High Cheese Archive: April, 2009

Remembering Harry Kalas. . .

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I'll start. Feel free to chime in. There was a station that broadcasts out of Scranton -- probably still does -- called 590-WARM. Growing... Read more

On your list of Philadelphia folk heroes, where does Matt Stairs rank?

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A few quick things. Quick, because I am sitting on a runway in Denver -- well, not actually on the runway, I'm sitting in a plan that is sitting... Read more

Park out after 3 1/3, Phillies starters continue to struggle

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From this vantage point, it just looked like Chan Ho Park couldn't find the strike zone with any consistency. He threw 48 pitches in the first... Read more

Is it still a sunrise service if there is no sunrise?

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Not a pretty day thus far here in Denver. It is 11:52 a.m. Mountain Standard Time and the sun has yet to show its face. The sky is gray. The... Read more

Marson will be in Denver tomorrow

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Lou Marson is on his way to Denver. For now, the move is only a precaution in case injured catcher Carlos Ruiz, who left the Phillies 10-3... Read more

Ruiz out with right oblique strain; Hamels out after 3 2/3

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Just received an update here in the press box: Catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the game with a right oblique strain. There is no word on how... Read more

First look at the World Series rings

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Here are the rings the Phillies received before today's game: From the Phillies: Each 14 karat white gold ring contains 103 diamonds, totaling... Read more

Morning odds and ends: White House, bullpen and RISP

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Some odds and ends: 1) The Phillies will visit the White House on Tuesday, which is an off day following a day game in Washington, D.C. against... Read more

Werth batting fifth

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The line-up has been posted, and there is an alteration. Instead of batting his three lefties in a row, Charlie Manuel is breaking them up... Read more

Morning run-down: Past champs, Putzrod, and Tonight's Game

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I was bored this morning, so I thought I'd look back at how some recent World Series champions started off their following seasons. This data... Read more