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  • Now What?

     
    OK, so the Phillies have fought their way back to .500 just in time for the All-Star Break. Now what? Several of my recommendations from earlier in the season have been adopted, with Darin Ruff now manning first base and......
  • Michael Young addresses the trade rumors

     
    The speculation today has been that Michael Young will accept a trade only to Texas, where he spent his entire major league career prior to 2013. The Phillies third baseman, who confirmed he had a talk with general manager Ruben......
  • Sandberg's dues finally pay dividend

    Sandberg's dues finally pay dividend
    Ryne Sandberg always said he just wanted a chance to manage a big league club. He has that now, even if it isn't with the one team he most wanted to manage. Sandberg's No. 23 flies from the right-field flagpole at Wrigley Field. He would have loved to...
  • Detroit's Miguel Cabrera could repeat as MLB most valuable player

    Detroit's Miguel Cabrera could repeat as MLB most valuable player
    Cabrera vs. Trout II In the great Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout most-valuable-player debate of 2012, the Trout loyalists most often cited Trout's dominance in WAR — the "wins above replacement" statistic that purports to distill production into...
  • Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?

    Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?
    Seven of the 13 men who managed the Philadelphia Phillies since Veterans Stadium opened in 1971 were let go before a season ended: Frank Lucchesi, Danny Ozark, Pat Corrales, John Felske, Lee Elia, Nick Leyva and Charlie Manuel. There were few tears when...
  • Darin Ruf: Surprise, surprise

     
    Call it the surprise of the year for Darin Ruf. As Ruf was walking through the food room grabbing a drink this afternoon, he heard Juan Samuel call his name. “He told me I was playing right field and I......
  • Chris Davis ties Brady Anderson's Orioles single-season HR record with 50th homer of the season

    Chris Davis ties Brady Anderson's Orioles single-season HR record with 50th homer of the season
    TORONTO -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis tied Brady Anderson for the franchise home run record with his eighth-inning solo blast Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The milestone homer broke a second-place tie with Hall of...
  • Chris Davis' 50th home run is a big one, helping Orioles to a 5-3 win over Blue Jays

    Chris Davis' 50th home run is a big one, helping Orioles to a 5-3 win over Blue Jays
    TORONTO -- As his chase of the Orioles' single-season home run mark intensified, it seemed like first baseman Chris Davis' bigger focus was doing his best to deflect the attention away from himself and toward his club's chase of a playoff berth. And when...
  • Davis sets another Orioles home run record, pads franchise mark

    Davis sets another Orioles home run record, pads franchise mark
    The Boston Red Sox beat up the Orioles pretty harshly Friday night, winning, 12-3. But Orioles first baseman Chris Davis continued to make club history. Davis homered in the sixth inning against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz for his 53rd of the...
  • Goodness gracious, great flaming dogs of feces

    I hit the blooper bonanza the other day with another envelope from the King of All Clippers. KOAC, who has been sending me collections of number-coded little clippings for years, draws these mostly from the Times-News, Palmerton, but they also come...
  • Domonic Brown

     
    If you want some entertaining reading, go back to my blog post from Aug. 30, 2011, and especially the Comments, which were extensive. I was defending struggling young IronPigs outfielder Domonic Brown against boo-birds. As I wrote there, when Brown......