1. Interview: Michael Barkann Is the Face of Philly Sports

    [This interview is dually published on BleacherReport.com and PhilliePhanatics.org] Whenever you turn on the TV, Michael Barkann is probably staring back. He runs every show there is to run on Comcast SportsNet...

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  2. Scott Franzke Looks Back On The Championship and Ahead to The Phils Next Journey

    Scott Franzke is the Phillies radio play by play announcer. 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 ...

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  3. Philies Off-Season Update

    [This article was adapted from posts on Shay Roddy's blog PhilliePhanatics.org] Chan Ho Park declned an invite to the World Baseball Classic this afternoon stating he would rather work toward his goal of becoming a starter for the champs...

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  4. Phils Look To Add a Righty

    According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, on FOXSports.com the Phillies are interested in adding a right hander to their bench. Two of the names Rosenthal mentioned were Nomar Garciaparra and Gabe Kapler...

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  5. Free J.C.: Why Romero Will Not Leave an *

    [This story originally ran on Shay Roddy's blog: http://shayroddy.wordpress.com/] J.C. Romero is out for 50 games for testing positive to a banned substance...

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  6. ESPN: JC Romero Suspended 50 Games

    [Originally Reported by Shay Roddy on http://shayroddy.wordpress.com] According to a report on ESPN.com by Peter Gammons, Major League Baseball has suspended Phillies reliever J.C...

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  7. Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Update and Upcoming Information

    Hey everyone, wanted to keep you all posted on what is going on this offseason with the Phillies and with me. The Phillies have re-signed Yoel Hernandez. Hernandez was with the Phils throughout the 2007 season...

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  8. Mike Sielski Talks Eagles Playoff Hopes, Phillies Baseball, And Philly Steaks

    Mike Sielski is the lead sports columnist at the Bucks County Courier Times. He spoke with Shay Roddy on Saturday: Hey Mike, How are you? I’m great, Shay. Thanks for asking me to do this...

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  9. Glen Macnow Stops By

    Glen Macnow has worked in every field of journalism: print as a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and as an author of many books, including The Great Philadelphia Fan Book, and 12 children’s ...

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  10. The Pat Burrell Era Ends As the Champs Move Forward

    Ruben Amaro, Jr. has been a busy man this offseason. The Phils' GM looks to do, according to history, the unlikely, repeat as World Series Champs. He has parted with Pat Burrell, a Philadelphia monument...

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  11. BREAKING NEWS: Phillies Deal Imminent UPDATE: Phillies land Paulino

    LAS VEGAS- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says the Phillies should make a move to add a player to the roster on Wednesday. "Pending a physical, we should have something done in an hour or so," Amaro said...

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  12. Dear Philadelphia Phillies,

    Dear Philadelphia Phillies, You were born and raised far away from the suffering city of Philadelphia. You were thrown together and asked to perform as a team. You did it...

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  13. Phils Play The Waiting Game

    PHILADELPHIA, PA- THEY GREW UP in places like California, and Illinois, and Florida, far from the bright lights and cool autumn breezes of a place like Philadelphia...

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  14. World Series: Pitching Shall Determine the Phils' Destiny

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL- The Phillies will head into the World Series, ready to play a young, talented Rays lineup. In order to win, the Phils will need to rely on pitching even more so than hitting...

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  15. World Series: Phillies V. Rays Preview

    ST. PETERSBURG- The Phillies arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday morning to prepare for their first World Series in 15 years...

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  16. Phillies Battle the Brewers and the Umps

    MILWAUKEE—The Phillies stepped onto a plane to Milwaukee Thursday night hoping to complete the sweep of the Brew Crew on Saturday and head back to Philadelphia. Things did not go according to plan...

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  17. Philadelphia Phillies, N.L. East Champs: What's Next?

    PHILADELPHIA- The Phillies experienced a celebration for the ages a year ago Sunday, as the clinched the National League Eastern Division Title, for the first time since 1993. This came on the heels of New York's collapse for the ages...

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  18. Jamie Moyer and Juan Samuel Meet Again

    On Apr. 13, 1987, at Veterans Stadium in South Philadelphia, young Phillies second baseman Juan Samuel stepped into the batters box to face an even younger Cubs lefty, Jamie Moyer, who was three outs away from a no-hitter...

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  19. Joe Blanton Headed to the Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Joe Blanton, WIP's Howard Eskin reports. Blanton is a career .500 pitcher who is 5-12 this season with a 4...

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  20. Yadier Molina Leaves Game on Stretcher

    Compliments of the Associated Press: Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina was taken off the field on a stretcher with a brace around his neck after getting run over on a tag play in the ninth inning Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies...

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  21. Media: Philly Columnist Bill Conlin Suspended For 'Racist Remarks'

    PHILADELPHIA—As the popular local show "Daily News Live" discussed Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's shoulder tendinitis on Tuesday, an emailer named Raul responded to a question posed ...

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  22. A Salute to Umpires

    The one game where the official really matters is baseball. It can be the difference between a win and a loss, a world series and a season of failure. Umpires determine so much in this game...

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  23. Flyers-Penguins: Kimmo Timonen To Play in Game Five

    PITTSBURGH- After the Flyers finished their final practice before Sunday's game 5, Kimmo Timonen remained on the ice to take a personal skate time to better decide if he could participate today against the Penguins...

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  24. Phillies-Blue Jays: Ex-Phil Rod Barajas Pounds Adam Eaton

    Adam Eaton remains winless this season because of former Phillie backup catcher Rod Barajas, who hit two home runs, a grand slam and a solo shot. Barajas, who was a $2 million disappointment for the Phillies last year continues to hurt the team...

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  25. Phillies-Blue Jays: Werth Explodes; Moyer Shuts Down Jays Bats

    PHILADELPHIA—Jayson Werth, playing in his fourth consecutive game, had an absolute offensive explosion last night. He sent three balls into the seats: one for a solo shot, one for a grand slam, and one for a three-run shot...

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