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Opening Day: Nats vs. Phillies

Monday, March 31, 2008, 2:58 PM
Phillies lose, 11-6. * It's getting out of control. The Nats just took a 10-6 lead in the top of the ninth. Nick Johnson doubled to center field with one out. The ball hit off the wall and bounced perfectly into Shane Victorino's throwing hand. Victorino threw a one-hopper to Jimmy Rollins, who... Read more

The Lineup

Monday, March 31, 2008, 11:42 AM
Here's today's lineup: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Shane Victorino, CF 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Pat Burrell, LF 6. Pedro Feliz, 3B 7. Jayson Werth, RF 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Brett Myers, P Read more

Welcome to Opening Day!

Monday, March 31, 2008, 8:46 AM
It's Opening Day 2008. Finally, baseball that matters. For the last 11 days, The Inquirer has counted down toward today's season opener. We previewed every starter at every position with loads of features to get you ready for baseball. But today we take a look at the people that keep the Phillies... Read more

Ready for Baseball?

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 11:25 PM
Two things about this video: - What the hell? - God, I wish the Phillies would do something like this. Read more

The Countdown Continues: Catcher

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 12:26 PM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 2. Two as in ... two days before the season opener. Two as in ... catcher. Carlos Ruiz enters his second full season with the Phillies, and that could mean a nice bump in offensive production. Because every time Ruiz has repeated... Read more

Blue Jays 3, Phillies 1

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 11:40 AM
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The Countdown Continues: Pitcher

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8:34 PM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 1. One as in ... one day before the season opener. One as in ... pitcher. Cole Hamels thinks he has a chance to win 20 games this year. And win the Cy Young. And throw a no-hitter. But can he stay healthy? That's really the only... Read more

WSJ: Manuel is Fourth Best Manager in Baseball

Friday, March 28, 2008, 12:02 PM
Charlie Manuel still has his detractors. But since the Phillies won the National League East last year, some fans have come around: So he talks funny. So what? The players play hard for him. They've had the best offense in the National League the last two years. And how would I have done having to... Read more

The Countdown Continues: First Base

Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:38 AM
The Inquirer's countdown to Opening Day continues. It's down to 3. Three as in ... three days before the season opener. Three as in ... first base. Ryan Howard came into camp this spring in better shape than a year ago. But what about his mental health? Is he prepared for another 162 games of The... Read more

Lahey and Helms In; Durbin and Snelling Out

Friday, March 28, 2008, 3:04 PM
The Phillies' Opening Day roster just came into clearer focus. The Phillies claimed righthander Tim Lahey off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. They also outrighted righthander J.D. Durbin, infielder Ray Olmedo and outfielder Chris Snelling to triple-A Lehigh Valley. This means Lahey, 26, takes Durbin's... Read more
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