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Playing With World Series Records

Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:49 PM
Three things we can tell you for sure about the 2014 World Series: ♦ Either the Giants (.543) or the Royals (.549) will have the fourth-worst regular season winning percentage of what will at that point be 100 World Series Champions. (See list below) ♦ This is the fourth time that the... Read more

In Jeter's absence, baseball hunts for a new face

Monday, October 20, 2014, 1:32 PM
Derek Jeter is gone, and we need to accept that. It's a bitter pill to swallow, I know. Who will we turn to for a casual smirk, or a romance with a starlet, or an inability to hit or field? It's a void baseball will work long and hard to fill, because the game needs a face. And so, when spring returns... Read more

Former Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews Sr. now a wine connoisseur

Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:59 AM
Phillies fans would have recognized the signature brown fedora hat that was spotted along one of the many aisles at the three-day Philadelphia Food and Wine Festival at the Valley Forge Casino. It was somewhat unfarmiliar territory for former Phillies player and broadcaster Gary Matthews Sr., with... Read more

Caption Contest winners: Ryan Howard's contract

Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:22 PM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Ryan Howard Phillies cartoon. Congrats to puckinweb, who came up with the winning caption, posted above. Here are the runner-ups: “Which way to the year 2008?” – Eric “Now I know why they call it a sports... Read more

Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford graces cover of Baseball America, named No. 1 hitting prospect in two minor leagues

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:26 PM
The Phillies don’t have a lot of positive mojo at the Major League level or in the minors, but one of the few bright spots in the entire organization has been the development of minor-league shortstop J.P. Crawford. Crawford’s progress has been not only been recognized within the organization... Read more

Phillies continue to enjoy front row seat to the progress of everybody else

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:43 AM
I will write more about this later. For now, just know that, as of about 2 p.m. West Coast time yesterday afternoon, five of the 15 teams in the National League had relieved a general manager of his duties in advance of baseball’s upcoming offseason. Three of those general managers had presided... Read more

Caption Contest: Ryan Howard's contract

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4:49 PM
Now that the Eagles are going into the bye, we can worry about other things - like Ryan Howard's giant contract. With $60 million remaining on Howard's monstrous 2010 extension, the Phillies are dreaming if they think they can unload the aging first baseman this offseason. So what do fans think of... Read more

Phillies tab Almaraz as new Amateur Scouting Director

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:02 PM
Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner. Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal. Eric Hosmer and Yordano Ventura. Manny Machado and Zach Britton. The first two already have World Series rings with San Francisco, the second two helped lead a new wave of Cardinals into another World Series appearance 12 months... Read more

Calm down Eagles fans, things could be much worse

Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:55 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge And here we are, on the cusp of hockey and basketball season, with football in full swing, and baseball, sitting off to the side, the well-used punchline of Philadelphia sports. When a sport goes out of season, our only memories of it are in the last of it we saw... Read more

Phillies rebuff Montgomery report

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:27 AM
David Montgomery remains on medical leave after battling cancer early in the 2014 season, the Phillies announced on Friday morning, rebutting a report that the team president and CEO had been "pushed out" by ownership. Montgomery is expected to resume his role atop the organization when his health... Read more
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