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Archive: September, 2008


Saturday, September 27, 2008, 8:32 PM
The Phillies are National League East champions. You've seen the double play. You've seen the celebration. You've certainly heard players talk about unfinished business. The Colorado Rockies swept the Phillies in the NLDS last season, which had Charlie Manuel wondering yesterday what in fact the... Read more

The Final Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2008, 9:20 AM
It's hard to believe that three teams have played 159 games and their fates rest on their finale three. It almost doesn't seem fair. But this weekend should be fun. The Phillies play the Nationals. The Mets play the Marlins. The Brewers play the Cubs. There is rain in the forecast in the Northeast... Read more

Keeping It Close

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 9:47 AM
Had the Phillies been able to continue their winning ways against the Atlanta Braves this week, they could have clinched the National League East in the comfort of their own homes tonight. Instead they must wait for the final weekend of the season to make that happen. The Phillies lost last night... Read more

Remain Calm, All Is Well

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 8:57 AM
So, yeah, maybe the Phillies can't win every game down the stretch. They lost last night to the Braves at Citizens Bank Park, 3-2. The Phillies are 10-2 since Sept. 10, which remains the best record in baseball, but lost because they were sloppy in the field and sloppy on the bases. It cut their lead... Read more

Just Hot Dogs, Folks

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:27 PM
Just hot dogs. The Philadelphia police bomb squad detonated three suspicious packages outside Citizens Bank Park this evening that actually were hot dogs accidentally left behind after a Hatfield commercial shoot that involved the Phillie Phanatic and his hot dog launcher. Police received a call... Read more

Making Their Own Breaks

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:52 AM
Brian McCann ripped a double just underneath the left-field foul pole in the ninth inning last night at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves thought it might have been a home run. Scott Eyre wouldn't have been surprised had it been ruled foul. Things have been going that good for the Phillies lately.... Read more

Six To Go

Monday, September 22, 2008, 5:31 AM
I'm not going to predict what is going to happen in these final six games, but after some interesting events in yesterday's 5-2 victory over the Marlins, you have to wonder: - Greg Dobbs gets a cramp in his right calf with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh. - Charlie Manuel debates whether... Read more

Madson Puts Phillies Back In First

Sunday, September 21, 2008, 1:06 PM
Ryan Madson said he looked behind him and saw a pretty good infield that he thought could make some pretty big plays for him. He had just put runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning last night at Dolphin Stadium. He needed ground balls and strikeouts. He needed... Read more

From First Into (The Other) First

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 9:42 AM
OK, Phillies fans, the bad news is that the Phillies have fallen from first place in the National League East. The good news is that if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs. The Florida Marlins spanked the Phillies last night at Dolphin Stadium, 14-8. The Phillies have fallen a half-game... Read more

Burrell Goes Deep, Phillies Stay Hot

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 11:30 PM
Charlie Manuel could have benched Pat Burrell after he struck out five times in five at-bats against the Braves Tuesday. Hey, nobody would have blamed him. But Manuel had Burrell hit fifth Wednesday, immediately behind Ryan Howard. Burrell hit there last night, too. “I’m pretty straight... Read more
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