| Apr 10, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Plenty of the familiar No. 6 and No. 26 jerseys worn by first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley were on display in and around Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon.
The problem was that neither jersey was anywhere...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.
Last memory of the 2011 Phillies?
That's easy. It's Ryan Howard hitting a grounder to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, heading disgustedly toward first base and then...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In his role as the Triple-A manager in the Phillies organization, Ryne Sandberg talks often to his players about opportunity.
It's always there, he says. And when it opens the door, be prepared to burst through it.
Wednesday's signing of Cole Hamels...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:06 AM
No one really anticipated in April, with the trade deadline looming in late July, that the Orioles would be looking to buy and the Philadelphia Phillies looking to sell.
That’s the way it appears to be right now.
The Orioles and Phillies have...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel has been forced to answer a myriad of questions about trips to the disabled list made by his players this year.
The winningest manager in Phillies history is never without a disappointed look when he's explaining the...
| Aug 12, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — The blistering sun is beating down on the field at Citizens Bank Park. Most players are sheltered from the stinging rays and high humidity in the more friendly confines of the clubhouse.
Yet one face, the same one that emerges nearly...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — With a disabled list that has been overflowing with Phillies most of the season, the last thing you wanted was for Carlos Ruiz and Placido Polanco to join the list of visitors.
Ruiz was among the league's top hitters when he went...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Scott Podsednik did everything he wanted to do in the spring, with one exception.
He's still wearing a minor league uniform.
"I still feel there is some gas left in the tank," the 36-year-old IronPigs outfielder said. "I still feel like I can compete at...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:16 PM
One previously annoying question the White Sox won’t have to answer this winter is “Who will be your leadoff batter?”
In addition to playing a deep but serviceable center field, Alejandro De Aza silenced most of the gripes about the...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 6:39 PM
Anybody who thinks the Phillies miss Chase Utley more than, or even as much as Ryan Howard, are in denial.
They've let their past love affair with Utley and their frustrations stemming from Howard's strikeouts to end the team's last two postseason runs...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox.
But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...