| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
PHILADELPHIA — For four games in late April, Ben Revere's name never appeared in a Phillies box score. Not as a starter. Not as a pinch hitter. Not even as a pinch runner.
And he wasn't hurt.
For all intents and purposes, the Phillies center...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
PHILDELPHIA — From the beginning, the Phillies knew this was a possibility. They were just hoping it wouldn't come to this.
For now, it's just a 15-day disabled list stint for first baseman Ryan Howard, who has inflammation in his left knee. Being...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Let's preface this by saying, "I wouldn't get your hopes up."
With that warning out of the way, there are reasons, if you're an optimist, to think this season is still salvageable for the Phillies.
During Charlie Manuel's tenure (2004 to the present),...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:01 PM
PHILADELPHIA — There was no escape as Kevin Frandsen made his move.
Before John Mayberry Jr. had a chance to dart away, Frandsen charged, armed with a towel covered in Barbasol shaving cream, all over Mayberry's face in celebration of his walk-off,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
At some point early on during every Phillies radio broadcast, Larry Andersen and Scott Franzke promote the home run payoff inning.
Last week when they were explaining how to participate, Andersen said something along the lines of, "Entering is easier...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:09 AM
PHILADELPHIA — People often knock Charlie Manuel when he professes his love for the long ball, something he's done countless times throughout his tenure in Philadelphia.
"A home run is the greatest hit in baseball," was his latest proclamation....
| May 25, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Oh, it was so tempting. Phillippe Aumont could have had a full three days to relax.
Would he read? Maybe go see a 7 p.m. movie, something that's unheard of during baseball season. What about just lounging on the couch flipping through the stations to...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — After Phillies third base coach Ryne Sandberg got the green light from manager Charlie Manuel, he gathered the players together to talk about them taking more infield and pitchers fielding practice (PFP) and the outfielders spending...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of strategy. The glory is, that with 162 games, managers and coaches get the chance to tinker with things much more than football, ice hockey and basketball coaches.
The downside to that is it means...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:28 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Manuel doesn't want Carlos Ruiz to feel like he has to be the savior when he comes back.
To that, I say, "Good luck, Chooch."
With the way the Phillies played in their first 23 games, how can the Phillies catcher, who...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:45 AM
— Before this season, Dom Brown was tossed around within the Phillies organization.
He didn't have a home when it came to a position or with the name written across the front of his jersey.
Don't tell him that. He doesn't want to hear it.
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:50 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When Freddy Galvis got word last spring that the Phillies needed him to become the team's everyday second baseman on what was practically a moment's notice, he didn't complain.
By the time April was over, his dazzling display of...