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Puig's Month to Remember

Monday, July 1, 2013, 4:25 AM
The Phillies had a first-hand look at history Sunday, as the Dodgers' Yusiel Puig completed one of the best debut months in major league baseball history. Only Joe DiMaggio (46) ever lashed out more hits in his debut calendar month than the 44 Puig compiled through Sunday, but some of Puig's other... Read more

Howard benched for two games

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:48 PM
Following tonight's game in Los Angeles, the Phillies will reach the official halfway point of the season. Eighty-one of 162 games in the books. Ryan Howard, who once hit 58 home runs in a season and averaged 44 homers per year from 2006-11, has 10 home runs. So, he's on pace for around 20. Charlie... Read more

R.A. Dickey discovers doppelganger

Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:41 AM
Blue Jays pitcher and defending National League Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey recently discovered what his fallback career plan will be if his knuckle ball gets any more hittable. I happen to think the king is a very handsome guy. pic.twitter.com/DzTDuPDLaV — R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) June 28... Read more

Nationals' stadium catches on fire

Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:34 AM
[@GoldAndOrSmith] What are you talking about? Everything is going great for the Washington Nationals. What, this? Nah, Bryce Harper is fine. Look at him, counting to ten, remembering what his name is, head not filling with blood. As soon as he learns about walls, he'll be right as rain. What,... Read more

Charlie Manuel caption contest results

Friday, June 28, 2013, 10:29 AM
On Monday, I asked for your best captions suggestions for my new Charlie Manuel cartoon. Now, it's time to find out who came on top. Your Yogi Berra style winner, courtesy of FleaBottom. Here are the runner-ups: "Hey Howard - that beard looks about as old and tired as my starting lineup." —... Read more

Don't call it a comeback - Domonic Brown never left

Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:33 AM
I admit I'm a bit touchy when it comes to matters Domonic Brown, mostly because I've spent the last year listening to people label him the biggest bust in Phillies history since Jeff Stone. So it might be a figment of my imagination that I still don't think a lot of people grasp just how special a... Read more

Phillies trade for John McDonald; what's next?

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 4:30 PM
LOS ANGELES — The Phillies made their first in-season trade of 2013, and it is far from the blockbuster moves people around baseball expect Ruben Amaro Jr. to make in the coming weeks. Veteran infielder John McDonald was acquired Thursday from Cleveland for a player to be named later or cash... Read more

Phillies bullpen: It is what it is

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 2:55 PM
SAN DIEGO — It was the eighth inning of a four-run Phillies lead Tuesday when Rich Dubee made his first phone call to the bullpen. Kyle Kendrick put two runners on base. Dubee instructed Antonio Bastardo and J.C. Ramirez to warm up. That's J.C. Ramirez, a veteran of one major-league game and... Read more

Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco going to New York for Futures Game

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:13 PM
SAN DIEGO — The Phillies will showcase their top two prospects in July's annual Futures Game at Citi Field. Jesse Biddle and Maikel Franco were named to the United States and World rosters, respectively, Wednesday. They are the lone representatives from the organization. Biddle, the lefthander... Read more

IronPigs encourage fans to get closer to hideous beast

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:10 AM
The IronPigs have long assumed that baseball alone isn't enough to get you to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. No, it requires beach towel giveaways and video games you can play with your pee! You're an odd bunch. Anyway, the Phillies' Triple A affiliate is looking to attract yet another demographic... Read more
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