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Rarely, in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies, does a youngster, like Domonic Brown, produce jaw-dropping stats during March, and carry them into the regular season. That stated, many are cautioning against unrealistic expectations for him, but there is a way to foresee success. TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the organization’s weaknesses, the track record, the competition and the other intangibles. Please go to my author archives or Phillies page for my most recent coverage. Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. Thank you. Check out: Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: On the radar The new summer schedule will allow me to publish the best 3 storylines each week, but there will be an updated calendar included with each feature: These posts involve commentary, polls and stats for the upcoming 7 days....
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Kevin Frandsen the hero? Indeed. The Phillies got a huge ninth inning hit from Kevin Frandsen to beat the Royals, 4-3.
FRANDSEN WINS IT!
-With the bases loaded in the ninth, following ugly strikeouts from Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr., Kevin Frandsen unloaded them with a double to the wall, giving the Phillies their first home win of the season. Frandsen didn’t do too much...
The Philadelphia Phillies mascot, known as the Philly Phanatic, was dancing with a group of Elvis Presley impersonators during Friday's home opener at Citizens Bank Park.
The Elvis impersonators were likely there to promote the upcoming Philadelphia Elvis Fest on the weekend of April 12-14.
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Frandsen clears bases in walk-off win
The true blue Phillies fan, yawned through 8 innings last night, if you stuck around you were rewarded with a 9th inning comeback. The big hit supplied by pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen cleared the bases giving the Phillies their second win of the season. What we learned from last night and the truth told in the 9th.
Truth> The bases were...
Ever had Godshall's turkey bacon? I have not either. There has been plenty of buzz the last few days about Erik Kratz's appearance in a Godshall Meats commercial for turkey bacon in which he talks to a cartoon turkey dressed as a pig. How did Kratz find himself in this...
The Phillies are in danger of being swept by the Atlanta Braves. They lost Monday and Tuesday putting fans in panic mode. Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay did not have the starts that were expected and not the pitchers we are used to seeing.
Tonight Cliff Lee takes the mound. He will be facing Kris Medlen. Lee’s spring training ERA was high as it was 4.79. His record was zero wins...
The Philadelphia Phillies look to salvage a game in their opening series against the Braves. Cliff Lee takes the mound for the Phils.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kevin Frandsen rounded first after his big hit, looked up to see all the runners circling the bases and prepared himself for a celebration.Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth off closer Greg Holland to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd in Philadelphia...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season.
WP: Terry Mulholland
LP: Doug Drabek
Terry Mulholland opened the 1993 season with a gem in the Astrodome before 44,560 fans. The Phillies...
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In anticipation of the Phils home opener, Kyle Scott from Crossing Broad tags along with a Phillies fan who’s main concern at CBP isn’t baseball, it’s beer. Kyle’s video gives an inside peek at the labor intensive job of drinking and documenting every beer (which isn’t Bud or Bud Light) offered, inside the park.
After the jump, Kyle offers...
Don't call it a comeback! Joey Mac Daddy and T- Money are back for OC: LIVE. On this episode we dissect the first two games of the Philadelphia Phillies' season including a strong look at Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay. We also discuss the lineup, bullpen, and our expectations moving forward. Early season MLB awards are given out with a few bold predictions, plus a look at...
Macho Row Phlashback is a series that takes a look back at some of the great moments in Philadelphia Phillies history. This particular series looks back at the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Kansas City Royals.
How They Got Here
To this day the 1980 National League Championship Series is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, playoff series in baseball...