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Archive: June, 2010

Waiting for Utley: Maybe it is that simple

Monday, June 14, 2010, 8:33 AM
One of these days, I'm going to enroll in grad school and study pyschology or sociology and write my thesis on the phenomenon that is the city of Philadelphia's massive man crush on Chase Utley. Don't get me wrong. I have a great appreciation for the type of player that Utley is. You need only look... Read more

Phillies chat with Bill Conlin

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 11:51 PM
Bill Conlin takes your questions about the Phillies in a live chat at 11 a.m. Read more

Slight rotation adjustment and other odds and ends

Friday, June 11, 2010, 5:27 PM
Greetings from high atop Fenway Park, where the sun is shining and the chairs are comfortable and the batting practice music kicked off with the Allman Brothers. Ross Gload will serve as the designated hitter tonight against John Lackey, who walked five Phillies and allowed home runs to Ryan Howard... Read more

Phillies announce makeup date

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 12:30 PM
Last night's Phillies game vs. the Florida Marlins will be rescheduled as part of a day/night, doubleheader on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6 at 1:05 p.m. Fans holding tickets for last night's game should use those tickets for the rescheduled game at 1:05 p.m. on Sept. 6. The regularly scheduled game... Read more

Why the Phillies won't, and shouldn't, do anything drastic with Raul Ibanez

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 3:53 PM
Many members of the Phillies organization fancy Philadelphia a baseball town. They view these past few years of success as having restored some semblance of order to the sporting landscape, with the American past time back atop the depth chart and that new-fangled tackle football thing relegated to... Read more

Rollins, Werth among Phillies falling in All-Star voting

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 2:52 PM
Florida's Hanley Ramirez has moved ahead of sidelined Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins in the lastest Natioal League All-Star balloting released today. Ramirez has 835,275 votes to Rollins' 792,987. Rollins was leading by about 22,000 at the last report. According to MLB.com, the Marlins recently... Read more

Still no timetable for Rollins' return

Monday, June 7, 2010, 6:08 PM
Jimmy Rollins was eligible to be activated from the disabled list yesterday. Instead, he began making preparations to return to Clearwater, Fla., where he will continue his rehabilitation program when the Phillies depart for a six-game interleague road trip through Boston and New York City. In other... Read more

Drafting mature pitching arms easier said than done

Monday, June 7, 2010, 3:48 PM
About six hours from now, the Phillies will makes the 27th overall selection in the 2010 first-year player draft, also known as the Rule 4 draft. And while their standing in major league baseball has changed dramatically over the past few years, their draft strategy is not expected to follow suit.... Read more

Why not double switch?

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 8:14 PM
There are no mulligans in baseball. And, even if there were, Charlie Manuel says, he still wouldn’t have double-switched when he brought righthander Jose Contreras out of the bullpen, anyway. The situation: Score tied at 5. Padres runner at second with one out. Pinch-hitter David Eckstein at... Read more

Around the bases: Selig on replay

Friday, June 4, 2010, 5:58 PM
AROUND THE BASES Upon further view: Commissioner Bud Selig had to be convinced to approve instant replays just to determine boundary calls involving home runs. He was pretty adamant at the time that he would never want to see the use of technology expanded. That’s what made the following, buried... Read more
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