10 years ago today the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series

Brad Lidge dropped to his knees and Carlos Ruiz leaped into his open arms, grinning from ear-to-ear. It’s an image now memorialized in poster form, found on basement walls and in man caves throughout the Philadelphia region. It was a moment of glory, a time of vitality. “I just remember letting go of the pitch,” Lidge said earlier this summer, fondly recalling the 10-year anniversary of Phillies club that won…

October 29, 2018
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Where Has The Time Gone?

Dave Schofield photo The 2008 World Champions return to Citizens Bank Park tomorrow, their 10th reunion. Where has the time gone? Festivities begin at 12 noon with the Phillies-Marlins game at 1:35 p.m. General Manager Pat Gillick Manager Charlie Manuel Coaches Nick Billmeyer Roly deArmas Rich Dubee Milt Thompson Catcher Carlos Ruiz Pitchers Joe Blanton Clay Condrey Chad Durbin Scott Eyre Kyle Kendrick Brad Lidge Jamie Moyer Brett Myers J.C. Romero Infielders Eric Bruntlett Greg Dobbs Pedro…

August 4, 2018
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Times Change

Robin Roberts, Steve Carlton 2008 Alumni Day (Miles Kennedy) By Larry Shenk Alumni Weekend is a tradition started by the Phillies way back in the 1970s at Veterans Stadium. The Whiz Kids ruled the Phillies nation as the legends back then. The current Phillies of the time watched the Alumni Day ovations for Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Del Ennis, Andy Seminick, Curt Simmons, Dick Sisler, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, Bob Miller, Eddie Sawyer….

August 1, 2018
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Depace Sports Museum in Collingswood to merge collection with The Sports Museum

February 15, 2018

There is a small sports museum in Collingswood, NJ that you probably haven’t heard of. That place is called the Depace Sports Museum, it was started by a local cardiologist, Nicholas L. Depace, who has a passion for collecting sports memorabilia to the tune of a $40M treasure trove of Philadelphia connected and other sports memorabilia. Depace has had a close connection to many of the local legends of sports…

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Today’s notebook….more HOF news, free agent former Phils, Crawford gets high grade.

January 31, 2018

Jim Thome’s going to Cooperstown having been elected on his first-time ballot last week. For other former Phillies who were on that ballot, the news wasn’t as good. Thome received 89.8 percent of the votes. 75 percent is needed for election. Curt Schilling (51.2 %), Billy Wagner (11.1) and Scott Rolen (10.2) will be back next year. Players that do not receive 5 percent of the notes are dropped from future…

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Phillies rumor: Carlos Ruiz intends to play in 2018

One of the greatest Phillies catchers of all-time is not ready to hang up the mask Phillies legend Carlos Ruiz will be looking to join his fourth team in as many seasons this winter. Despite turning 39-years-old in January the World Series champion wants to continue his playing career for at least one more season. […] Phillies rumor: Carlos Ruiz intends to play in 2018 – That Balls Outta Here…

November 29, 2017
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Crash Bag Vol. 42 – It Might be a Little Late

I have promised this Crash Bag a few times now. So I will just post the answers now and stop delaying. @mweintr: What are the chances the phillies go after Darvish this winter? 2 bad outings in WS? could get for a decent price tag? I think the chances continue to be low. Given that Cueto and Tanaka have both opted into their contracts, the only two pitchers that could…

November 6, 2017
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Utley left his mark on Phillies World Series records

October 24, 2017

(Miles Kennedy photo) Baseball’s greatest showcase, the World Series, is about to begin tonight in Dodger Stadium. Two teams with 100 wins will be clashing, the Astros and Dodgers. Each has three Phillies Alumni. Houston: manager A.J. Hinch (2004, a catcher), closer Ken Giles (2014–15) and starter Charlie Morton (2016). For Los Angeles: second baseman Chase Utley (2003–15), hitting coach Turner Ward (2001) and quality assurance coach Juan Castro (2010), who, playing…

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Braves' Freeman back at first base after July hot corner experiment

September 23, 2017

As America was celebrating Independence Day, Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves had another reason to celebrate. The former All-Star returned to the Braves lineup after spending nearly two full months on the disabled list. During a May 17 home match-up with the Toronto Blue Jays at Sun Trust Park, Freeman suffered a fractured wrist when he was drilled by Jays’ pitcher Aaron Loup. The loss appeared devastating for a…

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Phillies rally again behind Altherr

September 21, 2017

Miles Kennedy photo Aaron Altherr homered in his third straight game leading the Phillies to their third straight win over the Dodgers. Last night his two-run homer in the seventh inning tied the game at 4-all. 11 of his 19 homers have come in the seventh inning or later. Tommy Joseph followed with a solo homer to give the Phillies a 5–4 pad. The eighth inning saw the Dodgers tie before the…

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