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Ryne Sandberg

  1. The Ben Revere pick-off play that probably cost the Phillies a win

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Lots of talk about managerial decisions after the Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-2 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Ryne Sandberg left Cody Asche and Domonic Brown out of the lineup altogether in favor of righty vs. lefty matchups. The Phils skipper then proceeded to fail to pinch hit accordingly in opposite scenarios later on,…

  2. Cody Asche, Dom Brown not in lineup for Game 2 at Texas

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    All Cody Asche did on Opening Day was get on base in four of five at bats, cross the plate four times and drive in two runs in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 14-10 win over the Texas Rangers. Apparently, all he’ll be doing in the Game 2 of the series is watching from the dugout, at…

  3. Jimmy Rollins’ biggest problem: walk no longer backs up the talk

    Mar 18, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    “We are the team to beat.” With those six simple words, Jimmy Rollins gave the Philadelphia Phillies the swagger to seize the NL East in 2007, the first in a run of five straight division titles that included a world championship in ‘08. J-Roll was an undisputed leader inside the clubhouse. Of course, it helped…

  4. Watch Jimmy Rollins talk for nine minutes about Sandberg benching and apparent relationship strain

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

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    “I don’t know, there’s no fire that needs to be lit though.” That’s how Jimmy Rollins responded when asked if the strange past few days is a way of Ryne Sandberg trying to light a fire under his shortstop. Jimmy has been benched the past few days and there’s no real clear reason as to…

  5. Ryne Sandberg officially gets the gig

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The Phillies closed out their home slate over the weekend in 2013 style. They were swept by the New York Mets. The final home games of the year always feel like they mark the true end of summer and the start to fall in Philadelphia. Sunday marked another big change. Ryne Sandberg had the interim…

  6. David Montgomery OK with Timing of Charlie Manuel’s Firing

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    Matt Gelb has a wide-ranging interview with David Montgomery in Thursday’s edition of The Inquirer. The Phillies president gives general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. a vote of a confidence – much to your delight – and talks the organization’s upcoming TV deal. But what we really want to know almost a month after the fact…

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

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. Phillies Come From Behind, Walk It Off Again, Then Cliff Lee Falls Down

    Aug 23, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    This is starting to feel like a subplot from the film Mr. 3000. T-Rex Pennebaker gets a dysfunctional Brewers locker room to rally around a chase for third place. Just that one specific part of the movie though. Obviously I don’t think Ruben Amaro is interested in having Ryne Sandberg come out of retirement to…

  9. Phillies Come Back on Rockies, Walk Off on Actual Base Hit This Time

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Michael Young celebrates with Carlos Ruiz after his game-winning hit in the ninth

    You take walk-off wins where you can get ‘em, but there’s something to the “walk off on shortstop’s second error of the ninth inning” formula that takes at least 15% of the wind out of the sails of the walk-off win. Much better to do so on a couple clutch base hits, as the Phils…

  10. 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.…

  11. Ryne Sandberg Gets First Victory In Walkoff Fashion

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Ryne Sandberg hasn’t been mentioned a lot around these parts over the past few days. That’s not a knock on him per se, it’s just that Charlie Manuel meant so much to the city of Philadelphia and its baseball team. But Sandberg took a big step in his managerial career on Sunday by getting the…

  12. 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…

  13. Video: Michael Young Gets Thrown Out At Home Plate From 347 Feet Away

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Michael Young Gets Thrown Out At Home Plate From 347 Feet Away could be the name of the video, but it could also just be a statement about Michael Young. That dude gets thrown out at home plate from 347 feet away. Actually, that dude gets thrown out at home plate a lot, period. Pretty…