| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Growing up in pre-Rockies Colorado, Scott Elarton — like countless fans in non-major league markets in the pre-ESPN, pre-MLB Network era — got most of his baseball fix watching the Chicago Cubs on Superstation WGN.
"I knew all the Cubs guys,"...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel doesn't tire easily — unless you're talking about all the trips he made to the mound during the eighth inning of Friday's game, when he needed four pitchers to get three outs. That's something he wants to avoid...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 6:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It's a good news, bad news scenario.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first.
Few players are as familiar with the challenges of moving from second base to third base as Placido Polanco.
The 14-year veteran has won Gold...
| 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 25, 2012
| 9:06 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Monday night.
Blanton (7-6) allowed three runs — two...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Needing just a sacrifice bunt or a sacrifice fly, the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to execute the fundamentals.
Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
STATE A TOURNEY
At Fossum Field in Aberdeen
Game 1, 10 a.m.: Region 1A champion Brookings Post 74 Bandits (38-9) vs wild-card entry Sioux Falls Post 15 West (37-21).
Game 2, 12:30 p.m.: Defending state...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel has been forced to answer a myriad of questions about trips to the disabled list made by his players this year.
The winningest manager in Phillies history is never without a disappointed look when he's explaining the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — With a disabled list that has been overflowing with Phillies most of the season, the last thing you wanted was for Carlos Ruiz and Placido Polanco to join the list of visitors.
Ruiz was among the league's top hitters when he went...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins started winning rallies in Games 3 and 4 of the 2009 National League Division Series with singles against Colorado closer Huston Street.
He hammered a two-run double to win Game 4 of the National League Championship...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:25 PM
It's undoubtedly the highlight of every spring training for me --- the Media Batting Challenge. Lehigh Valley IronPigs pitching coach Rod Nichols and Phillies hitting coach Greg Gross were such good sports, and it's all possible because they're willing...