2016: Bound to be better for the Phillies and their fans

2016 isn’t business as usual that’s been happening with the Phillies baseball team for the past several years. This team was in a serious decline and to do inactivity on the part of Ruben Amaro Jr. to fix it, it remained broken for 2015. So bad, that Ryne Sandberg couldn’t stay around anymore with the type of actions that were coming from the upper Phillies management. Yes, there really isn’t…

December 31, 2015
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It Probably Could’ve Been Worse: 2015 Phillies Highlights Part II

Yesterday we began counting down the Top 10 Moments of the 2015 Phillies season with Moments #10-#6 (link). It’s hard to believe anything could top Pat Burrell Wall of Fame night or a Jeff Francoeur walk-off home run but here they are, the five greatest Phillies moments in 2015: 5. MacPhail Introductory Press Conference No signing or trade or draft can affect change on a franchise as impactful or revolutionary as…

December 31, 2015
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2016 preview: Maikel Franco

 As we move toward the 2016 season, let us take a look at each player on the roster and what a reasonably successful season would look like. We started with Aaron Nola. Player Name: Maikel FrancoPosition: 3BAge: Will be 24 in AugustBat/Throw: Right/RightNumber: 7Experience: 96 games   What we saw in 2015 Before an injury in early August, we saw a lot of good things from Maikel Franco. He looked…

December 30, 2015
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Phillies Next Gen: Roy Halladay’s Teen Son a Pitcher Too

A former Philadelphia Phillies ace starting pitcher has a teenage son who is now following in his footsteps. Now 38-year old righthander Roy Halladay, who finished his career by pitching more than three seasons with the Phillies after more than a decade with the Toronto Blue Jays, retired following the 2013 season. His 15-year old […] Phillies Next Gen: Roy Halladay’s Teen Son a Pitcher Too Author: Matt Veasey From…

December 30, 2015
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It Probably Could’ve Been Worse: 2015 Phillies Highlights Part I

A year ago I was struck by the ease of putting together a highlight list for a season as awful as that of the 2014 Phillies. That team lost 89 games for the second straight year and finished last in the division for the first time since 2000. As I was working on the list, they unleashed a massive emotional blow to the fanbase by trading franchise icon Jimmy Rollins. It was a challenging time to be…

December 30, 2015
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Phillies to Extend Protective Netting

The Philadelphia Phillies plan to extend protective netting near the dugouts for the 2016 MLB season. The Phillies will extend netting at both their big league home at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly, and at their Spring Training home of Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. The changes will mean that netting previously installed behind […] Phillies to Extend Protective Netting Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

December 29, 2015
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Phillies Fans May Benefit With New MLB.tv Plan

Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies living outside the local market could benefit from changes to MLB.tv in the coming 2016 season. Per an article today by Dan Norton at the Philadelphia Business Journal, a new package is being prepared for release by Major League Baseball which will allow streaming of games for just a single […] Phillies Fans May Benefit With New MLB.tv Plan Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/…

December 29, 2015
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Phillies Howard Cleared in HGH Sensationalism Story

The Philadelphia Phillies slugging star 1st baseman was initially linked, along with a number of other high profile professional athletes, to an HGH scandal. However, Ryan Howard, along with all of those other athletes, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the initial source. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of media sources have keyed their headlines to […] Phillies Howard Cleared in HGH Sensationalism Story Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered…

December 27, 2015
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Ryan Howard Named in Al Jazeera PED Investigation

Al Jazeera is airing a documentary tonight called “The Dark Side”, which is described as a “monthslong investigation” in which an undercover investigator exposes the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Ryan Howard is among those implicated as having used PEDs, as well as Peyton Manning, Ryan Zimmerman, and Taylor Teagarden. Travis Waldron and Ryan Grim wrote about the investigation at The Huffington Post and Al Jazeera’s report can be viewed…

December 27, 2015
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A Christmas Tale from Harry the K

Hard to believe it’s almost been 7 years since Harry Kalas passed away, here’s a link that I found on Philly.com tonight, thanks Harry! A Christmas Tale from Harry the K Author: From Feed: http://www.fightinphillies.com/feeds/posts/default Powered by WPeMatico

December 24, 2015
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