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  1. Domonic Brown Adopts Pitbull Puppy, Touches Our Hearts

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Photo from Green Street Animal Rescue

    It all started with Domonic Brown asking Twitter where he could find a new best friend. Now, thanks to Greene Street Animal Rescue, Brown has been united with an adorable pitbull puppy named Wreck (an homage to the 2013 season or just a happy coincidence?).  Sure, it’ll be a challenging time ahead, what with the…

  2. Carlos Ruiz Bats Second Tonight as Phillies Open Series against Rockies

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Here’s some random trivia. Over his 16-year playing career, Ryne Sandberg logged 1,217 games as a two-hole hitter, more than any other spot in the order combined. Entering Monday night’s game against the Rockies, Carlos Ruiz has started exactly two Major League games in that two slot. One came in 2008, the other this year.…

  3. Video: ‘Fire Ruben!’ Chants Break Out at Citizens Bank Park; Phillies Shut Out Again

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

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    From our Fearless Leader at the ballpark: “Fire Ruben!” chants going on in the outfield. Dodgers 2 Phillies 0 top 9 https://t.co/CSCbsozm6q — The700Level (@The700Level) August 18, 2013 And this was before Juan Uribe’s three-run shot in the ninth to make it a 5-0 final. Two games into the Ryne Sandberg era, and the Phillies…

  4. Charlie Manuel Signed Autographs at the Granite Run Mall Saturday; He Loves Every One of You

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

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    Just one day after being removed as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Charlie Manuel was back in the front of the fans on Saturday. Prior to his firing, Manuel had been booked for an autograph signing at the Granite Run Mall, and he showed up on Saturday to honor his commitment. Asked how it was…

  5. Roy Halladay Pitched Today… In a Game!

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The Doc is in. Roy Halladay made his first rehab start for the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday, and initial estimates have him rejoining the big club possibly as early as this month. So, how did the two-time Cy Young Award winner do in first game action since May 5? Eh, well it’s hard…

  6. Braves Bat Boy Might Now One Day Become Batman

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    A live bat made its way onto the field last night at Turner Field, which should be your first indication that it was not in the hands of a Phillie. The bat, sitting/laying on the infield grass in the second inning, appeared unable to fly and was picked up by Braves third baseman Paul Janish,…

  7. Chase Utley’s Extension Could Actually Reach Five Years, $75 Million

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

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    It turns out Chase Utley could be in Philadelphia a lot longer than two years. How does 2018 sound? Thanks to the unique structure of Utley’s new contract, it could happen. While the extension only guarantees the five-time All Star two more years with the Phillies, if he manages to stay healthy it could go…

  8. Chase Utley Celebrates Contract Extension by Destroying Cubs’ Catcher

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Chalk up this play under the “Reasons Chase Utley Is Still in Philadelphia” column. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and standing on second base, Ryne Sandberg predictably sent Utley home on Kevin Frandsen’s single into right field. Like we’ve seen so many times before this season, the runner was destined to be…

  9. Darin Ruf Thought Juan Samuel Was Joking About Playing RF Tonight

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Good news – well, maybe just news: Domonic Brown has been activated and returns to the Phillies’ lineup on Tuesday night for the first time sustaining a concussion on July 23. Due to Dom’s return, Darin Ruf’s reign of terror in left field will now end. Ruf’s reign of terror in right field on the…

  10. Darren Daulton Looks Pretty Good for a Guy Who Had Brain Surgery

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Even though they got spanked again 6-4 by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, it must have been a cool game to attend. The Phillies held their annual alumni night and welcomed Curt Schilling into the Wall of Fame, but the man who stole the show was Darren Daulton. It was Daulton’s first major public…

  11. Ruben Amaro: Jon Heyman Is ‘Wrong Quite a Bit’

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    He sort of looks like Jeremy Piven here. I half expect him to walk up to Heyman and ask to "hug it out, you little midget." I have no idea how tall Jon Heyman is. (USA Today Images)

    Ruben Amaro didn’t sell Wednesday, but that didn’t stop him from selling CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman down the river Thursday morning. The Phillies’ GM was on the WIP Morning Show on Thursday, one day after what was expected to be a busy day of deadline moves. Of course, the Phillies stood pat up to 4…

  12. 3B Cody Asche Promoted to Phillies: What’s Next for Michael Young?

