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  1. Ryan Howard suddenly off to one of best starts of his career at the plate

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Even back when he was bashing upwards of 40 home runs per season, Ryan Howard was a notoriously slow starter. Now all of a sudden, when everybody is least expecting it, the Philadelphia Phillies three-time All-Star first baseman might be in the midst of the best month of April in his 11-year big-league career. With…

  2. The Phillies plan to ask MLB to review Howard’s single that could be a double to give him rare cycle

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    The Phillies and Rockies played a high scoring affair on Sunday out in Colorado. Ryan Howard’s bat was smoking all day long. The Phillies slugger notched a single in the first, a 2-run home run in the third, a rare triple for the Big Piece in the 6th, and a single in the 7th that…

  3. Ryan Howard Needs Surgery for Torn Meniscus, Could Miss 6-8 Weeks

    Jul 8, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Welp. Apparently the MRI results today were not great for Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. The Big Piece has a meniscus tear that will require surgery and he’ll need 6-8 weeks to recover from it, according to GM Ruben Amaro Jr. who spoke with reporters before tonight’s game against the Nationals. That would be around the…

  4. Video: The Kid Who Just Wanted a Ryan Howard Homer for His Birthday and Got It Made for Awesome TV

    Jun 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Most kids want video games. Or maybe some cold hard cash. The kid shown at the Phillies game last night held up a sign saying that all he wanted for his birthday was a home run from Ryan Howard. A couple of years ago that may have been an easier wish to deliver on. Coming…

  5. Dom Brown Delivers With Ninth-Inning Walkoff, Makes Jonathan Papelbon Very Happy

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

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    This one had “bummer” written all over it. The Phillies scrapped to a 4-2 lead through five, and Antonio Bastardo cleaned up a Mike Adams-induced eighth inning jam to get the ball to Jonathan Papelbon in the 9th with a one-run lead still in tact. Pap’s perfect season looked to remain in tact with an…

  6. Charlie Manuel Will Do the [Expletive] Managing, Thank You Very Much

    Jun 13, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    If you think you’re fed up watching the Phillies, imagine how Charlie Manuel must feel. He has to watch this team and talk about this team that is now mired in a season-long five-game losing streak after a 4-3 loss in Minnesota on Wednesday night. The pressure might be finally starting to get to Fightins’…

  7. Video: Dom Brown Kills a Baseball… Again

    Jun 2, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

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    Here’s a bit of free advice for Major League pitchers: don’t walk the batter in front of Domonic Brown right now, even when it’s Ryan Howard. Mike Fiers learned the hard way on Sunday. After surrendering a two-out double to Jimmy Rollins then putting Howard on in the first inning, the right-hander fell behind to…

  8. Michael Young Is Posting Some Silly Numbers in 2013

    May 20, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Let me preface this by admitting up front that I liked the addition of Michael Young to the Phillies during this offseason. The club had a hole at third base that the front office was able to fill temporarily with a seven-time All Star for the low-price of two minor-league relievers, while the Rangers are…

  9. Hide the Lefties: Ryan Howard, Dom Brown Sitting as Phillies Go for Sweep

    May 8, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

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    It might seem like an inopportune time for Charlie Manuel to give Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown the day off. Between the two of them, they’ve swatted six home runs in the month of May already. With that in mind – not to mention the Phillies are going for a sweep of the reigning World…

  10. Blind Child Asks Ryan Howard to Hit Homer for Him, So Big Piece Deposited One in the Seats

    May 6, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    There have not been an abundance of reasons to feel good about the results of the games on the field down at Citizens Bank Park this season. But there have been a handful of feel good stories like the one that took place on Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday to make us feel a little…

  11. Five Encouraging Parts of the Phillies’ Sweep of the Mets This Weekend

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    We’ve gotten so used to crappy development after crappy development with our teams this past year that it’s almost unsettling when something unreservedly positive happens with one of them. But in case you were too busy this weekend watching game film on Matt Barkley or celebrating the historic demise of the Lakers and Celtics, the…