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  1. Bobby Seems to be Doing Alright

    Aug 22, 2006, 7:33 PM EDT

    So it turns out that Bobby Abreu wasn’t being lazy out there in right field, he just isn’t capable of being unnerved.  In case you missed it, the Yankees swept the Red Sox over the weekend in a 5 game series and Abreu had the go ahead RBI in Monday’s game. Abreu was profiled today…

  2. Todd Pinkston is Weak

    Aug 22, 2006, 2:13 PM EDT

    Today is Maddenoliday! ESPN’s Page 2 summarizes some of the more unique player attributes: 35 – The strength rating for Eagles receiver Todd Pinkston. How weak is Stinkston? Thirty-nine kickers and punters are given higher ratings. Thirty-nine. Yikes. If that’s not a punch in the frail, tender, feeble stomach, then I don’t know what is.…

  3. Phils Win Game, Lose Rowand

    Aug 22, 2006, 10:33 AM EDT

    It was one of those nasty plays you cringe at when they show the replay over and over.  Utley and Rowand were running full speed towards each other and their collision flipped Rowand over to land awkwardly on his head.  When it first happend it appeared Rowand would have gotten a concussion or damaged his…

  4. Jamie Moyer: What’s Not to Like?

    Aug 21, 2006, 8:00 AM EDT

    The Phillies are going to make baseball fun to watch for the rest of the summer.  After taking two of three from the Nationals the Phils remain 2.5 out of the wild card. The big news of the weekend was the move by Pat Gillick to bring in Jamie Moyer.  I think Beerleaguer summed it…

  5. Vince Papale: Like Rocky, Only with Pads

    Aug 21, 2006, 12:14 AM EDT

    For those of you who don’t remember the late ’70s or simply weren’t even born yet like me, the Inquirer has a piece looking at Papale’s story.  They go as far as to call Papale a "Real Life Rocky."  The Inqy gets a bit sappy over Papale’s story.  While Vince’s story is a great one,…

  6. Chris Coste: A Dizzy Guy

    Aug 17, 2006, 9:42 AM EDT

    Chris Coste’s impressive performance in last night’s victory over the Mets (3-3, 2 RBI’s, a HR, and a run scored) is just the latest in his unlikely run this season with the Phillies.  On Tuesday the New York Times did a great piece taking a look at the lifetime minor leaguer finally getting his shot. …

  7. We Talkin’ Bout Practice, T.O. Style

    Aug 17, 2006, 9:23 AM EDT

    Like he said, Terrell Owens is the only one who knows his body.  In this ESPN video, T.O. starts a little rant about practice and throws Allen Iverson’s name out there.  Every time Terrell Owens speaks I get reminded a little bit of Charlie Manuel.  I’m not quite sure what that means though. It’s nice…

  8. Gillick Wasn’t Kidding

    Aug 16, 2006, 12:03 PM EDT

    Pat Gillick has said in recent weeks that he planned to increase the Phillies scouting internationally and an MLB article today demonstrates his point.  The Phillies are among a number of teams looking at Yomiuri Giants slugger Seung-Yeop Lee: Lee, who hit an Asian record 56 home runs in 2003 in his last year with…

  9. Virtual Tour of Citizens Bank Park

    Aug 16, 2006, 11:21 AM EDT

    This is obviously an old video, but fun none the less.

  10. Fire From Charlie

    Aug 16, 2006, 10:44 AM EDT

    An interesting piece today by Jim Salisbury telling of a confrontation last night between Charlie Manuel and Dallas Green: Before last night’s game, after the gates had opened to fans, Green made a rare trip to the field to show some friends around. It was the first time he and Manuel had seen each other…

  11. WATN: Dikembe Mutombo

    Aug 14, 2006, 6:14 PM EDT

    The trade that brought Mutombo to Philly was a somewhat controversial one at the time, but the end result was the Sixers making it to the NBA finals.  In the end I think it was a good idea bringing him in for his short time here.  Dikembe was always a likable guy when he played…

  12. Pedro v. Cole

    Aug 14, 2006, 2:12 PM EDT

    Every summer the Phillies seem to have a pivitol series that could seemingly make or break their hopes at a post season.  Coming into the four game home stand against the division leading Mets, the Phils are 4 games back of Cinci in the wild card hunt with another four teams in between.  With the…