VIDEO: John Kruk on Late Show with David Letterman (1993)

How many pieces of gum did John Kruk go through during a game back in 1993? Why did Kruk wear the number 29, and how much did he get for it? What did Kruk think about playing games in Denver? Check out this old video footage of the former Phillies first baseman answering these questions […]

Alumni Weekend: A time to celebrate the real Macho Row

Starting tonight the Philadelphia Phillies will begin a weekend-long tribute to the lovable bunch of wild and whacky throwbacks and castoffs that surprised the baseball world and would one day serve as the inspiration for one Phillies-centric blog. This weekend the Phillies will honor the 1993 National League champion Phillies, celebrating the 20th anniversary of […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Phillies keeping Cliff Lee?

I never really felt strongly that Cliff Lee was going to be traded by the Philadelphia Phillies, and with the trade deadline creeping up in a matter of hours it looks as though that will be the case. With the Boston Red Sox making their move to acquire a starting pitcher, perhaps turned off by […]


Phillies First Half Grades: Starting infielders defining mediocrity

I am not really sure what to make of the Phillies starting infield this season, other than the fact that it is aging and breaking down frequently enough that an argument to shake things up and get younger now is completely valid if the right pieces are available. I have already spoken my mind on […]

Ben Revere got screwed, hopes to return in 6-8 weeks

Phillies center fielder Ben Revere has undergone surgery to repair his right foot, which he broke in the first game of the double header on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Revere's surgery involved getting two screws placed in his foot according to Todd Zolecki: Ben Revere's surgery complete. Dr. Steve Raikin placed 2 screws […]


When will the Phillies host the All-Star Game? Maybe in 2019 at the earliest

Tonight the New York Mets will host their first All-Star Game since 1964 in Shea Stadium. That game has a rather special Phillies moment of course, which leaves me wondering if Domonic Brown or Cliff Lee might play a part in another bankable moment in franchise history. It's hard for me to believe the Mets […]


Phillies First Half Grades: Starting Pitchers get passing grades

One of the strengths of the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies was supposed to be the quality starting pitching. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels at the front of the rotation, that much should go without saying. Kyle Kendrick and free-agent pick-up John Lannan provided the Phillies with a decent enough back-end of the rotation […]


The 1993 World Series that could have been

  Jack McDowell won AL Cy Young in 1993. The Philadelphia Phillies surprised the baseball world by reaching the World Series in 1993, only to see the magical ride end in nightmarish fashion against the Toronto Blue Jays. The memories along the way, including a six game series victory against the heavily favored Atlanta Braves […]


How to approach the Ryan Howard quandary

Ryan Howard will be out six to eight weeks. Photo: Getty Images Over the past few days we learned that Ryan Howard had a debridement of the left medial meniscus, which would explain why Howard has been hobbling around the bases this season. Howard was never at 100 percent this season, this much was always obvious, […]

About Last Night: Phillies Pig Pen comes through in 3-1 win vs. Pirates

The Philadelphia Phillies offense was silent but waited for their moment against Pittsburgh Pirates emergency starter Brandon Cumpton Tuesday night. The Phillies picked up three runs in the sixth inning to chase Cumpton from the game and the young bullpen came through to get the game from starter Jonathan Pettibone to Jonathan Papelbon to pick […]


Changes are coming as most important month of Amaro’s career begins

Watching the 2013 Phillies has been a frustrating experience. You do not need me to tell you that I am sure. After dropping the Sunday finale in Los Angeles to cap a losing four-game set against the Dodgers I heard multiple times reporters or broadcasters remind me how many games back of the NL East […]

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About Last Night: Everybody hits (Woohoo!) in 16-1 rout of Dodgers

John Lannan had three hits and pitched seven solid innings as he Philadelphia Phillies blasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 16-1 Friday night in Los Angeles. It was the worst home loss for the Dodgers since playing in Brooklyn. I'll just let the box score speak for itself this time… Pretty sure this is the first […]

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