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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    So it begins. With the Phillies mired in an ugly eight-game losing streak, and any designs on making the playoffs this season dashed along with it, the organization has promoted third-base prospect Cody Asche to the big club. It was only the first in what is likely to be a series of moves made in…

  13. Phillies Give Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez 6 Years, $48 Million… Wait, Who?

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Bless their hearts. The Phillies may be mired in a season-worst six-game losing streak after falling 2-1 to the Tigers in Detroit on Friday night, but Ruben Amaro Jr. is still making moves. In this case though, we’re not talking about some chintzy deadline deal that won’t get this club over the top, but instead…

  14. You Could Fill An Entire Arena with All This Old Andrew Bynum Gear (And Some $2 Toasters)

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Want a $2 dollar toaster that will print the Phillies’ logo on your bread? Of course, you do. [UPDATE: THE TOASTERS ARE ALREADY GONE. ONE GUY BOUGHT THREE.] Welcome to the annual Wells Fargo Center blowout sale. This is the event when all the dated merchandise leftover from last year — or even years prior…

  15. Cards Sweep Phils: That’s Gotta Be It, Right?

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

    So the St. Louis Cardinals just won all three games of their home series against the Philadelphia Phillies, bringing the Fightins’ post All-Star record to 1-5. That one win, the superfun 13-8 Mets blowout in Citi Field that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicates, indeed feels very long ago now as the…

  16. What Should the Phillies Do with Chase Utley?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

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    In the midst of a four-game losing streak with less than a week to go until the trade deadline, it would seem the Phillies are sliding comfortably into “seller” territory. However, Ruben Amaro Jr. has exhibited reluctance when it comes to the notion of moving some of the club’s biggest pieces. Cliff Lee’s name had…

  17. Donovan McNabb Says Jim Thome Had a Rough Time Dealing with Philly Fans

    Jul 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    In an interview with Paul Domowitch that’s set to run in full inside Thursday’s edition of the Daily News, Donovan McNabb touches on a number of topics related to his Eagles career – his opinion of Philly fans, whether or not he’ll be booed at his retirement ceremony at the Linc this September, and some…

  18. Ruben Amaro Gets Indignant Over… Prospect Rankings?

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is under a great deal of pressure these days, with the trade deadline looming and an aging squad that seems neither capable of winning consistently nor freefalling from the playoff race altogether. In addition to his stressful work environment, Amaro is also constantly under fire from fans and in…

  19. Matt Harvey Owns the Phillies

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    How did the Phillies lose two of three in a series to the Mets, you ask? It’s almost not even fair when Matt Harvey gets to pitch one of those games. Harvey has started 30 games in the Major Leagues since his call-up last July, five of those against the Phils already – more than…

  20. Roy Halladay Threw From the Mound on Sunday

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    If there were any encouraging developments to take from the Phillies’ weekend series in New York – other than not losing ground on first place in the NL East despite dropping two of three to the Mets – it was a bullpen session. Specifically it was Roy Halladay’s bullpen session, the first of its kind…

  21. Tonight’s Mets Starter, Jeremy Hefner, Spent the All-Star Break in His Tornado-Ravaged Hometown

    Jul 19, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The All-Star Game is welcome break for some, and a dream-come-true for others who get to participate in the game or home-run derby. But for Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner, it was neither. Hefner (4-6, 3.33), who starts for the Mets tonight against the Phillies in the first game back from the break, spent his…

  22. Report: Everybody Loves Michael Young

    Jul 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    We’ve already heard a report that the Red Sox might be interested in trade for Phillies’ third baseman Michael Young, and also that the Yankees could be a fit as well. Well if Ken Rosenthal is correct, there are a dozen or so teams that could be trying to swing a deadline deal to acquire…

  23. The 700 Level Predicts the 2013 Home Run Derby

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game-Home Run Derby

    We are here at Citi Field for the 2013 Home Run Derby. It’s hot and cramped and there are actually dudes wearing Lucas Duda and Andrew Brown jerseys, but the prospect of eventual HOME RUNS should make it all worthwhile. Domonic Brown is not present, because David Wright is a hater and because Virginia high…

  24. Ben Revere Busted It Down the First-Base Line on a Broken Foot

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Say what you want about these Phillies. They may be too old, make too many poor decisions, and simply may not have what it takes. You can’t say they weren’t trying their absolute hardest to win on Saturday though. I mean, Jimmy Rollins faceplanting into home to score a game-winning run wasn’t even the most…

  25. Jimmy Rollins Faceplants Across Home Plate… For The Win!

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    We’re sorry to inform you, Michael Young, that your Chevrolet Player of the Game honors for 07/13/2013 have been repossessed, and hereby awarded to Jimmy Rollins for his amazing sell-out, head-first slide into home on the game-winning play in the 13th inning of the second half of a LONGGGG double header that ended sometime the…

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