Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

Autopsy results released Friday showed evidence Roy Halladay had traces of morphine, amphetamine, and zolpidem in his system in November when he fatally crashed his single-engine plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey, Fla. The autopsy revealed Halladay’s cause of death as blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor. His blood alcohol content according to the autopsy, was 0.01. FAA regulations forbids the consumption of…

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Cause of death, other details revealed for former Phillies ace Roy Halladay

Former Phillies ace Roy Halladay tragically passed away in November in a plane accident. The cause of death and other details were released from his autopsy. When former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay’s plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico back in November, causing the death of a franchise icon, specific details about the accident were […] Cause of death, other details revealed for former Phillies ace Roy Halladay – That…

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ICYMI: What will baseball look like in 2069?

History says the first professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869. Major League Baseball celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1969. So, what will baseball be like when it celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2069? Brace yourself for a tongue-in-cheek look. Sponsorship logos will appear on players’ uniforms just like race car drivers. For example, Toyota’s logo will appear on the front of the jersey and back of the…

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Annual College Summit at CBP is a passage to Spring

I had the privilege of attending and donating to charity by purchasing a ticket to a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what happens prior to the baseball season each year around the world of Major League Baseball. It’s something that the average baseball fan or even huge baseball fan may not give much thought to. I also made a video that is on the FightinPhillies Youtube channel with some valuable…

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Phillies willing to not spend to contend in 2018 to build for the future

The free agent market has been moving remarkably slow this offseason as teams like the Phillies would rather wait to spend later and develop their players. It feels like barely anything has happened this offseason in baseball. After the Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Otani craziness fell off, little else has occurred this winter. In an […] Phillies willing to not spend to contend in 2018 to build for the future…

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What happened to the 1964 Phillies? When new car payments were $61 month for a Mustang

An interesting time in Phillies history is revisited by the Phillies Talk Podcast, we travel back in time to 1964 when the Beatles were all the rage – they even appeared on American TV for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show, LBJ was the President of the United States. The Phillies were coasting along in first place, in September of 1964 there was a beginning to the end…

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Kingery and Eshelman highlight prospects invited to Phillies camp

Scott Kingery is nearly a lock to open the season in Allentown, but prior to buttoning up an IronPigs jersey, he’ll spend some time in the Clearwater sun with a new set of Phillies coaches. The 23-year-old is one of eight prospects the Phillies invited to camp Wednesday. He’s also the closest of the group that profiles as an impact everyday contributor to the club. That said, with Cesar Hernandez…

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A tongue-in-cheek look at baseball in 2069.

History says the first professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869. Major League Baseball celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1969. So, what will baseball be like when it celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2069? Brace yourself for a tongue-in-cheek look. Sponsorship logos will appear on players’ uniforms just like race car drivers. For example, Toyota’s logo will appear on the front of the jersey and back of the…

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Phillies invite eight prospects to spring training, including Scott Kingery

The Phillies have extended invites to eight prospects not on the 40-man roster, including second baseman Scott Kingery and pitcher Tom Eshelman. One of the most exciting parts of spring training is getting to see some of the Phillies top prospects in big-league camp with the players they are expected to join in the future. […] Phillies invite eight prospects to spring training, including Scott Kingery – That Balls Outta…

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Kapler content with giving young Phillies hurlers another look

First-year manager Gabe Kapler isn’t oblivious to the uncertainty surrounding the Phillies’ starting rotation, but he’s content leaving decision making to ownership and general manager Matt Klentak. “I have a lot of trust that we’ll either go in with a new toy or we will pass on the opportunity because we’re better off giving this collection of pitchers a really healthy look,” Kapler said Tuesday as he and several players…

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