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Archive: August, 2008

J-Roll Pregame

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 6:20 PM
Jimmy Rollins spoke with reporters before tonight's game against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park about, you know, that whole "front-runners" thing. Here is some of what he had to say: Surprised by the reaction? I guess it's a good thing. It's got people talking. It's one of those things... Read more

Ross over Ruiz?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 12:32 AM
Fox's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have shown interested in Reds catcher David Ross, who the Reds released yesterday. Ross hit .231 with a .381 on-base percentage this season. Carlos Ruiz is hitting .220 with a .322 on-base percentage. Charlie Manuel has been dying for more more production... Read more

Cheer Day?

Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:07 AM
Good morning. Today’s post is going to be short because, well, my flight from San Diego to Philadelphia leaves in less than 30 minutes and I don’t have much time. But I wanted to pass this along. It’s from We Should Be GMs: Campaign Cheer. They’re asking fans tomorrow night... Read more

KK to 13 K's, Not Pretty at Petco

Sunday, August 17, 2008, 2:04 AM
In his office inside the visitor's clubhouse at Petco Park, Charlie Manuel talked about a Phillies offense that had just six hits last night in an 8-3 loss to the Padres -- and just one hit after Jayson Werth's leadoff single in the fifth inning. “We went how long without a hit?” Manuel... Read more

Seanez Up, Cervenak Down

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 6:39 PM
The Phillies have activated righthander Rudy Seanez from the 15-day disabled list before tonight's game against the Padres at Petco Park. They optioned infielder Mike Cervenak to make room for him on the roster. Read more

Ageless Wonders

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 1:35 AM
The Chicago Cubs drafted Greg Maddux in the second round in the 1984 June amateur draft. They drafted Jamie Moyer in the sixth round. They faced each other last night as the Phillies beat the Padres at Petco Park, 1-0. But could they face each other again next year? “I don’t know if... Read more

L.A. Story

Friday, August 15, 2008, 1:26 AM
The Phillies have fallen out of first place in the National League East with 41 games to play in the 2008 season. Fortunately, just four of those remaining 41 games are against the Dodgers. But the Phillies also have six more games against the Marlins, five more games against the Mets, four more... Read more

J-Roll Speaks

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 8:41 PM
Jimmy Rollins made a return appearance tonight on Best Damn Sports Show Period to clarify his remarks that Phillies fans are frontrunners. Phillies beat writers grabbed Rollins in the visitor's clubhouse at Dodger Stadium a short time later. Here's what he said: Q: You said you mean "frontrunners"... Read more

A surprised party

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 8:28 PM
And here's what Rollins had to say on Thursday night's Best Damn Sports Show Period. When asked by hosts Chris Rose and John Salley if he was surprised about the fans’ reaction, he said: "Actually, very surprised. People take things and use them in whichever way they use, but yeah, I’m... Read more

Isn't California Supposed to be Relaxing?

Thursday, August 14, 2008, 4:09 AM
The good news is that the Phillies only have to face Manny Ramirez (and Jeff Kent and Nomar Garciaparra and Andre Ethier) four more times in the next 10 games. They can't take much more of this. The Phillies fell into a first place tie with the New York Mets in the National League East after a 7-6... Read more
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