Ryan Howard sure does look a bit more trim. Photo credit: Ryan Lawrence

Phillies 5, Yankees 5: Ryan Howard off to good start

You should never take one game in the spring and use it as a predictor for what will happen the rest of the month, or the season. But it was encouraging to see Ryan Howard get off to a nice start in his spring training debut Tuesday afternoon in Clearwater. Howard, hitting fourth in Ryne […]


Out of the Batter’s Box – Grapefruit League play is here for Phillies

Sunday was an exaggerated disaster but today the games that matter only slightly more begin. Grapefruit League play opens up today in Clearwater for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. 1. Phillies open Grapefruit League play today vs. Yankees Two days after losing to University of Tampa, the Phillies get started with the […]

Out of the Batter’s Box – Phillies lose to D2 team

It’s the start of a new month. Spring training baseball is officially here (tomorrow), so let’s get it all started on the right foot wiht a return to the daily round-up. 1. The Phillies lost an exhibition to the University of Tampa In the first game of the spring, the Phillies lost a 2-0 lead and […]

The Phillies dropped an exhibition to the University of Tampa. Photo credit: @AllyMaziarz

Phillies open spring by dropping exhibition to D2 University of Tampa

The Phillies gave up five runs in the seventh inning to University of Tampa Sunday. The exhibition was not a good start for reliever Phillippe Aumont, but for the most part there is not too much to be overreacting about with this loss. In the first dose of spring baseball Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies […]


Baseball is back today

Sure, it may be just an exhibition game against the University of Tampa, but I’ll take it. The Philadelphia Phillies are back in action today. The team may not be very good this season, but this is still a warm thought on this chilly day in the Philadelphia area.

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ESPN to air two Phillies spring training games

With spring training here, we are starting to look forward to spring training baseball in the Grapefruit League. While we still are not sure of the local Phillies Grapefruit coverage just yet, we do know at least two games will be airing this spring. ESPN will broadcast two separate Grapefruit League games involving the Phillies. […]

Darren Daulton, Wall of Fame (Getty Images)

Darren Daulton is beating brain cancer and that is awesome

Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton shared some fantastic news last week. Daulton said his latest MRI exam was clean, showing he is beating brain cancer. Daulton was diagnosed with two brain tumors back in the summer fo 2013. He shared the news via Twitter and said he is appreciative of the support Phillies fans […]

Spring Training preview for Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Ryne Sandberg begins his second season managing the Philadelphia Phillies with little hopes of success heading into the season. After a disappointing 2013, the Phillies tried to “reload” rather than “rebuild” and misfired. After finishing the season with a 73-89 record, the team traded long time shortstop Jimmy Rollins, which made it clear that the […]

You have a question, you ask the 8-ball. Amateur Photoshop: Kevin McGuire/Macho-Row.com

Cliff Lee says if you have a question, you ask the 8-ball

On Day 2 of Phillies pitchers and catchers in spring training, Cliff Lee took to the microphone to answer questions from the media. He came prepared. As David Puddy might say, you have a question, you ask the eight ball. Lee did just that, redirecting a handful of questions about his future and the Phillies […]


Cole Hamels sees writing on wall, just wants to win

“I want to be in the playoffs every year. That’s where you make a name for yourself. It’s not about the Cy Young awards and MVP awards. It’s about winning championships. You want to be in a place where you have a chance to win.” – Cole Hamels That place is not Philadelphia, according to […]

Cole Hamels

Phillies are not being unreasonable by holding on to Cole Hamels

On July 26, 2000 the Philadelphia Phillies traded 33-year old Curt Schilling to the Arizona Cardinals. In return the Phillies received Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Vicente Padilla and Travis Lee. Schilling went on to appear in three All-Star Games, win 20 games three times and win the World Series with two different teams. The Phillies got […]

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