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Archive: May, 2009

Party like it is 2004: Rollins questions again arise

Monday, May 11, 2009, 10:28 AM
Ah, 2004: John Kerry was campaigning, the Passion of the Christ was in theatres, and Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were embarking on the slippery slope to self-annhialation. But as far as the Phillies' leadoff situation goes, we are right back where we were five years ago. I remember attending... Read more

White House visit re-scheduled, plus updates on Utley and pitching

Friday, May 8, 2009, 6:55 PM
*The Phillies will make a belated visit to the White House in honor of their 2008 World Series victory next Friday prior to a game against the Nationals in Washington, D.C. The club was originally scheduled to make the ceremonial trip to meet the President on April 14, but it was postponed after the... Read more

Ozark and Kalas

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 3:34 PM
I received a couple of emails asking me for the link to the Harry Kalas story I teased on yesterday's blog. So, here it is. Also, I'm sure most of you have heard that Danny Ozark passed away today at the age of 85. Here is some reaction sent by the Phillies: “Danny was a great human being... Read more

On Myers, Park, the World Series, Chick Flicks, Citi Field and More

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 12:52 AM
To the left is one of my favorite cartoons of all-time. It is from the Far Side, written by Gary Larson. I am posting it here because, tonight, I am a glass-is-half-full type of person. Why am I a glass-is-half-full type of person? Because I just watched a highlight from the Orioles game, which was... Read more

Utley out of the lineup

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 6:00 PM
Paul Hagen reporting from St. Louis ... Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not play tonight against the Cardinals because of a sore foot. He was hit by a pitch Friday against the Mets. Utley pinch-hit Saturday but returned to the starting lineup last night. The Phillies were rained out Sunday... Read more

Hamels says he is "a couple days away"; Friday start likely

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 1:33 PM
Cole Hamels won't pitch Monday or Tuesday. But the lefthander should be ready to take the mound on Friday, a schedule that was made possible by today's rainout. Hamels said this morning that most of the pain in his ankle has subsided and that the last hurdle standing between him and a return to the... Read more

Phillies-Mets game postponed

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 11:16 AM
Today’s Phillies vs. New York Mets game has been postponed because of the weather. No makeup date has been announced. This is the Phillies' third rainout of the season already. Tickets for today’s game will be honored for the rescheduled game date. More to come ... Read more

Park's starting job in jeopardy?

Friday, May 1, 2009, 11:22 PM
Reading between the lines is always dangerous, so all we can do is report what Charlie Manuel had to say in his post-game news conference. Manuel said he and pitching coach Rich Dubee would sit down and evaluate the team's pitching situation. One topic of discussion will certainly be the struggles... Read more

Lidge will "absolutely" pitch tomorrow and avoid DL; Hamels bullpen scratched

Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:52 PM
Apologize in advance for the brevity of this post. I have to run across the parking lot to do Daily News Live, but wanted to get a couple tidbits up first. I took a rash of crap for the suit I am wearing today from a rash of people, including but not limited to Phillies PR man John Brazer, every beat... Read more
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