The anatomy of a losing streak

Embed from Getty ImagesGabe Kapler loses his temper yesterday and gets tossed out of the game for the first time ever When things don’t go right in baseball, it can seem like nothing is going right. That is the state of the Phillies right now. In the mire of a 6-game losing streak, two to the Miami Marlins at home most recently. You wonder what will happen to make this…

June 23, 2019
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Remembering Chase Utley's Top 5 moments with the Phillies

June 21, 2019

Despite their lousy run as of late, smiles will undoubtedly fill Citizens Bank Park tonight as the club honors arguably it’s most celebrated player over the last quarter-century in Chase Utley. He’s a Californian, but an adopted Philadelphian. His blue-collar work ethic and gritty attitude made him an icon in a city that loves tough-nosed hard-working athletes. “It’s a city that respects guys that play hard, guys that want to…

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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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