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Archive: October, 2008

Less Cowbell, More Liberty Bell

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 2:26 PM
You might have heard that Rays fans ring cowbells at Tropicana Field. Of course, Phillies fans don't need noisemakers to make noise. They actually cheer and scream. But I guess when you just learned the Rays were a baseball team in September, you need all the help you can get. Thanks to Phillies Zone... Read more

Phillies win Game 1, 3-2

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 1:19 AM
Three more to go, folks. Read more

The World Series is Here (Finally)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11:36 AM
The World Series is here. Finally. It feels like the Phillies haven't played in a month, which is a concern for fans who remember how the Tigers played in the 2006 World Series and Rockies played in the 2007 World Series. But give the Phillies credit. They say they won't use that as an excuse. That's... Read more

Roster Is the Same

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 10:39 AM
The Phillies have set their World Series roster, and it's the same as the NLDS and NLCS. No surprise there. I've been getting e-mails from folks who think the Phillies should replace So Taguchi with Lou Marson, but that wasn't going to happen. First, Marson has just four at-bats in the big leagues... Read more

World Series Game 1 Lineups, Coste to DH

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 4:40 PM
Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field: Phillies - Jimmy Rollins, SS - Jayson Werth, RF - Chase Utley, 2B - Ryan Howard, 1B - Pat Burrell, LF - Shane Victorino, CF - Pedro Feliz, 3B - Chris Coste, DH - Carlos Ruiz, C Cole... Read more

Obama, McCain: Phillies or Rays?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 4:03 PM
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Who is Your Hero?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:25 AM
If the Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series they will need a few players to be heroes. Ryan Howard? Chase Utley? Jimmy Rollins? How about So Taguchi? Don't laugh. The most unlikely of players come up big in the World Series, as Phil Sheridan explains. Hey, Matt Stairs hit the winning... Read more

Who Will DH?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 5:50 PM
Charlie Manuel is playing coy. The Phillies face Tampa Bay Rays lefthander Scott Kazmir tomorrow tonight in Game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field, which means Manuel needs a designated hitter. But who? “It doesn’t matter,” he said. “I mean, really, whether I’ve... Read more

World Series: Rays vs. Phillies

Monday, October 20, 2008, 12:08 AM
It's not the World Series the networks wanted, but who the hell cares? It's Phillies vs. Rays. Just booked a flight to Tampa for early this morning. I'll be at the workout at Tropicana Field later this evening. Game 1 is Wednesday. Ready? Read more

The Memory Bank

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 11:19 AM
Are there still three more days until Game 1? My goodness, there are. And the Phillies still don't know who they're playing after the Red Sox beat the Rays in Game 6 last night at Tropicana Field, 4-2. I thought late last week that the Red Sox would be the better matchup for the Phillies, but you... Read more
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