1. Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels and the Top 5 Phillies in May

    The Philadelphia Phillies started and ended the month of May in first place in the NL East, and technically increased their lead over the Florida Marlins from one-and-a-half games to two...

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  2. Philadelphia Phillies: Are Halladay, Howard and Gang Over or Under Expectations?

    On a cold, February morning, I proposed 33 over-under proposition bets to keep the Philadelphia Phillies season interesting...

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  3. Cliff Lee, Ryan Howard Snap Slumps, Lead Phillies to 2-0 Win over Rangers

    Philadelphia Phillies fans knew that Cliff Lee would eventually get his third win—wouldn’t he? Ryan Howard was due to bust out of a career-worst slump that saw him go hitless in 23 consecutive at-bats...

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  4. Albert Pujols' Puzzling Season: 5 Stats Reveal No. 5's Struggles

    With over one-quarter of the 2011 MLB season in the books, St. Louis Cardinals fans, baseball fans and scores of good old-fashioned Albert Pujols-ologists are puzzled: What is wrong with No...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies: Awarding the Top Phillie of the Week (in a so-so Week)

    In This Past Week in Phillies Baseball , the men in red traveled to the southern reaches of the NL East, visiting the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves ...

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  6. Willie Mays and the All-Living Baseball Team

    Willie Howard Mays, the legendary "Say Hey Kid," just turned 80 on May 6, and his birthday was a time to celebrate the singular gifts and charisma of one of the greatest to ever play the game that so many of us love...

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  7. Philadelphia Phillies: Who Was This Week's Top Phillie?

    The Philadelphia Phillies hosted two division rivals this week, and almost did what they had to do. The good news: They scored 18 runs while sweeping Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals ...

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  8. Philadelphia Phillies: Alone in First, but Entering Atlanta Braves' New World

    The Phillies stand at 21-9, two games ahead of the Marlins, and four-and-a-half games clear of the Atlanta Braves —who come to South Philly tonight for the start of a three-game series...

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  9. Philadelphia Phillies: Is Jayson "Werth" Fans' Praise or Derision?

    To boo, or not to boo, that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the park to cheer A player who left for such outrageous fortune Or to vent lungs against a ...

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  10. Philadelphia 76ers News: Doug Collins Second to Thibodeau in NBA COY Voting

    Coach Doug Collins worked wonders for the Philadelphia 76ers this year, and his efforts were not forgotten by the media members who vote on the NBA Coach of the Year honors...

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  11. Phillies: Roy Halladay and the Top 7 Phillies of the Month, Who's No. 1?

    Before revealing my first Top Phillie of the Month Award—can you bear the suspense?—let’s take a look at how the month of April played out for the Philadelphia Phillies ...

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  12. Philadelphia Phillies' Offense Putting Up Great Numbers (for a Round of Golf)

    The game of baseball produces numbers that beget more numbers that are enough to keep any stat-head (sabermetrician or otherwise) in numerical heaven...

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  13. MLB Projections: What If the 2011 Season Plays out Like It Started?

    The 2011 MLB regular season is nearing the conclusion of its first month—what if the season unfolded just as it started? Please permit me a not-so-insignificant disclaimer here...

    Matt Goldberg Written by Matt Goldberg about over 3 years ago 1,371 reads 6 comments

  14. Praying for Time: Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers Face Double Elimination Easter

    Easter Sunday is shaping up as either a great sports day for Philly sports fans (if not quite parade worthy, sports-wise) or a day where enthusiasts of every faith will see their prayers unanswered...

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  15. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Wild, Mistake-Laden Top of the 3rd

    Gold Notes The top of the third inning of the Phillies vs. Brewers Wednesday matinee was a wild, mistake-filled affair...

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  16. Halladay Beating: Brewers Rout Phillies Ace on a Very Different Night in Philly

    The Philadelphia Phillies sent their ace of aces—their Ace of Spades, if you will—to the hill last night after the previous night’s frustrating 12-inning loss...

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  17. Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and the Top 6 Phillies of the Week: Who's No. 1?

    In this past week in Phillies baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies won three of their five games, bringing their NL East-leading record to 9-4...

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  18. Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay and New Names for the 4 Aces

    Roy Halladay was dealing once again, throwing eight innings of two-hit, shutout ball on the road versus the Washington Nationals . Well over the 100-pitch mark, he was laboring in the ninth...

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  19. NBA Playoffs Preview: How Far Can House Money Carry the 76ers Versus the Heat?

    Sometime this weekend—after the NBA announces when various first-round games will be played and televised—the seventh-seeded Philadelphia 76ers will travel to Miami to attempt to upset the second-seeded Heat...

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  20. MLB Stars Not Hitting Their Weight: Albert Pujols and the All-Mendoza Line Team

    Baseball is a game of clichés, which may be a cliché in and of itself. To utilize one such truism, the MLB season is a marathon and not a sprint, so judging any team or player by just 10 games out of 162 is not a wise way to go...

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  21. Roy Halladay and the Top 7 Philadelphia Phillies of the Week: Who Is No. 1?

    In This Past Week in Phillies Baseball , the Philly squad was coming off a season-opening, three-game sweep of the Astros and facing a pair of series against two division rivals—the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves ...

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  22. Philadelphia 76ers: Playoffs Update, "Would You Rather?" and Other NBA Notes

    Let me pose a question or two to fans of the Philadelphia 76ers : Has the current three-game losing streak, including back-to-back losses versus the Boston Celtics and New ...

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  23. Ryan Howard and Bullpen Key Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Win Over Mets

    A red-hot cleanup hitter and a clutch bullpen performance led the host Phillies past the feisty New York Mets 10-7. With the victory, the home team held onto first place in the very early stages of the 2011 pennant race...

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  24. NCAA 2011: UConn (Sort Of) Outshoots Butler To Win Title in Battle of the Dogs

    The University of Connecticut, behind 16 points from All-American guard Kemba Walker and big contributions from forward Alex Oriakhi and swingman Jeremy Lamb, defeated the Butler ...

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  25. Philadelphia Phillies: Cliff Lee, Ryan Howard and the First Phillie of the Week

    The first three games of the season are now in the books, and the Phillies —thanks to three fine pitching performances, a terrific Opening Day comeback victory and other ...

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