1. Cliff Lee Stellar In Phillies Debut As Philadelphia Takes Down San Francisco

    Cliff Lee took to the mound for the first time in a Phillies uniform Friday, but took no hesitation in continuing where he left off in Cleveland. The first batter the former Indian faced, Randy Winn, struck out on three pitches...

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  2. Should The Philadelphia Phillies Trade For George Sherrill?

    After the acquisition of Cliff Lee by the Phillies on Wednesday, the possibility of trading for Roy Halladay became almost non-existent. The window remains slightly open for a deal involving a lower-level starter, yet is also unlikely...

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  3. With the Farm Still Intact After Cliff Lee Deal, Phillies' Repeat Hopes Grow

    For nearly three weeks, Roy Halladay was the presumed starting pitcher the Philadelphia Phillies would acquire at the trading deadline...

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  4. Philadelphia Phillies' Bullpen Faces Numerous Health, Consistency Issues

    On July 17, the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen was at full strength for the first time all season. Earlier in the season, J.C...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies Ready to Become "Philly's Team"

    No matter what, the Eagles will always be Philadelphia's most beloved team. The Flyers' following is as strong as any other hockey team's, but the Eagles dominate the local sports scene...

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  6. Ryan Howard Fastest to 200 Homers: Is 763 a Possibility?

    Ken Griffey Jr. was in line to be the one to break Hank Aaron's home run record. Injuries derailed that journey for Griffey once he moved on to play in Cincinnati...

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  7. Philadelphia Phillies Second Half Preview

    The halfway point of the Major League Baseball season is long gone. The Home Run Derby has passed us by, and the All-Star Game soon followed...

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  8. Disclaimer: This Article Is Intended To Win Me Article of the Day

    I never typically write on subjects like this. Even as I'm writing this, I feel like I shouldn't be. Just stick with me, though. There are two types of writers here at our beloved Bleacher Report...

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  9. Philadelphia Phillies' 2009 Midseason Review

    Nearly two weeks prior to my writing questions and a ballot for a midseason report for the Philadelphia Phillies, the team was playing terrible baseball...

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  10. Is Joe Blanton The Philadelphia Phillies' Best Starting Pitcher So Far?

    He's Joe Blanton. He's just another No. 3 or 4 starter who will amount to nothing more than an innings-eater. Correct? Not quite...

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  11. Philadelphia Phillies Send Trio of Outfielders to All-Star Game, Continue to Win

    All three starting outfielders for one major league team are heading to the All-Star game for the first time since 1995, when the Cleveland Indians sent Manny Ramirez, Kenny Lofton, and Albert Belle...

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  12. NL East Division Battle: Phils in First, Marlins Fighting, Others Fading

    At the exact moment I type this, the Philadelphia Phillies lead the National League East by two games. The second place team is, surprisingly, the Florida Marlins , who began the season 11-1, only to fade in May and June...

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  13. Is Manny Ramirez' Warm Welcome Back to Baseball Warrented?

    Manny Ramirez has the world of baseball caught in an abusive relationship. Manny is a lovable character who has been known to have his conflicts with those among him...

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  14. Is Roy Halladay Worth the Philadelphia Phillies' Future?

    Roy Halladay has long been one of my favorite pitchers in baseball. Although he was not commonly known by the casual fan until these past few seasons (largely due to the fact he plays in Toronto), ...

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  15. Analyzing The Philadelphia Sports Scene, Pt. 2: The Players

    On April 30, 2009, I wrote an article breaking down the Philadelphia sports' media (read here). The title read "Pt. 1", and I assured you, the fine readers, that part two would soon follow. Oops...

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  16. Why the NHL Reigns Supreme Over The NBA

    The National Hockey League has a poor reputation, to say the least. Most who dislike the sport, in all honesty, mock it. ESPN, The "Worldwide Leader in Sports," chooses to show two or three hockey highlights per SportsCenter during the regular season...

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  17. Revisiting The J.C. Romero Suspension Nearly Five Months Later

    On January 6th, 2009, J.C. Romero was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for an illegal drug on Major League Baseball's banned substance list. Immediately, Romero adamantly defended himself and had the proof to back himself up...

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  18. Phillies Complete Four-Game Sweep Of Nats, Improve to Four Above .500

    After a rough 5-8 stretch, the Philadelphia Phillies ran into the right team at the right time. After playing the Mets, Cardinals, Braves, and Dodgers, the Washington Nationals were just what a slumping team needed...

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  19. Analyzing the Philadelphia Sports Scene, Part 1: The Media

    Sadly, the voice of Philadelphia sports passed away just a few weeks ago. Yet, the deep, movie-like voice of Harry Kalas was not the only polarizing voice in Philadelphia...

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  20. Phillies Ride Hot Bats of Ibanez and Utley to Five-Game Win Streak

    Pat who? Rauuuuuuuuuuuul (Ibanez, that is), as the Phillies' faithful like to call him, sure has brought the Philadelphia Phillies' offense to the next level. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Shane Victorino are big helps, too...

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  21. Philadelphia Flyers Collapse In Front of Raucous Crowd to End Season

    It was the loudest the Wachovia Center has ever been during pre-game. It was the loudest the Wachovia Center has ever been during the first period and was the loudest the Wachovia Center has ever been during the first five minutes of the second period...

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  22. NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference, Round One

    It's the best playoff system in all of sports. It's the NHL playoffs. Nothing beats the heart-pounding pressure felt every second in an NHL playoff game. It's as if the playoffs are literally a second season in hockey...

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  23. The Week That Was In Philadelphia Phillies Land

    *First off, I would like to introduce Cody Swartz as my co-Community Leader for the Philadelphia Phillies. Cody has mostly written about the Philadelphia Eagles, but has also written about the ...

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  24. Phillies Complete Comeback, Avoid Opening Series Sweep

    Photo courtesy of ESPN.com Two outs in the first inning, and the game began just as it had on Sunday and Monday. The Braves jumped to a 2-0 lead, and for the third game in a row, they led by that same score after the top of the first inning...

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  25. Phillies Go Down 4-1 On Opening Day

    Photo courtesy of phillies.com The Phillies lost. On Opening Day. But these guys are World Series Champions. Maybe it was those gold linings around the letters and numbers. Maybe it was the pressure surrounding the team on their first game...

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