| Feb 11, 2013
The luxuries the Philadelphia Phillies have been afforded during their most recent spring trainings are no more.
With their aging roster, with the injuries that afflicted three of their star players a season ago and with all the question marks in the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:30 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Clete Thomas had a career-high four hits for Minnesota and came home on a wild pitch for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia to stick the Phillies with their fifth straight loss.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:35 PM
The guy on the stage last week conducting the question-and-answer session with front-office personnel, players and manager Charlie Manuel at the Phillies Winter Banquet may not have been instantly recognizable to the 1,100 people gathered at the Sands...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:45 PM
A recent blog entry may have offered a clue about why the Corbett administration's wants someone else to administer the Pennsylvania Lottery.
"And while Lottery growth has been strong," it said, "it will not keep up with the demands of the state's...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Opening day for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is on April 4, precisely 10 weeks or 70 days from Thursday night, and assistant GM Howard Scharf happily pointed out: "We've already had our first sellout of 2013."
That's right, a sellout crowd of 1,100 at the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:34 PM
The Washington Nationals didn’t have a close shave, and neither did Davey Johnson.
The 70-year-old manager still looked closer to 80 after the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night, sporting the scraggly beginnings of facial...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Auto Racing--Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix, 6:30 a.m. (NBC); Indy Racing League, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, 11 a.m. (ABC); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, 5 p.m. (FOX)
Tennis--French Open, 11 a.m. (NBC), 4 a.m. (ESPN2)...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of strategy. The glory is, that with 162 games, managers and coaches get the chance to tinker with things much more than football, ice hockey and basketball coaches.
The downside to that is it means...