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Galvis Done With Winter Ball

Phillies prospect Freddy Galvis has wrapped up his Venezuelan League season after playing in 47 games for the Aguilas del Zulia. The 22-year-old, who was ranked as the Phillies’ 4th best prospect in an August survey of Phillies minor league experts conducted by The Reading Eagle, struggled at times in the off-season league played in his native country.Overall, the switch-hitting...

Halladay's amazing Amazon adventure

There's seemingly nothing that the Phillies' ace can not do, including even saving a young boy from an anaconda while on a hunting trip in the Amazon. 

Report: Phillies ace Halladay saves boy from anaconda

Roy Halladay generally concerns himself with wins. During a recent fishing trip to the Amazon, however, the Philadelphia Phillies ace righthander reportedly picked up one impressive save. According to a blog from Skeet Reese, Halladay and St. Louis Cardinals hurler Chris Carpenter joined the professional fisherman and others in Brazil in search of a good time. "Me and Doc...

Phillies are Toast

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a Phillies toaster. That's right, you can get the patented Phillies "P" logo emblazoned onto a piece of bread. What happens when you are in the mood for rye though?As nifty as this appliance is, it is clearly not as cool or functional as a Phillies hammer or toothbrush...

Did Roy Halladay Really Save a Boy from an Anaconda Attack in the Amazon?

Earlier this month, some MLB pitchers took a fishing trip to the Amazon.  Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter, and B.J. Ryan made the trek to Brazil with professional sport fisherman and outdoor enthusiast Skeet Reese.  According to Reese, it turned into more than just a fishing trip. In a post entitled “A Jungle Out There” on his website, Reese talked about the trip and noted that...

Roy Halladay Saves Boy From Anaconda While Fishing On The Amazon

According to NESN, Roy Halladay was on a fishing trip in the Amazon with Chris Carpenter, B.J. Ryan and professional fisher Skeet Reese, when he and Reese stumbled upon a local boy being attacked by an anaconda. Here is what happened according to Reese’s recent blog post: “Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able...

Roy Halladay Supposedly Helps Rescue Boy From Anaconda During Fishing Trip to Amazon

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Philadelphia has major buzz for Classic

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Poor Ryan Madson

When Ryan Madson took the mound in the ninth inning of Game Five of the National League Division Series, I remember watching that moment with my friend Paul (a great writer over at Crashburn Alley) and talking about how this might be the last time that the tall righty ever threw a pitch in red pinstripes, and that he would be exceedingly wealthy in the very near future. It wasn’t...

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Ryan Madson probably lost another potential suitor when the Red Sox traded for Andrew Bailey. The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets and Padres are among the other possible Madson suitors that have acquired other closers this offseason. However, the Angels, Reds, Rays, White Sox, Astros and Dodgers could be in the market for closers, according to Jon Heyman of (on...

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