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Archive: August, 2008

More Phillies Talk, and More Blogs

Friday, August 22, 2008, 8:56 PM
The launch of Rich Hofmann's blog "The Idle Rich" would have been the happiest day of my life short of my wedding day and the day my first son was born, but since I have neither a wife nor a son, it was the happiest day of my life, period. He's a great writer. And, if you can get past the... Read more

The Worst Against The Best

Friday, August 22, 2008, 11:36 AM
The Phillies are 2.5 games behind the Mets with 35 to play. Of their next 23 games, 20 are against teams that have winning records. That doesn't bode well. High Cheese's crack statistical department crunched some numbers this morning and discovered that the Phillies have the worst record against... Read more

Meatloaf was wrong

Friday, August 22, 2008, 12:34 AM
In this case, two out of three ain't good. The Phillies clubhouse was quiet tonight. Real quiet. Thirty minutes after the game, and not a single position player who started the 4-3 loss to the Nationals was present at his locker. On normal nights, players take awhile to emerge from the various rooms... Read more

Coste's Blank Look (And More)

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 12:01 PM
1) I've received several emails over the past couple of weeks asking what has happened to Chris Coste's catchers mask. He used to sport a nifty little number that features the drawings of a Liberty Bell and the Phillies "P" insignia. Now, he wears an ugly solid red headpiece. And, as we all... Read more

Ross deal unlikely, No Hamels for Mets

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 6:56 PM
Some late-breaking news here from the ballpark. . . The Phillies have already spoken with the agent of Reds catcher David Ross and alerted him to their interest in him, but as of the start of tonight's game the club has learned that Ross is likely going to sign with an American League team, perhaps... Read more

Feliz activated

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 3:46 PM
Third baseman Pedro Feliz has been activated from the disabled list in time for tonight's game against Washington. Feliz is not in the starting lineup. Greg Dobbs will start at third. Feliz has not played since July 24 with a bulging disc in his lower back. He made two rehab appearaces with Double... Read more

Don't Look Now. . .

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 12:29 PM
. . .but the Phillies have won three out of four since being swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Of course, they've done so against a pair of teams with a pair of the worst records in baseball. 1) I hope we can all agree that TRI is over now, which means I do not have to write any more about it.... Read more

Cheers, Boos About Evenly Split

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 6:45 PM
UPDATE As it turned out, the video that Jimmy Rollins taped was not played on the stadium video board, but on television. Which meant that the fans were treated to Rollins' appearance without a warmup. When the lineups were announced before the game, there was a mix of boos and cheers. When Rollins... Read more

Death, Taxes, and the Rollins Issue

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 1:19 PM
I'm probably in the minority, but I'm not a huge fan of stuff like this Jimmy Rollins issue, where the reaction to the story ends up becoming a bigger deal than what was actually said in the first place. In the clubhouse at Petco Park the other day a cameraman walked around asking every Phillies player... Read more

Phils interested in Ross?

Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:28 PM
According to a report by FoxSports.com, the Phillies are one team interested in acquiring catcher David Ross, who was released by the Reds Monday. Ross, 31, has hit .223 with a .310 on base percentage in seven major league seasons. He was hitting .231 with a .381 on base percentage in 52 games for... Read more
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