Aaron Harang on Thursday became the latest Phillies starter to land on the disabled list, further increasing the chances the struggling righthander remains with the team beyond the July 31 trade deadline.
At 73, Dick Allen finally looked his age.
Representing the Phillies at a June public event, it was clear the Wampum Walloper's sinewy body was softening at last. The sweatpants he inexplicably wore revealed a slight belly. His hair, now white as a fresh home uniform, resembled Don King's. And though a pair of Jackie O-sized sunglasses obscured much of his face, they couldn't hide the weariness.
Angels GM resigns
The tumultuous 31/2-year reign of Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he resigned in the wake of renewed friction with manager Mike Scioscia.
Touting the man seated to his left as "a rare combination of both old-school experience and new-age thinking," Phillies co-owner John Middleton made a rare public appearance Monday at Citizens Bank Park to introduce Andy MacPhail as the club's new president.