Friday, February 12, 2016

Archive: October, 2008

Maddon: Good Feeling That Hamels Is Out

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 2:35 PM
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon just completed a teleconference with reporters. Here is some of what he had to say: Q: How good do you feel that the game is tied and that Cole Hamels is out of the game? A: It's a pretty good feeling, obviously. He has been so good and to scratch out the runs that... Read more

Game 5 Postponed (Again)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:09 PM
Game 5 of the World Series has been postponed again. There is NO GAME TONIGHT. It has been tentatively rescheduled to begin at 8:37 p.m. tomorrow night at Citizens Bank Park, weather pemitting. Ticket Information: Fans holding tickets for Game 5 should use their ticket(s) for re-entry. The game... Read more

A Bad, Bad Joke

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:11 PM
Question: What would have happened had the Phillies been leading at the end of the sixth? What's the rule and what was the contingency plan? Bud Selig: The rule, we would have gone into a rain delay, and that rain delay would have lasted until, weather permitting, we could resume the game. And that... Read more

Manuel: We'll Be Ready

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3:42 PM
Charlie Manuel talked with reporters today during a teleconference. Here is some of what he said: Q: Many of your players left the clubhouse last night upset. Are you concerned at all about their ability to refocus tomorrow night? A: I know we're going to be ready to play. We come to ballpark and... Read more

Game 5 Suspended

Monday, October 27, 2008, 11:11 PM
You'll have to wait, but for how long? A day? Two days? Longer? Gulp. Major League Baseball suspended Game 5 of the World Series at Citizens Bank Park in the middle of the sixth inning ... just after the Tampa Bay Rays tied the game, 2-2. I can honestly say I've never seen players in the clubhouse... Read more

Game 5 World Series Lineups

Monday, October 27, 2008, 4:54 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the World Series tonight at Citizens Bank Park: Rays - Akinori Iwamura, 2B - Carl Crawford, LF - B.J. Upton, CF - Carlos Pena, 1B - Evan Longoria, 3B - Dioner Navarro, C - Rocco Baldelli, RF - Jason Bartlett, SS - Scott... Read more

One More to Go

Monday, October 27, 2008, 1:20 AM
Is this really happening? This must feel like an out-of-body experience for fans, but the Phillies are one victory away from winning the World Series. Talk about droughts? Almost gone. Talk about parades? Could be on. Bob Ford talks about the Phillies being on the brink of the city's first championship... Read more

Luck of the Irish?

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 11:59 AM
Tug McGraw raised his arms toward the heavens after he recorded the final out in the 1980 World Series. It is the iconic moment for a Phillies franchise that has won just one World Series championship in its first 125 years. Tugger’s spirit could be felt last night at Citizens Bank Park. Ya... Read more

Oh, Those Nasty Phillies Fans

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 9:39 PM
From Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon's news conference before Game 4: Question: The Philly fans were giving it to you guys pretty good last night, particularly Longo (Evan Longoria). First part of the question is, was this the worst that you guys have gotten it from enemy fans all year? And given... Read more

Game 4 World Series Lineups

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 5:20 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series: Rays - Akinori Iwamura, 2B - B.J. Upton, CF - Carlos Pena, 1B - Evan Longoria, 3B - Carl Crawford, LF - Dioner Navarro, C - Ben Zobrist, RF - Jason Bartlett, SS - Andy Sonnanstine, P Phillies ... Read more
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter