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  1. Maybe don’t boo Ryan Braun tonight

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Opening Day was fun for a couple of innings. Then we got reminded of some baseball realities. The Phils bullpen being one of them. And that some people at baseball games in Philadelphia get really, really drunk. May be a chicken or egg debate there, not sure. But one thing was very clear. Ryan Braun…

  2. Carlos Ruiz has an Adderall exemption from MLB for 2014

    Feb 19, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

    Phillies Spring 2014 - Chooch

    We may have missed this over the winter when it was first reported, but a PBT post today highlighting Bob Brookover’s Inquirer column this morning informed us that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz received an exemption from MLB that will allow him to take Adderall in 2014. This is notable, of course, because Ruiz received a…

  3. Report: Antonio Bastardo Among Players Receiving 50-Game Suspension for Biogenesis Involvement

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Antonio Bastardo

    According to Ken Rosenthal of, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo is among the players MLB will suspend 50 games for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Rosenthal says that Bastardo will accept the 50-game suspension. Among players accepting 50-game suspensions: #Rangers’ Cruz, #Tigers’ Peralta, #Phlllies’ Bastardo, #Mets’ Valdespin, #Padres’ Cabrera. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

  4. The Evster Kicks Ryan Braun Out of the Tribe

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT


    I don’t think you realize how devastating this whole Ryan Braun steroids thing is to Jewish people. To most non-Jews, it was just “another dude on PEDs” and doesn’t matter because “the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t even a real team” and another reminder that “I have to go to the dentist”. But to an entire population…

  5. Biogenesis Scandal, Suspensions Could Actually Help Phillies… If They Become Sellers

    Jun 6, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT


    Maybe the best news when the Biogenesis scandal, and possible suspensions, broke was no news locally. But one team’s likely loss could potentially be a gain for the Phillies, who otherwise might not have a lot to dangle at the trade deadline outside of Cliff Lee. Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta is one of the 20 players…