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Archive: April, 2009

Share your memories

Monday, April 13, 2009, 5:42 PM
Please feel free to use this space to share your memories of Harry Kalas, and also to email me at if you had a personal encounter with Harry and would like to tell that story. It was a great honor to work in proximity to Harry, and a deep disappointment that the time I had to... Read more

Chan Ho debuts, lineups

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 2:21 PM
The tarp is being rolled off the infield, as the Phillies and Rockies hope to play their getaway game with no disruption. Chance of rain stands at 50-60 percent throughout the afternoon. After the intense, spring training-long competition for the fifth starter spot, Chan Ho Park makes his rotation... Read more

Hamels throwin' a bullpen

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 12:13 PM
Just a quick note for all you curious Cole observers: He is throwing a bullpen session right now, after first long-tossing in the outfield. It is cloudy and low-40s in Denver, with 50-60 percent chance of rain throughout the game. Tweet me, twitterers. Read more

And the winner is...

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 11:42 AM
As I mentioned last weekend, we’ll be running a blog comment of the week in the newspaper each Sunday with my Phillies column. Congratulations to loyal reader El Zorro for earning the inaugural designation. Here’s why this one was selected: I’m not saying I agree with every point... Read more

Hamels update

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 7:04 PM
Cole Hamels and Charlie Manuel both said that the lefty will make his scheduled start Thursday in Washington, barring some unforeseen disaster. Hamels told me 20 minutes ago that his elbow feels fine the day after starting, as it has for weeks. Read more

Ruiz on DL, Marson recalled

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 4:16 PM
The Phillies have placed catcher Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain. C Lou Marson, already in Denver, was officially recalled from triple A. Marson, 22, was 2 for 4 with a home run in his only major league game last season, and 1 for 20 in spring training this year. Remember... Read more


Saturday, April 11, 2009, 3:31 PM
Some of you thought this day would never come, but I've joined Twitter. I promise not to tell you when I'm shoe shopping or clipping my fingernails. Read more

Mile high lineup

Friday, April 10, 2009, 2:32 PM
Little woozy up here in the Denver clouds, but I'm fighting through it to bring you the lineup versus Jason Marquis and the Rockies. Anyone see that car chase this morning? If you missed it live, gotta YouTube that thing. Rollins SS Victorino CF Utley 2B Howard 1B Werth RF Ibanez LF Feliz 3B Ruiz... Read more

Marson traveling to Colorado

Friday, April 10, 2009, 8:49 PM
A team source has confirmed to the Inquirer that Lou Marson is en route to Denver. No decision has been made on whether to place Ruiz on the DL, but Marson will be ready and present if needed. Read more

Ruiz strains oblique, Marson on the way?

Friday, April 10, 2009, 6:15 PM
Carlos Ruiz left the game with a right oblique strain, and is listed as day-to-day. Charlie Manuel said that, worst-case scenario, Ruiz could miss 1-2 weeks, though he won't know definitively until tomorrow. Catcher Lou Marson was a late scratch from the lineup at triple-A Lehigh Valley, reflecting... Read more
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