Ryne Sandberg and Ruben Amaro

It’s July 1; It’s time to blow the Phillies up

The calendar has flipped over to July, which means the trade deadline is looming and hard decisions must be made about this Philadelphia Phillies team. After a day off following a dismal home stand capped by a four-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, it is beyond time to hit the reset button […]

Babe Ruth Boston Braves

This day in 1935, Phillies send Babe Ruth to retirement

There may be no more famous name in baseball than Babe Ruth. Anyone with any level of knowledge of baseball should be aware of the name Babe Ruth, The Great Bambino… Ruth is one of the biggest legends in the sport of baseball, but it was on this day in 1935 he played his final […]

Josh Beckett no-hit the Phillies on May 25, 2014. Photo: MLB.com

Yeah, I started rooting for Josh Beckett

On Sunday I witnessed something I have never seen before in person. Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the 283rd no-hitter in major league history, but it was the first time I ever watched one in person. Yes, I found myself at […]

Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies

Report: Howard Eskin and Papelbon had to be separated in the dugout

This may have been something brewing for a while, but Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and sports media veteran Howard Eskin apparently needed to be separated before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whoa. Eskin and Papelbon just got into a heated verbal argument by the Phils dugout. Both had to be restrained. — […]

10,000 Losses

Misery loves company: Cubs lose 10,000th game

The Phillies took an absolute punch to the gut Sunday afternoon up in New York. Up 4-1 heading to the ninth inning, the Phillies bullpen needed to put together three outs to record the 100th career game for starting pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels battled at times against his old nemesis, but he managed to get […]

Cliff Lee was dominant against the Dodgers in a 7-0 win on April 21, 2014. Photo: Getty Images

Watching Cliff Lee is a bonding experience

Sara McGuire was a big Phillies fan, and Cliff Lee was probably her favorite Phillies player if I had to guess. Monday night’s game in Los Angeles is one I know my grandmother would have fallen asleep too early in the game, but it was one I know she would have enjoyed immensely if she got […]

Opening week saw familiar Phillies highs and lows

The Phillies return to Philadelphia today tomorrow to open up Citizens Bank Park for another season of baseball. They will do so with a record of 3-3 after opening up the first week of the season on the road in Texas and Chicago with some mixed results. We saw a little bit of everything that […]

Phillies wearing CB memorial patch

The patch is in honor of former owner Claire Betz, who passed away during the offseason. Betz was  anative of the Philadelphia area and a graduated from Villanova. she had inherited her share of the team from her husband, John Betz, when he passed away in 1990. Betz had purchased his share of the franchise in […]

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