Found September 03, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Aumont was sent home, Gillies is on the disabled list with a disputed injury, and Ramirez has been horrible in relief just four years after being acquired in the Lee trade with Seattle. Photo by Jay Floyd On my 24th birthday, I unloaded shoes off of a truck at the Marshall’s department store. I put security devices on the expensive ones, took the tissue paper out of all of them, and put colorful stickers on each pair with size indicators so that they would be easier to re-pair if they became loose or “mis-mated” on the sales floor. Equipped with a couple of pieces of paper that said I was able to retain knowledge and a few dreams, I tagged, tissued, and stickered those shoes dutifully each day. In sharp contrast, Phillippe Aumont is a 24-year old baseball player. In both 2012 and 2013, he saw time with the Philadelphia Phillies and has one of the most devastating, if not uncontrollable curveballs in all of baseball. By age 24, he has reached the top level of his profession twice, th...

Chase Utley responds to Mac’s letter from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ episode (video)

It has taken nearly five years, but Philadelphia Phillies star Chase Utley finally has replied to the awkward fan letter Mac, as portrayed by Rob McElhenney, once wrote to him during “The World Series Defense” episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Classic. And touching and heartwarming. Of course, Chase Utley is Mac’s favorite Phillies player […]The post...

Galvis Returns, Other Call-ups Announced

Thanks to a tweet from IronPigs beat reporter Jeff Schuler, we got a glance on the Phillies’ September call-ups. Not sure if list is complete but call-ups include Rupp, Robles, Savery, Cloyd, Galvis, Garcia. Aumont no, Valdes no #Phillies #IronPIgs — jeff schuler (@jschulermc) September 2, 2013   Some familiar faces in pitchers Tyler Cloyd, Joe Savery and Luis Garcia will return...

MLB prospect's embarrassing injury

You can add Phillies minor leaguer Mitch Walding to the ever-growing list of totally ridiculous MLB player injuries. 

Cameron Rupp Ready for Next Level

Cameron Rupp, Image- Jay Floyd Over the weekend, Cameron Rupp sat in the players’ lounge area of the Coca Cola Park clubhouse watching the Phillies on television. On Tuesday, he’ll be in the clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park for his first major league game. Rupp, the Phillies’ third round draft choice in 2010 out of the University of Texas, was among a collection of youngsters...

Storyline: Amaro’s Responses for the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies

The best result for the Philadelphia Phillies from spring training was the winner of the outfield competition: Domonic Brown. Looking ahead to 2014, the red pinstripes will count on his production. From camp he was one of six athletes, promoted or acquired.  How many of the other five players are in tomorrow’s picture? TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents...

Mauricio Robles' MLB is Ugly...Like his Control

Quick to the point, to the point, no fakin'...the Phillies bullpen is horrible.  True story.  As the calendar flipped to September, rosters around Major League Baseball ballooned with expansion open to any player on the 40-man roster.  One of the Phils call-ups was Mauricio Robles, a 24 year old lefty with control problems.  In 38 innings with the Iron Pigs he walked more...

Phillies' Ryan Howard will not play again in 2013

With the speculation about whether or not Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will return to the team next year, it looks more and more apparent that he will not return this year.'s Manny Randhawa reports that Howard will most likely sit out the remainder of the season as he recovers from surgery to remove inflammation in his left knee. Howard has played...

Chase Utley Responds to Mac’s Letter From ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ (Video)

It took him five years, by Phillies star Chase Utley has finally responded to Ronald “Mac” McDonald‘s letter. Mac, one of the five main characters on FXX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, wrote the Phils infielder a fan letter five years ago, which can be seen below. Dear Chase, I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to...

Chase Utley responds to Mac’s letter from ‘Always Sunny’

Five years ago, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia aired an episode in which Mac wrote a “love letter” to his favorite Phillies player, Chase Utley, that Utley never responded to. Until today. That’s right, Utley has finally responded to Mac’s letter from “The World Series Defense” episode in which they attempted (but miserably failed) to go to Game 5 of the 2008 World...

Phillies’ Domonic Brown to undergo MRI on ailing Achilles

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown wasn’t in the team’s starting lineup for yesterday’s weekend finale against the Chicago Cubs as he continues to deal with a sore Achilles. As a precaution, manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters – including Manny Randhawa of – that the Phillies are having Brown undergo an MRI on his ailing Achilles to ensure he hasn’t...

Phillies Calling Up Several; A Couple Notable Omissions

Jeff Schuler of the Allentown Morning Call is reporting that several Iron Pigs will be September call ups for the big league club. Schuler tweeted: "@jschulermc: Not sure if list is complete but call-ups include Rupp, Robles, Savery, Cloyd, Galvis, Garcia. Aumont no, Valdes no #Phillies #IronPIgs" The Phillies appear...

Chase Utley Finally Respond’s To Mac From It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Letter

Only took 5 years. Probably the amount of time Chase’s people actually needed to make sure Mac wouldn’t li… [[ Read More ]]

Hamels' Pitching, Chooch's Single Secure Philly Win

Photo Credit: Andrew Gillen After a disappointing end to the Chicago road trip, the Phillies came back home to take on the Washington Nationals. Both starter's in tonight's ballgame were coming off dominating performances against the opposing club the last time they faced them. Tonight, both Cole Hamels and Stephen...

Phils Fall In Series Finale

The Phillies finished an up and down week on the road with a loss on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Kyle Kendrick got the start seeking to pull his 2013 record up to .500. He would run into trouble early, as the Cubs went single, walk, single to take a 1-0 lead in the first. Cubs’ […]

Roy Halladay, Phillies Take On Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals

Tonight the Phillies look to rebound from last night's excruciating loss in which Phillies pitchers walked nine batters and gave up nine runs. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins return to the lineup after a night off and Cesar Hernandez will make another start in center field. If Hernandez's bat comes...
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