1. Philadelphia Phillies Have Gone to the Dogs

    After their team lost two out of three over the weekend to the Miami Marlins (and they're not looking much better this week against the Los Angeles Dodgers ), Philadelphia Phillies fans could sure use something to smile about...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 2 years ago 823 reads 5 comments

  2. Peyton Manning and the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins: What's the Connection?

    The biggest story in sports today, as it will be for many days to come, of course, is that after months of speculation, the Indianapolis Colts have decided to part ways with their superstar quarterback Peyton Manning , according to ESPN ...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about almost 3 years ago 721 reads 0 comments

  3. 2011 MLB Playoffs: 10 Greatest Teams to Fall Just Short of World Series Berth

    After all the hype, after all the hoopla, after all the predictions from fans and analysts alike picking the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies as favorites not to just get into the World Series but to win it, something happened on their way to the championship..

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about 3 years ago 948 reads 2 comments

  4. 2011 MLB Playoffs: 5 Karmic Reasons the Phillies Should Beat the Cardinals

    Things may look a bit bleak for the Phillies and their fans right now. The Fightins playoff ace, Cliff Lee, the guy they got in the offseason to help them get over their playoff hump and into the World Series, got shelled Sunday night...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about 3 years ago 5,548 reads 7 comments

  5. NLDS Cardinals vs. Phillies: Ryan Howard's Redemption

    Phillies fans were worried. After Roy "Doc" Halladay gave up that three-run home run in the first to Cardinals slugger Lance Berkman (the first three-run homer he has ever ...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about 3 years ago 306 reads 4 comments

  6. NLDS Preview: 5 Keys to the Phillies Beating the Cardinals

    After a wild and crazy final day of the regular season, the Philadelphia Phillies finally learned who their NLDS opponent would be: the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about 3 years ago 640 reads 2 comments

  7. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Dark Horse Candidates to Make Their Playoff Roster

    The Philadelphia Phillies are playoff bound for the fifth consecutive season but it took the entire 162 game regular season schedule, with the final game going 13 innings, to determine their opponent...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about 3 years ago 1,909 reads 0 comments

  8. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Unexpected Obstacles to Their World Series Hopes

    The 2011 season for the Philadelphia Phillies has been a joyride for most of the year. Their much-hyped starting rotation actually lived up to the hype, some unknown names at the ...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 3,723 reads 0 comments

  9. Philadelphia Phillies: 'Vanimal' and the 20 Coolest Nicknames in Team History

    There’s nothing like a perfect nickname. Some of the best ones can replace a player’s actual name...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 677 reads 43 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Surprising Similarities Between 2008 and 2011

    When the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008, it was a bit of a surprise. No one had picked them to win it all when the season began. In fact, Las Vegas odds had the Phillies at 20-1 making them a distant 10th overall...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 1,938 reads 0 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Oswalt, Hunter Pence Go Home to Houston

    There was a baseball game in Houston last night. The Astros beat the Phillies 5-1, temporarily stalling the Phillies' division-clinching march...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 774 reads 0 comments

  12. Philadelphia Phillies' Charlie Manuel: From Hayseed to Hero

    The Philadelphia Phillies won another game last night beating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3. It was their 93rd win of the year. Roy Halladay was... well Roy Halladay as he allowed only 4 hits, one run and had nine strikeouts through eight innings...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 1,109 reads 7 comments

  13. Philadelphia Phillies: A Sweep of the Braves, but a Headache for Chase Utley

    The Braves came, the Phillies conquered. The Phils needed one win. They probably hoped for two. Three is almost an embarrassment of riches. But unfortunately that's not the real story from last night's 3-2 Phillies win over the Braves...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 688 reads 5 comments

  14. Philadelphia Phillies: The Ten September Call-Ups Fans Are Most Excited To See

    As of September 1st, every Major League team was allowed to expand its playing roster from the normal regular season limit of 25 players to an expanded roster of 40...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 7,916 reads 3 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies: The Numbers Tell the Story of Historic Phillies Season

    Another Phillies game, another Phillies win. Honestly, I'm not sure what to say anymore. I've run out of superlatives. This Phillies' season is simply impossible to put into words...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 872 reads 5 comments

  16. Philadelphia Phillies: The All-Nickname Team Position by Position

    What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to baseball, nicknames are an honored tradition that go back to the early days of America's national pastime...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 2,252 reads 6 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: Will New Injury Woes Hurt Their Chances To Win It All?

    Let's start with the good news. Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was activated off the disabled list yesterday and was in the Phillies starting lineup last night against the Mets for the first time since August 6...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 591 reads 3 comments

  18. Philadelphia Phillies: Ranking the Craziest Brawls in Team History

    The Phillies and Giants recent bench-clearing brawl which started when Shane Victorino was hit by a Ramon Ramirez fastball and ended with Victorino’s 3-game suspension (now under appeal), got me thinking...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 3,333 reads 4 comments

  19. Jim Thome 600 Home Runs: An MLB Milestone for One of the True "Good Guys"

    Jim Thome is a throwback. The Minnesota Twins slugger carries himself like a baseball player from history's golden age. He doesn’t tweet, he doesn’t play to the cameras and he doesn’t try to bring attention to himself...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 410 reads 4 comments

  20. Philadelphia Phillies: This Phillies Fan's Biggest Fear

    Okay, enough already. The Phillies were already a staggering 36 games over .500, comfortably in first place. They were already completing an extremely successful West Coast road trip with a record of 8-1...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 1,997 reads 11 comments

  21. Chase Utley: Do Phillies Need the 2009 World Series Version to Win It All?

    Well, do they? Before answering this question we must take a look back at Chase Utley’s record-setting 2009 World Series performance...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 709 reads 2 comments

  22. Philadelphia Phillies Having a Season for the Baseball Gods

    Normally I hate a West Coast game. No matter how hard I try I can never stay up till the end. Last night I made it to the fifth...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 739 reads 4 comments

  23. Philadelphia Phillies: The First Week of Hunter Pence

    It has been quite an eventful week for Hunter Pence . It started with emotional hugs goodbye with his Astros teammates in Milwaukee and ended with a bench-clearing brawl with his new Phillies teammates in San Francisco...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 2,961 reads 14 comments

  24. Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard, the Big Piece, Keeps on Slugging

    It's not always easy to be a slugger in the baseball-crazed town of Philadelphia. Jut ask Mike Schmidt. But Ryan Howard has handled his days as the Phillies' resident missile launcher with grace and style...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 454 reads 0 comments

  25. Phillies Trade Grades: Analyzing Every Deadline Move and Non-Move

    The 2011 Major League Baseball Trade Deadline has come and gone. On July 31 when the clock struck 4, it was bluetooths off and blackberries down for exhausted GM’s across the league...

    Susan Cohen-Dickler Written by Susan Cohen-Dickler about over 3 years ago 6,069 reads 1 comments