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Yesterday the sad news broke that former Philadelphia Phillies All Star catcher and fan favorite Darren Daulton was diagnosed with two tumors in his brain. Daulton will undergo surgery next week. As of now his prognosis is unknown.
For several years I have discussed my theory about brain cancer and MLB players. Losing two Philadelphia Phillies favorites in Tug McGraw and John Vuchovich to brain cancer, then considering that Gary Carter, Ken Brett, Joe Niekro, Dick Howser, and Dan Quisenberry all died of brain cancer makes one wonder what is causing the disease to be so widespread among major league baseball players.
Former MLB pitcher Robert Tufts explored cancer and MLB in an article on Monday that caught my eye. Tufts went beyond brain cancer and identified players that had other types of cancer as well at young ages.
Originally, I looked at Veteran’s Stadium as a possible reason for so many brain cancer diagnosis’s. Consider that McGraw, Vuchovich, Brett, and Daulton all spent co...
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Galvis with Reading in 2011, image- Jay Floyd
Following Thursday’s acquisition of infielder John McDonald from Cleveland, the Phillies made room on their active big league roster by demoting infielder Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
McDonald, a veteran of 15 major league seasons, has a career .235 batting average and a .605 career OPS mark. The 38-year-old posted a ...
Over the past month, Philadelphia Phillies fans have had no choice but to ponder what the future holds for the ballclub. As trade speculations surround a number of players including Cliff Lee, Jonathon Papelbon, and Carlos Ruiz, it’s uncertain as to who will be wearing red pinstripes heading into the dog days of summer. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said on numerous occasions...
For the big prize in an off-the-wall "Celebration of Life" promotion, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will award one lucky fan with an all-expenses paid funeral.
Yesterday, Jim Salisbury noted that the Yankees had scouts at the Phillies games over the weekend. Salisbury confirmed that the Yankees have discussed trading for Carlos Ruiz internally, but also speculated that the Yankees may be interested in Michael Young and Chase Utley as well. Today, we’ll begin our series of finding comparable trade returns for some of the players the Phillies...
This has been an awful year for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. Predicted by many to be a Cy Young candidate this year, Hamels has gone in the exact opposite direction. After last night’s game, Hamels has a 2-11 record with a dismal 4.58 ERA. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 6 innings; luckily, the rest of the team picked him up in a 13-inning 7-5 win.
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Mike Adams is still going to miss the rest of the season. At least it seems that way at this point. He will just be missing the season while trying to avoid surgery. The Philadelphia Phillies reliever is suffering from a biceps strain that's severe enough that surgery has been presented as an option. However, Adams wants to try to rehab the injury first and see if he...
There was a time when the Philadelphia Phillies were the gold standard in baseball and believe it or not, it was not that long ago. From 2007-2011, they made the playoffs every year and even made it to the World Series twice, winning it in 2008 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Their best regular season in that span was 2011, when they finished 102-60, but were defeated by the underdog...
PhilliesTags: Darren DaultonIn a shocking development, former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren “Dutch” Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors. Daulton, who works for 97.5 The Fanatic, is scheduled for surgery at the beginning of next week.
David Montgomery, who is the President of the Phillies released the following...
Carlos Zambrano takes to the mound for the fourth time as a member of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday night as he fights for a spot in the Phillies rotation. The start comes against one of the better hitting teams in the International League.
Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week. Daulton, who played 14½ of his 15 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies, has hosted “Talking Baseball with Dutch” at 97.5 The Fanatic the last four years.The station released this statement Thursday: Darren Daulton has not been feeling [...]
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano left the Triple-A game today after two innings because of “serious” pain in his right shoulder. Ruben Amaro Jr. says that they will “continue to evaluate him” for the Phillies. Amaro mentioned that he would like to see him as a starter, but that bullpen work...
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the AAA baseball team for the Philadelphia Phillies. They’re hosting a “Celebration of Life” Night and will give one lucky person to live and die with their team. Big League Stew sheds some light on what this exactly means:
Well, the IronPigs will give their fans the opportunity to write a 200-word essay on what his or her ideal funeral would...
Part of what makes minor league baseball so great is all the weird and wacky promotions they put on to draw fans out to the ballpark. In the latest example of strange promotions, the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate) are giving away a free funeral on ‘Celebration of Life’ night.
IronPigs fans have to write a 200-word essay on what his or her ideal...
Philadelphia Phillies (38-42) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-42)
John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)
TIME: 10:10 PM
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80′s, sunny
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The Phillies will look to John Lannan to stop Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers tonight, who have won six in a row. Last night, Puig won the game for them with a 2-RBI single...
Philadelphia Phillies (38-41) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (35-42)
Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79 ERA)
TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT)
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 80, mostly sunny
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The Phillies will try to extend their win streak to three games and improve to 3-1 on the road trip tonight when they open up a four game series...