High Cheese Archive: August, 2011

Polanco out until at least Friday, possibly much longer

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The official diagnosis is the all-too-familiar sports hernia, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Placido Polanco's injury is... Read more

Victorino suspended three games; Giants fined

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Shane Victorino was the only player suspended by Major League Baseball as a result of the bench-clearing scrum between the two-teams on Friday... Read more

The scrum

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The adrenaline had subsided by the end of the night, replaced instead by chuckling explanations of what went on in the pile. Brian Schneider... Read more

Victorino signs picture for bat boy

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By now you have probably seen poor Cameron Hansen take an epic spill while running up the first base line to retrieve Shane Victorino's bat... Read more

Mayberry gets another start, this time for Howard

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Charlie Manuel is going to ride the hot hand. John Mayberry Jr. is back in the line-up for a second straight night, this time against Giants... Read more

The curious case of John Mayberry Jr.

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John Mayberry Jr. wanted nothing more than to be here last October, to feel the energy that the postseason produces, to be that guy whose name... Read more

Waiting for the Vogelsong to end

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I said it a couple months ago, and I will say it again now: the curious case of Ryan Vogelsong is the reason every culture since the inception... Read more

Phils' rookie league team escapes scary accident

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Ruben Amaro Jr. briefly experienced one of a general manager's many nightmares last night when he received a text in Colorado. The Phillies'... Read more

Giving Kyle Kendrick his due

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Kyle Kendrick thinks exactly like you would expect a starting pitcher to think, like you want a starting pitcher to think. He wants the ball... Read more

Farm subsidies

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It could be difficult for the Phillies to add complementary pieces via waivers this August, given their low waiver position and their apparent... Read more