1. Phillies Pitching: What Happened to The Six Million Dollar Man?

    Pitching. It’s a simple word with a simple concept: throw the ball into the zone. Antonio Bastardo was going for his third consecutive win by a pitcher just up from the minors but it must have been too much pressure...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 5 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  2. Phillies-Red Sox Game One: Women Umpires in Baseball?

    Umpires always have the option of confirming a call with their crew, they also have the option of reviewing a home run call with instant replay, but they sometimes don’t. That’s why I should be an umpire...

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  3. Phillies-Mets Finale: Finally an Allegation Confession

    Well, Raul Ibanez isn’t on performance enhancing drugs—he is a performance enhancing drug. The Phillies won two of three in the series with the Mets and held an archrival to three runs on nine hits...

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  4. Phillies-Mets: Pssst, Here's Another Allegation

    Goodness, gracious. A blogger from Midwest Sports Fans has set the sports world on fire. Little Jerrod Morris dared to contend that Raul Ibanez is taking performing enhancing drugs...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies-New York Mets Game One: Happy Hour Cancelled at Citi Field

    There’s no Happ-y hour at Citi Field. JA Happ, the recent addition to the Phil’s starting rotation, barely lasted five innings and left pitches hanging that were twice hit over the fence in a park that used to brag an average of 1...

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  6. The Phillies Had an Off Day: What a Good Time to Strip Down Jayson Werth

    An off day is a great time to strip down to facts and do some thinking. You know Charlie Manuel was doing that on Monday, and since I have a lot of time on my hands too, you know one thing's for certain: stripping down Phillies has crossed my mind...

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  7. Phillies-Dodgers: Game Four Victory Was a Breath of Air Freshener

    On Saturday night, the dead silence that crept into the room after our closer’s second blown save was stirred by a familiar sound. My son ripped a dinger like a pop from a cork gun...

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  8. Philadelphia Phillies: To Warm Up On The Road, Try a Good Hot Flash

    You can please all of the people none of the time, some of the people none of the time, and none of the people none of the time. Wait, I think I screwed that up. Let me check my email again...

    Flattish Poe Written by Flattish Poe about over 5 years ago 119 reads 2 comments

  9. Philadelphia Phillies: No Streaking Allowed at Dodger Stadium

    The Phil’s streak was halted. I hate it when a fantasy comes to an end. That’s why I miss the 70’s. You can’t fault an era when everyone took it off and let it hang in the wind...

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  10. Phillies-Dodgers: What Do You Get When You Cross a Dollar Dog With...

    I bleed red. I think that’s the silliest way to proclaim your devotion to the Phils. But my loyalty goes deeper. Not only do I bleed Phillie red, mine’s pinstriped—like a candy cane...

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  11. After the Phillies-Padres Sweep, California To Pass New Legislation (Satire)

    Those silly Californians will vote on anything. And after the Phils capped a three-game series sweep, the richest state in the nation initiated legislation to ensure they’re the winningest...

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  12. Phillies-Padres: I Have a Good Joke For You

    Here’s a joke: a South Korean walks into a ballpark… That's so mean! Now, I like to keep score but in the seventh inning last night when I heard Chan Ho Park was coming to the mound, I grabbed a brand new sheet of paper...

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  13. Philadelphia Phillies: Phils Immortalized in Beach Boys Song

    The epic 60's singing group has agreed to change the lyrics to one of their hits: "West Coast boys are hip I really love those clothes they wear. But the East coast boys with the way they hit, they knock me out when they’re out there...

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  14. Philadelphia Phillies Starting Rotation: Death By Chocolate?

    The series sweep of the Nationals was sweet. The first game gave JA Happ his third win and boosted the confidence of closer Brad Lidge while Jayson Werth broke his 145 game no-error streak–a National League record...

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  15. Phillies-Nats: Brad Lidge Goes Clean While Jayson Werth Soils His Drawers

    Praise Pete, the Phils won. I couldn’t take anymore of my day. First, I had to drive my husband 80 miles north so he could catch a bus to ride 80 miles back to Philly to see the game ...

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  16. Philadelphia Phillies: What Happens When Baseball Babes Ovulate

    By now everyone knows that during the Wednesday night game Brett Myers developed soreness in his hip. I hope it only affects his pitching performance. The same night, tragedy struck again...

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  17. Philadelphia Phillies: Shane Victorino Proves Size Matters

    Shane made a bad decision in the Monday night game against the Marlins. No, he didn’t pass on a Samuel Adams. He tried to steal second after a free pass to first with no outs and power-hitter, Matt Stairs, at the plate...

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  18. Philadelphia Phillies: No Butts About It...No Intensity

    A-Rod was back in Texas for the first time since his admission. Alex said he loves Texas; he has a lot of friends and support there. Those supporters chose to encourage him with boo’s...

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  19. Phillies-Yankees Game Three: Carlos Ruiz Takes Big Bite out of Big Apple

    Can you hear that? They’re talkin’ ‘bout us. If the 2-1 series win is any indication of the prediction Jimmy Rollins made (Phils vs. NYY in the World Series), this could be another banner year...

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  20. Phillies-Yankees Game II: Jayson Werth To Replace Hugh Hefner

    Lidge has greasy fingers. And when “grease is the word,” Madson’s the cure. Mark my words. But let’s look on the bright side. JA Happ-y dominated, while namesake, John Mayberry, Jr...

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  21. Phillies-Yankees Opener: Phils Yank Yankees Chain as Myers Throws Gold

    This morning, the sign on the Methodist Church read, “Count your blessings, not your problems.” Hell, I’m an equal opportunity sinner. I say we tally them both...

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  22. Phillies-Reds 12-5 Finale: When Charlie's Cooking, Phil's Bats Are Hot

    This morning I watched an episode of the Charlie Manuel Show that I’d previously recorded. On that particular day, Charlie was cooking—linguine salad, to be exact—and the rule of the day was “no talking baseball...

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  23. Phillies-Reds Game II: Game Goes to Dogs with Harang's K-9

    Reds pitcher Aaron Harang lost seventeen games last year, tying a club record. But last night he was the CEO, and Great American Park was K-Mart. Strikeouts were the blue-light special with deep discounts given on walks back to the bench...

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  24. Philadelphia Phillies-Cincinnatti Reds Opener: Jayson Werth to be Debriefed?

    First, the big announcement: Chan Ho Park’s going to the bullpen and JA’s a Happ-y man. We knew there was a pow-wow on Monday and we knew Charlie would share the secret with us Tuesday...

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  25. Chan Ho Park Heartbroken: What's Really Wrong with the Phillies Pitcher

    On Saturday the Phillies won a double-header in route to a series sweep, and a filly ran the Preakness in route to a sweep of the field. What’s the difference? Nothing really, until you look at the failure of Chan Ho Park...

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