1. Kane Kalas Recalls His Father's Greatness Outside The Booth

    There was a void at Citizens Bank Park this year. Everything was the same on the baseball field, but for any fan or member of the organization it was just not the same. Harry was gone...

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  2. Pedro Feliz May Not Be Leaving Philadelphia Phillies After All

    A lot of the talk around the Phillies right now is regarding who will replace Pedro Feliz as third baseman, after the team declined their $5.5 million option to bring him back next season...

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  3. World Series: Yankees Emerge Victorious, but Phillies Are Hardly Losers

    Well, it’s over. The New York Yankees are world champions for the 27th time, in their history. The Phillies walk away from the World Series losers for the first time since 1993...

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  4. Phillies Head Back to New York Still Alive

    The Phillies are a team that’s been counted out time and time again. They couldn’t get past the red-hot Rockies? Well, they did. They can’t get by the offensively sound Dodgers...

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  5. Lineups and Numbers: World Series Game 1 Preview

    LINEUPS: For your 2009 NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies: Jimmy Rollins SS Shane Victorino CF Chase Utley 2B Ryan Howard 1B Jayson Werth RF Raul Ibanez DH Ben Francisco LF Pedro Feliz 3B Carlos Ruiz C Notables: Ibanez DH, Francisco LF...

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  6. Emptying the Notebook, World Series Style

    So, I’ve been trying this week to actually write some insightful columns and conduct some interviews, both for the folks over at CBS and here...

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  7. Interview: NY Times' Tyler Kepner Discusses the Series

    Here in Philadelphia, fans are gearing up for the highly anticipated 2009 World Series between the Phillies and Yankees. In the Bronx, the media circus has begun. Over 300 writers attended today’s media day at Yankee Stadium...

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  8. Philadelphia Phillies Deserve More Respect from National Media

    They said last year’s title was cheap. A fluke, the so-called experts labeled it. They didn’t have to play a real team in the World Series, they claimed. They only made the playoffs because the Mets collapsed they protested...

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  9. World Series: Philadelphia Phillies Have Options at DH

    The Phillies will wait, at least another day, to discover their opponent in the World Series. Game Six of the American League Championship Series was pushed back a day, due to the rain storms yesterday that washed the Northeast...

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  10. Rollins wins it, Charlie calls it!

    PHILADELPHIA- The Phillies proved again last night that you can never give up on this team, coming from behind to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 at a frigid Citizens Bank Park...

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  11. Phillies Play-by-Play Man Scott Franzke Talks the NLCS

    Scott Franzke is the play-by-play voice of the Phillies. His career began as a studio host for the now-defunct Prime Sports Radio Network (now Fox Sports Radio) in 1994, which led him three years ...

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  12. Interview: John R. Finger looks at the NLDS

    The Phils have taken yet another amazing journey to the post-season in 2009. One of the guys who’s been with the team, in the locker room, through pretty much the entire season is John R...

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  13. Phillies 2009 Playoff Round Table

    Fall is in the air, the days are getting shorter, and the Halloween decor is coming out. But the city’s focus is on other things right now—the baseball team...

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  14. Who Gets on the Philadelphia Phillies Playoff Roster?

    The number one question I’ve been getting this week is who will make the Phillies postseason roster. So let’s take a look at it: You have the obvious eight starters: SS, Jimmy Rollins; ...

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  15. Emptying The Phillies Notebook

    Well, the regular season is over. A hint of fall is in the air, and this city is ready for it’s third straight dose of October baseball...

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  16. BREAKING: Moyer Out For Season

    PHILADELPHIA—This just in. Jamie Moyer's MRI results have come in and they don't show good news for the Phillies. The MRI shows tears in three tendons—two in his groin and one in his lower abdomen...

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  17. Happ Is Phils' Best Option at Closer

    Consistency has been the main topic on Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's mind lately as he sits and watches his team struggling atop the NL East...

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  18. Interview: Mike Sielski Discusses His New Book

    For years Mike Sielski has been writing masterpieces, just under deadline for Calkins Media’s family of newspapers. But now, Sielski has decided to try something new—writing a book...

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  19. Jamie Moyer Not Happy with New Role in Pen

    There are no promises in baseball. Jamie Moyer knows that. But that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be upset about the decision to move him to the bullpen to make room in the rotation for former Cy Young Award winning pitcher Pedro Martinez...

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  20. Honoring a Legend: Harry Kalas joins Phillies' Wall of Fame

    It’s still hard to believe that the sound of our summers is gone. For many of us, Harry Kalas provided the sound track to the shore, or your porch in South Philly. He was the sound of baseball in the Delaware Valley...

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  21. Jim Johnson Was One of the Good Guys: A Tribute to the Late Eagles DC

    Andy Reid used the words sincere, direct, and honest to describe defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, who passed away due to melanoma around 5:45 this afternoon...

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  22. Cliff Lee Could be Philadelphia Phils' Deadline Solution

    So much has been made of the talks between J.P. Ricciarddi and Ruben Amaro, Jr. about bringing Roy Halladay to Philadelphia. In fact, too much. Philadelphians have obsessed over this “baseball god” and “savior” for weeks now...

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  23. Roy Halladay Would Come at a Cost

    He's one of the greats. He could be the missing link in a potential-filled Phillies team. He could be the key to winning another World Series. But, just like any great commodity, he comes at a cost...

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  24. A Hero Moves On: A Tribute To Chris Coste

    He was a survivor. They kept him in the minors for more than thirteen years; he survived. They sent him to Triple-A after he hit nearly .500 in Spring Training; he survived. They signed Rod Barajas to take his job; he proved to be better...

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  25. Ain't That What Replay's For?: Phillies Fall To Sox In Extras

    In the bottom of the eleventh inning at a sold out Citizens Bank Park, with two strikes and two outs to Greg Dobbs, Dobbs hit a ball that came just about as close to being a home run as you possibly can...

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