| Oct 23, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Sometimes you really do have to see it to believe it.
When Hunter Pence shot a line drive at Pete Kozma on Monday night, the ball started to Kozma's right and took a hard turn to the right about halfway to the infield dirt. It...
| 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 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — I looked and looked for Melky Cabrera in the Giants' water-logged celebration, and never did find him.
Sort of like the way his teammates looked for him when his 50-game suspension was announced.
In both cases, the guy was...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings.
They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
No. 7 Phillies: 24th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Tigers.
Last memory of the 2011 Phillies?
That's easy. It's Ryan Howard hitting a grounder to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto, heading disgustedly toward first base and then...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:39 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. —Ruben Amaro Jr.'s checklist is probably almost illegible at this point. Too many to-do's crossed off.
"We had the closer [Jonathan Papelbon] and the shortstop [Jimmy Rollins] to take care of, and we think we did that," Amaro...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In his role as the Triple-A manager in the Phillies organization, Ryne Sandberg talks often to his players about opportunity.
It's always there, he says. And when it opens the door, be prepared to burst through it.
Wednesday's signing of Cole Hamels...