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Archive: April, 2009

Victorino wins Gehrig Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:14 AM
Shane Victorino has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Lou Gehrig Award, presented annually by Phi Delta Theta Fratenrity to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the giving character of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who was a member of the Fraternity’s Columbia University... Read more

Phillies game postponed

Monday, April 20, 2009, 5:22 PM
Tonight's Phillies game against the San Diego Padres has been postponed by rain. No makeup date has been announced, but this is the Padres' only trip to Philadelphia this season. Tickets for tonight's game will be honored on the makeup date. The Phillies begin a three-game series at the ballpark... Read more

Rain and Raul

Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:03 PM
Growing up in the Poconos, we used to get our weather on a station called WNEP, channel 16 on your television dial. WNEP had a forecaster named Tom Clark, who used to stand out in the backyard behind the station in Moosic, Pa. and read God's mind for us. The picture to the left is not an actual picture... Read more

Rollins gets a day off

Sunday, April 19, 2009, 1:38 PM
Last April 24, Ryan Howard was hitting .176 when manager Charlie Manuel decided to give him a couple of days off to work on his timing in the batting cage. This year, Manuel is taking a similar approach with struggling short stop Jimmy Rollins, who has just six hits in 45 at-bats this season (a .133... Read more

On baseball, and weather, and Bastardo, and H.K.

Friday, April 17, 2009, 1:14 PM
I just logged on to Weather.com and on the forecast for this weekend I saw a strange orange orb with the word "sunny" printed underneath. I'm not sure what that means, but in ancient times here in the Northeast, I believe it referred to days when there was not a blanket of overcast hovering... Read more

Back to Baseball: Morning Run-down; Plus more Kalas details

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 9:53 AM
Good morning, live from the club lounge at the Marriott Rennaissance on K-Street. The only thing I hate about Rennaissance hotels is that I can't spell them. It's just one of those words that, no matter how many times I type, I will never get right on the first time. Go ahead, insert your Dave-you-always-make-typos-on-your-blog-so-we-are-used-to-it... Read more

Phillies game postponed by rain

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 5:04 PM
Tonight's Phillies game against the Washington Nationals has been postponed by rain. No makeup date has been announced. The Phillies and Nationals are scheduled to play tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park. Tonight's pitchers will start tomorrow, with Joe Blanton going for the Phillies and Shairon... Read more

Phillies announce plans for Harry tribute

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 2:07 PM
The Phillies have announced a series of tributes to Harry Kalas for Friday night and also for the rest of the season. Fans are urged to arrive early for the 7:05 p.m. start against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. According to a Phillies press release, here is what the team has planned: *... Read more

Harry Kalas tributes set

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 6:34 PM
Here is a press release from the Phillies regarding plans for a tribute to Harry Kalas: Memorial Tribute/Funeral Services The Kalas family and the Phillies have announced that a memorial tribute for Harry Kalas will be held at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, April 18. An opportunity to pay respects... Read more

Phillies smoke cigarette in dugout as pre-game tribute to Harry Kalas

Monday, April 13, 2009, 7:12 PM
This just in. . . One of the coolest tributes I have heard of thus far took place in the Phillies dugout prior to their 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals today. Several Phillies, including center fielder Shane Victorino, first baseman Ryan Howard and reliever Scott Eyre, lit up a cigarette and... Read more
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