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It is unofficially “award season” in baseball. The end of the playing days signals the start of the individual honors. For the Phillies, Jimmy Rollins took home his 4th career Gold Glove award with a .978 fielding percentage. But the award is little comfort after a very disappointing Phillies season that ended without a playoff bid. And in a strange twist of fate, one player who was shipped out of town once the team fell out of the race wound up with the biggest award of all…a World Series ring. Despite the short time he spent here, Hunter Pence was a fan favorite in Philly. Many were saddened to see him go in a mid-season trade to the Giants. But it could not have worked out any better for Pence. He will celebrate with the San Francisco Giants today in a World Series victory parade on the opposite coast. The New York Times said that Pence was “the human defibrillator that shocked the World Series-bound Giants back to life…” And although he struggled offensively in the post-season, ...

Phillies Player Review: Jimmy Rollins

Having just won his fourth Gold Glove award, this player review could not come at a better time for Jimmy Rollins, a man who could use a few positives in his corner. That’s because 2012 was one of the more contentious between Rollins and the fans. Rollins once again drew criticism when he became the focal point for a city-wide debate on if and when it’s ever appropriate for a...

Hunter Pence on “Conan”

Because the Giants won the World Series…

Rollins Wins Fourth Gold Glove

Bob Brookover is reporting that Jimmy Rollins has won his fourth Gold Glove in six seasons. Rollins won three-in-a-row from 2007-2009 with the Phils.

This One Is Right In The Feels; Hunter Pence Celebrates Being a World Champion

I hate writing about this, but it's Hunter Pence and he deserves to be recognized for this achievement - even if he didn't contribute that much until the actual World Series. The Giants held their World Series Championship parade today in downtown San Francisco. Millions turned out to see the second parade in three years and Hunter Pence captured some of the confetti downpour...

Jimmy Rollins wins his fourth Gold Glove Award.

Phils’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins have just won his fourth Gold Glove Award. Jimmy, who have won previous gold gloves in 2007-09, with his win is now ranked third in franchise history with the most gold gloves won by a Phil, trailing only Mike Schmidt (10) and Garry Maddos (8). During the season, Rollins, who continued to be an outstanding defensive player, only batted .250, with...

Phillies' Jimmy Rollins Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award at Shortstop

While the season itself ended up tumultuous at times for Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, he has had a number of personal accomplishments to show for it.   Earlier in the season Rollins beat out Larry Bowa to top the games played at shortstop list in Phillies history.  Then, Rollins picked up his 2000th career hit.   Now, Jimmy Rollins has won another Rawlings Gold Glove award...

Hunter Pence Cracks Up Conan

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was labeled as plenty of things this inspirational leader, the lead singer from Spin Doctors and, of course, a crazy eyed meme generator.But if his recent appeance on Conan is any indication...dude is also pretty funny.What a difference a World Series makes, huh?  Last week at this time, the 29-year-old Pence looked like...

Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove

Last night Jimmy Rollins was awarded his 4th Gold Glove of his career.  Jimmy is always considered among the top fielding shortstops in baseball.  Rollins played the third most games at shortstop in the National League and was second in fewest errors committed, only to Ruben Tejada who only played 112 games.  Rollins also had…

Rollins Wins Gold Glove

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was awarded the National League Gold Glove Award. Carlos Ruiz was a finalist among catchers. Rollins joined infielders Adam LaRoche (1B), Darwin Barney (2B), and Chase Headley (3B). It is J-Roll’s fourth time winning the award. Ruiz was among the finalists for catcher but the award went to Yadier Molina. Follow the Phillies at MTRphilly...

Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants love them some Katy Perry

Giants 2012 World Championship: Baseball Served Hot and Fresh

There's a great deal to process in understanding the scope and immensity of the San Francisco Giants sweep of the Detroit Tigers to become the 2012 World Champions. It's not just the records broken or tied, the dominance over three quality MLB teams, or the Giants' impossible postseason journey.This is also about something that may be a lot more important: pure team play...
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