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Archive: March, 2011

Raise up! Brown going "back to what got me here"

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:51 PM
Whenever Domonic Brown gets back into the batters box -- and right now, the prognosis is three-to-six weeks -- he will look a lot more like the hitter who tore up the minor leagues last season. Brown said today that he is abandoning the stance he had been using since the start of spring training,... Read more

A spoon full of sugar? Cold laser therapy? The Don Draper diet?

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 9:27 AM
When John Darley and Bibb Latane conducted their landmark studies on pluarlistic ignorance and bystander apathy, they clearly did not gather a group of Phillies fans into a room and gauge their reactions to a hobbled second baseman with chronic knee pain. I know this because my email inbox has been... Read more

Manuel: "We've got to go like hell to find two real good players."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:00 PM
If the Phillies do lose Chase Utley for any amount of time, which judging by today's news seems like a growing possibility, they will enter 2011 without their top two offensive players from last year. And two of their top three players from the last three seasons: Phillies leaders 2008-10 Ryan Howard:... Read more

FAQ: The Chase Utley injury, and what it means

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 10:22 AM
As you can read here, the big news from Phils general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan this morning was that there is no news. No progression in Utley's sore knee. No clearer timetable on when he might be able to return. No solution on how to treat the problem. The... Read more

Phillies statement on Chase Utley

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 9:15 AM
Phillies Team Physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti issued the following statement regarding Chase Utley’s health status. “Chase has had mild patellar tendinitis and chondromalacia in the past that have previously resolved quickly. His symptoms returned during his off-season workouts, and he... Read more

"That's Baseball" Discussion Thread

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:52 PM
Paul Hagen, Matt Gelb and I recently sat down for our weekly discussion about all things Phillies. There were a couple of cameras present, and the result was our third installation of the hit internet television program that everybody is talking about, "That's Baseball." Each week, I'll try to post... Read more

Francisco scratched with stiff neck

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 12:59 PM
One minor change to the line-up today. Ben Francisco was scratched about an hour-and-a-half before game time with some stiffness in his neck. Delwyn Young will take his place in right field. Francisco is hitting .320 with two home runs, three doubles and a triple thus far this spring. Download... Read more

Everything you need to know about today

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 9:20 AM
Eight days into March, and the storylines here in Clearwater are hard to come by. The biggest pre-spring training competition resolved itself yesterday when Domonic Brown underwent surgery to repair a fractured hamate in his right hand. He'll be out four-to-six weeks, and Ben Francisco will likely... Read more

Odds and ends: Manuel still expects Utley back by Opening Day

Monday, March 7, 2011, 5:08 PM
Some odds and ends from George Steinbrenner Field, where earlier today the Phillies fell to the Yankees 7-1... 1) Still no update on Phils second baseman Chase Utley, who had a cortisone shot on Friday. But manager Charlie Manuel said he still expects to see Utley in the line-up on Opening Day. As... Read more

Video: Options in the outfield

Monday, March 7, 2011, 1:16 PM
Video: What do the Phillies plan to do in the outfield after Domonic Brown's injury? The Daily News' David Murphy chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more
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