| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Fewer people are showing up for games, although the sellout streak is still technically intact.
Sports talk radio shows are flooded with callers complaining about the lack of run production.
And the time the general manager spends...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 7:32 PM
It doesn't matter if Cole Hamels is due up next in the rotation or not for another three days.
It doesn't matter if he's won three in a row or lost three in a row.
Every Phillies fan wishes they had a crystal ball and could see into the future. Or...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:42 PM
They were two separate phone calls made with no warning to either individual.
They had no way of knowing what they would be asked.
Yet Joe Jordan and Steve Noworyta, who have more than 200 Philadelphia Phillies minor league players to keep track of,...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Not only are the Cubs bad enough to blow past the single-season franchise record of 103 losses, but they might be just as bad next year, and management better figure out how to make it better ASAP.
That seemed to be Dale Sveum’s message coming...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.''
The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 7:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Whether he's won or lost, Joe Blanton is usually waiting in the center of the clubhouse after games where he'll eventually be surrounded by a mob of reporters.
He knows what's coming: question after question.
But Blanton doesn't shy...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:11 PM
It's an issue that's staring the Phillies in the face.
What will be Jim Thome's role when Interleague play, along with the freedom to have him be the designated hitter, disappears today?
It's always easier to put off the inevitable, especially when...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies finally amped up their campaign last week to get Carlos Ruiz to next month'sAll-Star game.
As part of their pre-game, clubhouse attire, players wore "Vote Chooch" shirts. Roy Halladay sported the shirt when played...
| May 3, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Six Colonial League baseball teams are jockeying for spots and seeding in the four-team league tournament.
Five more Colonial League squads have watched their chances to qualify for any postseason play come and go.
Just one team from the Colonial ...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch?
Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while.
And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times.
Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....