Found June 07, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
  With the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft the Philadelphia Phillies select J.P. Crawford, shortstop, Lakewood High School, California. Crawford is the cousin of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford. Lakewood has its history of many MLB players coming out of there and so do the Phillies as it is the second year in a row that the Phillies have taken a player from Lakewood with their first pick. Crawford hopes to carry on the reputation Lakewood has of good players coming out and performing in the Major Leagues. Crawford was very effective in high school as he holds the school records in hits, walks, stolen bases, and runs scored. Crawford is known for his fielding and has the looks to have a long career at shortstop. Shortstops high in the draft are risky but Crawford has so much talent that the Phillies could not pass him up. Along with the fact that there was few shortstops available int this year’s draft class. His batting is a little different as he ten...

At age 34, Cliff Lee is as good (or better) than ever

There are two things that are certain when it comes to Cliff Lee this year—he is having a monster season so far, and he is not getting any younger. But he might just be getting better. I dug up some research on Lee, and tried to put what he has done both this season, and since re-joining the Phillies in 2011, into perspective. I found that age has made no difference in his output...

20% off for Father’s Day at new Phillies Nation Store

Father’s Day is June 16th and let’s face it, you probably haven’t gotten dear old dad anything yet. If you’re a Phillies fan, there’s a good chance you can thank your dad for that. That’s why we’re making it easy for you to get him a quality present and get 20% off your order. And you know he’ll appreciate that deal! We’ve totally revamped the Phillies Nation store...

Phillies fan slathers absurd amount of sunscreen on her lips because UV rays (video)

  A Philadelphia Phillies fan was captured on video applying an absurd amount of milky-white sunscreen on her lips during the Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon because, well, to be exactly honest, it’s hard to say. What can be said, however, was the entire scene was somewhat disturbing. Via [...]The post Phillies fan slathers...

Video: Cliff Lee gets licorice from fan while in on-deck circle

Your browser does not support iframes.It's been said that sharing is caring. But what about if that sharing comes with the enemy?Well, one young Milwaukee Brewers fan was feeling generous Friday night when Phillies pitcher stepped into the on-deck circle. The fan was munching on some licorice when he decided to offer up a piece to Lee, as well.As you can see, Lee happily accepts...

Death By Twizzler: Cliff Lee Gets No Decision

You could blame the Phillies pitching, stinky offense or the sloppy defense for last night’s 4-5 loss to the Brewers.  Or you can join me in blaming the Twizzlers.  I do believe that red devil candy somehow sucked the mojo right out of Cliff Lee.  The fact that the evil licorice was handed to Lee by a young Brewers fan reinforces my theory: Then again, a few other factors may...

Phillies blow late lead, end five game win streak

The Phillies faltered late and blew a seventh inning, two-run lead that led to a 5-4 loss at the hands of the struggling Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Aramis Ramirez got the winning base hit with men on the corners and one out in the ninth, securing the come-from behind win for the Crew and halting the Phillies’ win streak before it could reach six games. The Phillies spotted Cliff...

Cole Hamels, Phillies finish sweep of Marlins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels had a season-high 11 strikeouts in seven dominant innings, Domonic Brown hit another homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and even their record for the first time since they were 6-6. Hamels (2-9) allowed one run and four hits to snap a personal six-game losing streak. The three...

Weird Philadelphia Phillies fan puts sunscreen on her lips

Cameras managed to catch this strange Philadelphia Phillies fan applying sunblock to her silver lips during a game.  Why?  I don’t have a clue, but this video will take care of your weird video quota for the day. [@JimmyTraina]

Minors Notes: Threshers & BlueClaws All-Stars Announced, Stewart Set to Return

Aaron Altherr with Lakewood in 2012, Photo- Jay Floyd The Class A Advanced Florida State League All-Star rosters were announced on Wednesday and the North Division team included seven Phillies prospects from the Clearwater Threshers. Included on the team are outfielders Cameron Perkins and Aaron Altherr, third baseman Maikel Franco, second baseman Carlos Alonso, catcher Logan Moore...

You’re Doing It Wrong, Phillies Fan

The Phillies just wrapped up a 6-1 pasting of the terrible Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon. Domoni…

About Last Night: Phillies off to right foot on key road trip

Now that is the way to kick off a road trip. The Phillies got to Brewers starter Wily Peralta early with two runs in the first inning, another in the second and one more in the third and they tacked on one more in the fifth inning with a Delmon Young solo home run to build a steady 5-0 lead. Tyler Cloyd was efficient and composed in picking up his second victory, evening his record...

Brown Homers Again, Hamels Shuts Down Marlins for Sweep

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies beat the Marlins, 6-1, finally getting back to the .500 mark with a sweep. They’re back level ground for the first time since they were 6-6. It’s also the first time the Phils have won four straight games. As my colleague Corey Seidman pointed out via twitter, the Phillies have scored at least six runs in four consecutive games...

Notes From The Phillies’ 5-4 Loss To Milwaukee

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Twizzlers Do Not Help Your Batting Average

((HT: At least, if pitchers apply to the theorem... Cliff Lee was waiting for a plate appearance last night in Milwaukee when... Your browser does not support iframes. Lee grounded out... Out! Damned Twizzler!!!

If 2013 is to be Different, Now is the Time.

Mayberry walks them off. Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. The Phillies started the week at 27-30, but they were also entering a month that has tortured them recently, including this past year. June is not a kind time to this group, but if they're going to stay in the race,...
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