Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Rollins, Phillies showing renewed confidence

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:19 AM
It’s a question that would have seemed preposterous less than a week ago, but nobody, including Jimmy Rollins did a double-take when asked if the Phillies still thought they could win the division. “Playing this way, we can,” Rollins said. The comment came after Friday’s 6-2... Read more

Terrible Phillies cartoon caption contest winners

Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:01 PM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Phillies cartoon. Obviously, there were a LOT of Viagra suggestions, and some were a bit too graphic for our family web site. Congrats to @TheIdleRich (whom many of you will recognize as Daily News sports columnist Rich Hoffman), who came... Read more

Game 93: Sizemore’s Debut

Friday, July 11, 2014, 3:26 PM
The Phillies are putting Grady Sizemore to work right away. After appearing in 11 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the three-time all-star outfielder was recalled on Thursday evening and is in tonight’s starting lineup against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. He will bat leadoff... Read more

Cole Hamels to the Yankees? Fuhgeddaboutit

Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:31 AM
A couple of quick notes on a surprisingly temperate morning here in the City of Brotherly Love. . . 1) Before we get to Cole Hamels, I need to get something off my chest, and no, it isn't the tattoo I woke up with on Sunday morning (I kinda like it). I find it highly amusing that Major League Baseball... Read more

Phillies' four-game sweeps

Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:45 AM
Thursday, the Phillies completed one of the more improbable four-game series sweeps in their history, considering they staggered into Miller Park on a 3-13 slide and were set to face a Brewers team that had the best record in the National League. But — as so often we say — that is why we... Read more

Papelbon: Traitor? Quitter? Honest man?

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:44 PM
Which one of these historical figures does Jonathan Papelbon most resemble after his comments following Wednesday night's win over the Brewers? Have your say in our poll. Read more

Ruben Amaro Jr. has no qualms with Jonathan Papelbon comments

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 3:03 PM
MILWAUKEE — There were three weeks until the July 31 trade deadline when Ruben Amaro Jr. grabbed a pack of jalapeno sunflower seeds Thursday afternoon and found a spot on the wooden dugout bench. This was a moment for more reality. Jonathan Papelbon, the Phillies' closer, made it clear Wednesday... Read more

Video: Why do Utley, Rollins want to stay with Phillies?

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:12 PM
The Inquirer's Bob Ford and CineSport's Noah Coslov talk about why Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins want to stay in town and they applaud Jonathan Papelbon for being honest. Read more

Four other key Phillies talk trade deadline

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:19 PM
The trade deadline is exactly three weeks from today. You can expect a lot of noise concerning the Phillies, a team that’s won three straight against the team with the National League’s best record, but also a team headed nowhere in 2014 with more than a few intriguing veterans that could... Read more

Nobody is buying Phillies jerseys

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:57 AM
It makes sense if very few people want to emulate a Phillies player right now. Chances are, most fans already own the jersey of the team's sole All-Star, Chase Utley. Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee have all been with the team forever as well. Other than that... Read more
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