High Cheese Archive: March, 2008

Game 1 -- Nationals 11, Phillies 6: A retrospective

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Thoughts, observations, and other minutiae from an 11-6 Opening Day loss to the Nationals: 1) The Phillies are remarkably thin in the bullpen:... Read more

Eddie Barkowitz live blogging

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For those of you who are at work and want to follow along, and maybe talk some smack, head over to Ed Barkowitz's live blog. He'll keep you... Read more

Lidge in town for Opening Day; On pace for Saturday return

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Ran into Brad Lidge in the clubhouse today. The Phillies threw the injured closer up to Philadelphia for the game. He'll return to Clearwater... Read more

Oh the weather outside is frightful. . .

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It's 11:30 a.m. on Opening Day. I'll tell you what: this feels a lot like Christmas morning. I went to bed last night with an overwhelming... Read more

Gillick expects Lidge to be ready on Saturday

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The reports on Brad Lidge continue to come back positive. The closer threw a bullpen session today, and is expected to be ready to pitch Saturday... Read more

What did we learn about the Phillies this spring?

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Late blog update today. Flew into Philly this morning. The weather, I must say, is beautiful. Gray, overcast, 40 degrees. . .just like I remember... Read more

Blackley clears waivers; Benson gets a new deal; Phillies wrap up spring

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Blogging to you live from a cramped press box at Joker-Merchant Stadium in Lakeland, where the Phillies are getting set to start their final... Read more

Hello, my name is Andrew Carpenter, but you can call me Drew

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Apologize for slacking here on High Cheese today. Things are winding down here in Clearwater and there are a bunch of loose ends to tie up... Read more

The healthy pitcher count is down to 11

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First, kudos to Mr. Paul Hagen, my esteemed colleague and personal hero who took care of the daily duties today so that I could finish up some... Read more

Darensbourg and Knotts re-assigned

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The Phillies re-assigned pitchers Vic Darensbourg and Gary Knotts. Darensbourg, a lefty, allowed four runs in his only inning of work last night... Read more