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Video: Phillies Bullpen Plays Bocce Ball During Rain Delay

Rain delays are never fun. Players and fans alike nervously wait around and try to bide their time before the game resumes. Well, the Phillies bullpen recently employed a fun method to pass the time—playing bocce ball. When the team took on the Atlanta Braves on July 20, they were stuck at Turner Field with nothing to do for over 90 minutes during a long rain delay. So their relievers...
Via The Sports Daily
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Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee rips out a loud fart to wrap up post-game interview

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee just came off of a 60-day DL, so he wasn’t much in the mood to discuss his poor performance against the Giants in a 7-4 loss Monday night. His post-game interview was pretty quick, but you know what they say – a fart says a thousand words…
Via Low Brow Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Farts At End Of Postgame Media Scrum After Return To Action (Video)

Cliff Lee’s fastball sat only around 90 mph on the radar gun on Monday night, but the veteran left-handed pitcher had plenty of gas after the game. Lee made his first start since April on Monday when he took the hill against the San Francisco Giants. He was far from sharp, as Lee surrendered six runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He did so in front of plenty of scouts, as...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’ (video)

Cliff Lee made his first start on Monday after coming off the 60-day DL and the rust showed as the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher surrendered six runs on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. As trade rumors swirl around the veteran pitcher, Lee elected to end a […] The post Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

FACT OR FICTION? – Phillies Trade Deadline Moves, Eagles Training Camp Battles

This week, we’re discussing all Phillies and Eagles on Fact or Fiction.  Dan Schmidt and Mike Rozanski debate on the Phillies possible moves as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches and the battles we’re likely to see when Eagles training camp opens this Friday. 1) Chase Utley will still be with the Phillies past the […] The post FACT OR FICTION? – Phillies Trade...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Cut Tony Gwynn, Jr., Koyie Hill, And Cesar Hernandez

Some roster moves today as the Phillies welcomed back a few injured players. But there were some casualties: According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies made three cuts: Tony Gwynn, Jr. has been designated for assignment Cesar Hernandez has been optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley Koyie Hill has...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brignac, Lee, Nieves Activated

The Phillies have announced that infielder Reid Brignac, LHP Cliff Lee, and catcher Wil Nieves have been activated for tonight’s game. To make room for the trio, the Phillies have outrighted catcher Koyie Hill to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, designated Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment, and optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. None of the moves come as particular...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Cannot Afford To Blow This Trade Deadline

Sometimes the parts are greater than the whole. The Philadelphia Phillies team is a total disaster in every way: poor hitting, poor fielding, poor pitching... But yet, the Phillies have many parts that would be more valuable to other teams. The Phillies could almost instantly have a rebuilt farm system....
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Notes: Henson, Franco, Fox, Mecias, Others Heat Up

We’re back with another rundown of top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks, with some less than stellar performers mixed in for good measure. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs… Tyler Henson with coach Mickey Morandini Infielder Tyler Henson is batting .448 with a home run and eight RBI over his last 10 games played. In 90 games this season, the 26-year...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies owners be looking to sell?

Bill Giles gathered a silent group of investors and bought the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981 for $30 million. Thirty-three years later, the Phillies team value is $975 million according to Forbes.com. The Phillies have been a lucrative business investment which, despite the current lag in attendance and in the standings, is likely to continue paying dividends. But is it possible...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Amaro looks to improve through deals

The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only thing I can tell you is we're going to try to do what we can to improve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Latest Trade Rumors on Hamels, Burnett, Pigs

Good Sunday morning! Just 11 days away from the trade deadline, here are the latest trade rumors surrounding the Phillies. - Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe cites Major League sources, stating that if the Phillies find a taker for the entire remainder of Cole Hamels‘ contract and get three pieces in return, Hamels “is gone”. - The Phillies and the Orioles have begun “very...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard First Basemen MLB Rankings

Let's check up on Philadelphia Phillies $25M first baseman Ryan Howard and his statistical rankings among qualified first basemen in MLB.  Warning- not good.  Actually awful.  Good job Amaro!*Out of 24 qualified first basementAVG - .219 (20th)OBP - .301 (22nd)SLG - .378 (21st tied)OPS - .679 (23rd)R - 44 (11th)DBL - 10 (21st tied)HR - 15 (9th)RBI - 58 (9th)BB - 41 (9th)K ...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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