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Archive: March, 2009

Olbermann offers his take

Monday, March 9, 2009, 9:37 PM
3/9 Wrap Warning: the name I am about to drop may cause fierce partisan bickering in the comments section. Keith Olbermann spent the day at Bright House Field today, taking in batting practice on the field and watching the game from the press box. Given Keith’s intense—and that is the... Read more

Lidge pitches Wednesday

Monday, March 9, 2009, 9:25 AM
Brad Lidge will see his first game action of the spring Wednesday at noon. Ruben Amaro Jr. just clarified that it will be an intrasquad game, rather than a B game. Chad Durbin will also debut in that game. Lidge says he threw a bullpen yesterday and feels good, and that he is ready to pitch in a Grapefruit... Read more

Chris Coste just entered the game...

Monday, March 9, 2009, 3:07 PM
...on defense in the seventh inning. Hammy must feel better. More on that later. Read more

Ruiz update

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 12:50 PM
From Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock this morning:"Apparently there was a collision in the game. Subsequent to that, I guess he was chasing a pop up, he flipped his mask off and he felt it. So they took him out of the game. It was diagnosed as a neck strain. He was treated, sent home after... Read more

Werth in the lineup

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 12:27 PM
This is Phillies’ lineup for today’s 1:05 game against Detroit in Clearwater: Bruntlett SS (I just figured out why I wrote Bruntless yesterday—jumped the gun on writing SS for shortstop) Dobbs DH Jenkins LF Howard 1B Mayberry RF Werth CF (yep, he’s ready) Cervenak... Read more

Ruiz removed from WBC game

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8:57 PM
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was removed from Panama's 7-0 loss to Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic Saturday night after suffering a neck injury. "We have to wait until tomorrow to see what the doctor says," Panama manager Hector Lopez said in a postgame press conference in San Juan... Read more

Ryan Howard nearly kills two men, smiles

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 7:37 PM
In the first inning of today’s 8-2 win over Detroit in Clearwater, Howard hit a foul ball that arrived at the press box in a big hurry. The window in front of Phillies P.R. guys Greg Casterioto and Kevin Gregg was open, and before any of us could react, the ball had sailed between Greg and Kevin... Read more

Two lineups

Friday, March 6, 2009, 2:05 PM
Welcome to 18 innings of exhibition baseball. The Phillies and Blue Jays begin a B game at 2:05, notable because Brett Myers starts and Jayson Werth presumably swings against live pitching. We travel to Dunedin for the Phillies and and Blue Jays at 7:05. The Lineups: B Game CF Ellison 2B Furmaniak DH... Read more

Feliz Happy

Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:43 PM
Charlie Manuel said yesterday that today would be a "big day" for Pedro Feliz. The third baseman, who had back surgery in November, took live batting practice for the first time yesterday, and Manuel was eager to see how he felt today. "Bueno," Feliz said, giving a thumbs up.... Read more

Rollins says he's okay; Victorino may be sore later

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 12:10 PM
We members of the media caught up with Jimmy Rollins after he took batting practice for Team USA this morning, and he said not to worry, he feels fine. Reports yesterday had Rollins complaining of a sore back, but he said this morning, “it was my rib, not my back.” Apparently, he has periodically... Read more
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