all know the Phillies are double digit games under five hundred on the season but last night’s contest against the Nationals proved that even in a lost season, there can still be plenty of excitement in any one game. Last night it came in a late 8th inning comeback led by some old familiar…

  9. Chase Utley Finally Responds to Mac’s Love Letter in ‘Always Sunny’

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    Utley Mailbag

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took the time out of his busy schedule of playing baseball to respond to the famous letter from Mac on the popular television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Not only did Utley respond in the above video, he also wrote an equally heartfelt letter back to Mac. “Thank…

  10. Remembering the 2000 Philadelphia Phillies (The Last Phils Team Worse Than This One)

    Sep 2, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT


    Things are bad for the Phillies this season. You don’t need me to remind you how bad–not after they lost two games to the reeling Mets by scores of 5-0 and 11-3 last week, just as it seemed like they might be building some momentum towards at least some sort of moral winning streak to…

  11. Youth and Movement: The Phillies Traded John McDonald… Oh, and Michael Young

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT


    One of the most baffling things that happened with the Phillies this summer was their inability to move Michael Young at the trade deadline. The guy is 36, a free agent at the end of the year, and blocking somebody with any potential future in Philadelphia no matter where he plays on the diamond. Well…

  12. Phillies Sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez After All, but at a Discount

    Aug 30, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Is it safe? Do we have confirmation? Okay, because the last time there was a report of the Phillies signing Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalzez, like two weeks later we found out, uh, that never happened. Apparently it’s a done deal now though, only the Phils won’t be locked into a six-year contract worth $48…

  13. Ryne Sandberg Returns to the Wrigley Visitor’s Dugout for First Time Since He Dressed In a Storage Closet

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT


    The Phillies kickoff a holiday weekend series at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field at 2:20 pm this afternoon. It’s a unique series because all three games are day games. Oh, and a guy who played 17 seasons in Chicago and earned himself a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will return…

  14. Quotable: Kyle Kendrick’s Unique View of Returning to Philly Next Season

    Aug 30, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT


    Remember when Kyle Kendrick was off to that torrid start this season and when people made jokes about him being the ace of the staff it wasn’t exactly clear whether they were joking or not? Kendrick has obviously cooled quite a bit and appears to be headed into the offseason in which he’ll look for…

  15. ‘Phillies at the Beach’ Was Pretty Fun, Aside From the Actual Game Part

    Aug 30, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT


    Nearly 1000 fans showed up in Atlantic City to watch the Phillies game at the beach.  The less said about the game, the better, so let’s just look at some pictures of the Phanatic, shall we? The Phanatic brought a giant inflatable remote, because of course he did.   Then the Phanatic made himself comfortable…

  16. Dom Brown Back in the Lineup for Today’s Day Game in New York

    Aug 29, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT


    As expected following Cody Asche coming up lame at first base (video) after a single in the seventh last night, the young third baseman is out of the lineup this afternoon to give his strained hamstring some rest. And as Dom Brown’s absence from the starting nine showed over the past few days, the Phillies…

  17. Phils Beat Mets But Cody Asche Departed with a Hamstring Strain

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:36 AM EDT


    The Phillies bounced back after an ugly outing on Tuesday to get the win behind a strong effort from Cole Hamels on Wednesday night in New York. But it wasn’t all positive news as Cody Asche left the game in the seventh with a right hamstring strain. After slapping a single passed second base, Asche…

  18. The Pete Orr, Roger Bernadina, John Mayberry Jr. Outfield You’ve Been Waiting For

    Aug 28, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT


    After a very quiet evening against Jonathan Niese on Tuesday, Ryne Sandberg will turn to an injection of Pete Orr into his lineup in an attempt to get the bats going. Orr is penciled in as your left fielder this evening, his first start in the outfield since 2008. Speaking of the Phils lineup, tonight…

  19. The Mets Traded Marlon Byrd On Marlon Byrd T-Shirt Night

    Aug 27, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT


    This isn’t the first time a player has been traded from one team to another only to have his original team still move ahead with a planned giveaway featuring said player. The Phillies still gave out those Hunter Pence bobbleheads after he was sent packing to San Francisco and we were there to document fan…

  20. Is It Really Just Sandberg? Exploring Other Explanations for the Phils’ Recent Hot Streak

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

    If you haven’t noticed, or if you’d given up following weeks or months ago, the Phillies have won seven of their last nine games. For a good or even average team, this would only be slightly notable, but before this stretch, the Phils had won just seven of their last 28 games–and even that began…

  21. Phillies Prospect Maikel Franco Hits 30th Home Run on 21st Birthday

    Aug 27, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Cody Asche might be the “full package,” but Maikel Franco is the muscle. The Phillies’ other third-base prospect has been tearing it up in the minor leagues all summer, and on Monday he reached some big milestones for a baseball season at any level, coincidentally on the same day he reached a big milestone in…

  22. Sad Matt Harvey Is Sad

    Aug 27, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT


    The talk of the baseball world yesterday was the tough news that Mets’ ace Matt Harvey has a partially torn ulna collateral ligament and will be shut down for the season with a potential Tommy John surgery putting his 2014 in jeopardy as well. With the Phillies up in New York, a couple of Philadelphia…

  23. Quotable: Ryne Sandberg Calls Cody Asche the Full Package

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT


    The Phillies handled the Mets on Monday night behind the strong effort from Cliff Lee on the mound and Cody Asche at the dish en route to a 2-1 victory. Asche hit a big two-run triple in the fourth inning that proved to be just enough with Lee on the hill and a bullpen that…

  24. The Phillie Phanatic-Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Placard Giveaways Are Awesome

    Aug 26, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT


    The Philadelphia Phillies gave away some pretty sweet placards as part of their 90s Retro Night on Friday evening. Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki tweeted this photo of the Phillie Phanatic in an homage to Nirvana’s famous “Nevermind” album cover. Currently going for $12-14 bucks on the eBay. Phillies having a 90s night. Handing…

  25. 90s Retro Night in South Philly Was Pretty Wild

    Aug 26, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT


    Chase Utley’s walkoff walk made for a uniquely exciting ending to Friday’s Phillies game in South Philadelphia but the night started off a bit wilder. We mentioned on Friday afternoon that none other than Mitch Williams would be throwing out the first pitch and it’s safe to say he lived up to his “Wild Thing”…