The Phillies Zone Archive: March, 2009

Sunday's lineup

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We find ourselves in Fort Myers this morning. I managed to arrive on time even though my GPS led me down a dead-end street. Reminded me of... Read more

3/22 Wrap

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Red Sox fans are crazy. Yeah, I said it. First of all, they pay admission to stand in the aisle. Seriously. For nine innings of a spring training... Read more

Hamels to pitch Tuesday

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We're back in Clearwater this morning, where Cole Hamels just threw 41 pitches in a scheduled bullpen session, and said afterwards that he... Read more

Utley batting third

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Another gray day in Jupiter, but the tarp has come off the field after earlier rain, and the Phillies are taking BP on the field. After a... Read more

Hamels and Park, lineups

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Your Inquirer baseball team has today covered from both sides of Florida. Back in Clearwater, Jim Salisbury reports that Cole Hamels long-tossed... Read more

3/19 Wrap

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First of all, Jupiter makes me pine for the Northeast. You know how in Philadelphia and New York they have historical districts, attitude,... Read more

The story behind Manuel's absences

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Our Jim Salisbury is at Bright House Field today, and he just called with a report on Charlie Manuel, who missed the exhibition games Saturday... Read more

'No structural damage' to Hamels' elbow

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Here's the Colbert Report, delivered to reporters by Ruben Amaro Jr. and trainer Scott Sheridan, and relayed to me by Jim Salisbury: Amaro:... Read more

Hamels speaks

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Breaking news from Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.: Cole Hamels will leave Clearwater tonight for the Philadelphia area to have his left elbow... Read more

3/16 Wrap

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For the lowdown on Cole Hamels, see the previous post or—better still—keep me from returning to teaching by purchasing the newspaper... Read more