Found June 28, 2012 on Holdout Sports:
Rockies_v_phillies_d247
A Philadelphia Phillies fan attended Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates wearing full catcher's gear, in honor of Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz.


Well, at least the mask will keep people from recognizing him.

Click here to watch video via MLB.com.
Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.


THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Carlos Ruiz for President… Or at Least MVP

Enough can not be said about Carlos Ruiz’s performance so far this year. It has been nothing short of amazing that a 33 year old catcher has stepped up the way that he has. After another 3-4 night at the plate, Ruiz is batting .361. That is not only tops for catchers or in the National League, but is the best in all of baseball. Chew on that for a minute. With Ruiz’s bomb of...

Kendrick Kills Phils in 1st; Pirates Split Series

Kendrick buried them early (AP) The Phillies keep finding new ways to piss the fans off. In Thursday’s 5-4, finale loss to the Pirates, Kyle Kendrick did them in before their first at bat. KENDRICK KILLS THEM EARLY -Sometimes, in baseball, it comes down to one inning. The Phillies were unable to overcome Kyle Kendrick’s awful start. He put them in a 5-0 hole they could not recover...

New Lineup, Same Old Bullpen

Chase Utley with shades of Joe Dimaggio in 1949, homering in his first at-bat of the season following an injury. (AP) Not even the return of Chase Utley could save the Phillies tonight, as the team fell to the Pirates 11-7 behind a hapless effort from the bullpen–a unit which has been the Achilles heel all season. CHASE RETURNS IN STYLE -Two out, nobody on, 2-2 count...

Phillies are Reportedly Shopping Jim Thome; Trade Him ONLY if He Wants

Yesterday, ESPN's Jayson Stark reported that the Phillies may trade Jim Thome to an American League team, who can use him more appropriately as a designated hitter: The Philadelphia Phillies are quietly making Jim Thome available to American League teams looking for a designated hitter, executives of two AL clubs said Thursday." We all knew when the Phillies signed...

Great News Utley is Back! Wait, the Bullpen Still Stinks

What a lift the Philadelphia Phillies got today with the return of Chase Utley. You could feel the excitement in the stadium before the game, when Utley took the field, when he was announced for his first at bat, then when he hit a monster home run to right field. The excitement was in the air. The Phillies were back! Ryan Howard will be back inside of  20 days! The top of the National...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 77

Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title will...

Baseball Talk Philadelphia: Friday Fan Rant

Tom Van Leer leads off with a lot to say: Dear Baseball Talk: Philadelphia Where do I start. It is hard to believe this team. Just when our Offence is starting to get in motion our bullpen continues to be mediocre. Last night the team, the fans, and the city was the happiest its been since Opening Day. Chase is back, we hear Ryan Howard is starting rehab, and Chooch is the...

Phillies 5, Pirates 4

Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz homered to back Vance Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Worley (4-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. Michael Schwimer pitched out of a jam in the seventh, Antonio Bastardo worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 18th save in 19 tries. Papelbon...

Chase Utley Forced to Wear No. 21 on Rehab Assignment Because Mascot Wears His No. 26

When superstars go on a rehab assignment, they usually get everything they want, including which jersey number they get to wear. It seems like that doesn't happen in Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs mascot FeRROUS wears Chase Utley's No. 26, so Utley now has to wear No. 21 for the first time in his career when he begins his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Iron...

Six R-Phils to Rep Baseballtown in EL All-Star Game

In a statement released in conjunction with the Eastern League, the Double-A Reading Phillies announced that six of the club’s players have been named mid-season All-Stars. Among the Eastern division’s representatives will be righty pitchers Justin Friend and Julio Rodriguez, along with shortstop Troy Hanzawa, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, catcher Sebastian Valle and first...

Kyle Kendrick and A.J. Burnett Headline Series Finale

The Phillies were unable to win this series last night as they fell to the Pirates, 11-7. Although they won the first two games of the series, they are still looking for a series win. In this afternoon's matinée, Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24 ERA) and A.J. Burnett (8-2, 3.24 ERA) will go head to head. Burnett will look to continue his dominance on the mound for a series split while...

Phillies Offense Continues to Heat Up; Bullpen Hangs On in 5-4 Win Over Pirates

Vance Worley took the hill tonight for the Phillies against lefty Eric Bedard of the Pirates. With the team playing more aggressive than ever this season, the remainder of this series is sure to be entertaining. The Phillies jumped ahead early tonight with an RBI single from the hot-hitting Carlos Ruiz. He plated Hunter Pence who had tripled to get on base. Chooch is now hitting...

The Big Piece Takes Big Step

Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski. It may not have been his biggest test, but it was a test nonetheless, and one Ryan Howard passed. Ryan Howard went 2 for 4 last night with the Lakewood Blue Claws and drove in three runs. Howard had a pair of singles, grounded out, struck out and hit a sacrifice fly in his 5 plate appearances. After the game, Howard said it felt good to get into...

Cloyd, Frandsen Named Triple-A All-Stars

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will have two player representatives in the Triple-A All-Star game, when righty hurler Tyler Cloyd and infielder Kevin Frandsen head to Coca Cola Field in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday July 11th. The annual exhibition pits the best talents of the International League against the top players from the Pacific Coast League. Cloyd, who was an 18th round draft...

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Phillies

Pirates (38-34) at Phillies (35-40) 7:05 PM EST–Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Here is the MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT Sports After a very disappointing series opener, the Pirates will look to rebound tonight against the hated Phillies. Other than in the Baltimore series, the Bucs have bounced back from defeats very well lately and have stayed away from the big losing streak. That’s...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.