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Archive: May, 2008

Ways to enrich your word power: Heterochromia

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 1:26 AM
First thing you notice about young Diamondbacks righty Max Scherzer isn't his 95-98 mile an hour fastball. It's his eyes. They are different colors. He has a condition known as heterochromia. I don't want to flirt with copyright violations, so I won't put the picture on here that the New York Times... Read more

Surgery possible for Mathieson

Monday, May 5, 2008, 11:59 PM
It seems there is a decent amount of concern that Scott Mathieson could be headed toward a third surgery on his right elbow. It is unclear how that would affect the right-handed reliver's career. The 24-year-old, who had Tommy John surgery in September of 2006 and an ulnar nerve transposition this... Read more

Rollins 4-for-4 in extended spring training game

Monday, May 5, 2008, 8:04 PM
Jimmy Rollins took a big step forward today in his recovery from a sprained left ankle. After weeks of the same "day-to-day" prognosis, Rollins played four innings of an extended spring training game, finishing the day 4-for-4 and reporting no ill effects. He'll play again tomorrow, but... Read more

Welcome to the Left Coast

Monday, May 5, 2008, 12:58 PM
It's 9:30 local time here, and the temperature is already in the high 70's, forecasted to creep into the 90's. I'm sitting pool side in Scottsdale. Arizona is a wonderful place. The weather is beautiful, the people are beautiful, and the gas stations sell liquor. Yes, it's one of the few places in... Read more

Where's Harry?

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 2:51 PM
Phillies lead sportscaster Harry Kalas is off today to attend his enshrinement into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C. Daily News colleague and Sixers beat writer Phil Jasner is this year's recipient as the organization's Sportswriter of the... Read more

Rollins on to rehab

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 1:27 PM
Like 50 Cent, Jimmy Rollins don't walk with a limp. As such, Rollins is scheduled to leave Citizens Bank Park today at 2 p.m. to head to Clearwater, where he will begin a rehab stint in extended spring training games to test his ever-better sprained left ankle. He hopes to return in time for the Phillies'... Read more

Buzz at the ballpark

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 1:25 PM
Dave Murphy has the day off; Marcus Hayes is at the controls of High Cheese: The pregame buzz in the clubhouses and in the stands at the Bank concerned today's matchup between Tim Lincecum, a slight, 23-year-old righthander with a distinctive delivery, a nasty fastball and a freezing curve, and Cole... Read more

Clutch

Friday, May 2, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Rowand returns, will attmept to out-leadership Phillies in three-game series

Friday, May 2, 2008, 3:31 PM
Aaron Rowand is back in Philly tonight. Hopefully, his return will not spark a whole new round of questioning about whether the Phillies miss his leadership. It was a viable topic in spring training and early in the season. But the ship has sailed. I know the Phils are tired of hearing about it, and... Read more

Pick your key player, but only one

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 11:54 PM
The Phillies are in first place. If I had a blog last year, which I didn't, and was covering the Phillies, which I wasn't, I wouldn't have been able to write that previous sentence until September. Well, it's Uno de Mayo, and Los Phillies are in primero place (I'm practicing for my inevitable Cinco... Read more
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