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Archive: July, 2013

Mike Sweeney celebrates four decades of epic hugging

Monday, July 22, 2013, 2:21 PM
Former Phillie Mike Sweeney turns 40 today, celebrating a life of inspiring bro-grabs. Sweeney was in Philadelphia for a brief blip in time, but being the god-fearing, affectionate fellow he was, his combination with the traditionally coarse Phillies fanbase seemed curious. Helped by the fact that... Read more

Hot dog race participant loses pants

Monday, July 22, 2013, 1:03 PM
Somehow, this child found a way to ruin the very sanctity of a mid-game race between people in hot dog suits. [Bless You Boys] Read more

Minor leaguer ambushed by skydiver

Sunday, July 21, 2013, 3:56 PM
The Hannibal Cavemen play in the Prospect League out of Hannibal, Missouri. But that doesn't matter. What matters is that they are the first team in the first league to be potentially injured by man falling out of the sky. It's all fun and games until the skydiver takes out your starting shortstop... Read more

Dubee encouraged by Halladay's bullpen session

Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Righthander Roy Halladay threw his first bullpen session since having shoulder surgery on May 15. According to Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, Halladay threw 20 pitches, all fastballs. The session came Sunday morning, hours before the Phillies game with the New York Mets at Citi Field... Read more

Game 99: a few lineup changes

Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10:50 AM
Kevin Frandsen is in at first base for Darin Ruf and Erik Kratz is behind the plate for Carlos Ruiz as the Phillies face the Mets Matt Harvey in today’s series finale at Citi Field. Manager Charlie Manuel indicated Kratz would be getting some time, especially since Carlos Ruiz has failed to... Read more

Nationals lose game, possibly a fan

Sunday, July 21, 2013, 9:31 AM
The Nationals lost again last night, keeping the Phillies in second place in the NL East. But the Nats-Dodgers game in Washington featured a more concerning aspect than the Nationals' free fall - perhaps we are not as protected from screaming foul balls as we'd always hoped. One woman took a line... Read more

Yasiel Puig sued, accused of 'informing'

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 4:24 PM
For those who thought the blown call on Yasiel Puig's perfect throw from right to get Bryce Harper at third was the worst it could get for the phenom... there is news. A man who served seven years in a Cuban prison is saying he was only sentenced because of lies Puig told to the government. Because... Read more

Jermaine Mitchell was key to IronPigs success, apparently

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 1:00 PM
The Phillies' triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, are sitting at .500; not too entirely worse than their parent club at the moment. Their 50-50 record, literally, is the product of a recent slide that's seen them lose 11 of their last 16 games. 'Pigs broadcaster Matt Provence explained... Read more

Game 98: Hamels looks to continue the momentum

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 11:56 AM
NEW YORK -- Cole Hamels takes the mound at Citi Field on his best streak of the season. Hamels (4-11, 4.05) faces rookie Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.54) in today’s 1:10 p.m. game with the New York Mets. In his last three starts covering 23 innings, Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA. He has struck out 19... Read more

Video: Cole Hamels struggles against the Mets

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:07 PM
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and team manager Charlie Manuel talks about his pitching struggles against the Mets. Read more
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