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At 6 feet, 4 inches and 255 pounds, Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies is one of the biggest sluggers in the game. In a few years, he’ll have a house to match.
Last month, Howard received approval for the construction of a 17,500-square foot home in Belleair Shore, Fla., which is less than 10 miles from the Phillies’ spring training home in Clearwater.
The massive luxury home will sit on a one-acre Gulf-front lot that was vacant for three years before Howard purchased the site. The home’s design plans were revealed at a Town Commission meeting last July, according to the Belleair Bee. Crossing Broad, a Philly-based blog, estimates the value of the home could approach $23 million.
Special features include “a Venice-style lazy river running from the swimming pool underneath a series of bridges” and a bowling alley on the ground level with breakaway walls, architect Dan Dawson said.
The architect also said the home could take up to four years to build, much longer than the maximu...
BEST OF MAXIM
Injured Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has already earned $65 million at the major league level and this year his 5-year $125 million extension kicks in, so it's fair to say he has some spare loot rattling around the ol' bank account. Eager to divest himself of some of that pesky money, Howard paid $3.5 million for a beachfront lot of land in Belleair, Florida...
New Phillies closer, hours before picking up his first career save in Citizens Bank Park as a member of the Phillies (and fifth career save in CBP), Jonathan Papelbon was a guest on MLB Network's Intentional Talk, with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar. As expected, it was Papelbon being Papelbon during the interview segment, so it was an enjoyable segment.
Papelbon talked about his...
Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies is the last man standing from 3 intertwined teams. Are the red pinstripes more than lucky? Is this an omen for 2012?
TAL'S HANDY CAPS
Penthouse Occupancy for the 3-1 triumph: 5
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Ty Wigginton.
Ty Wigginton Trots After His 7th-Inning Bomb
He gave the arms some...
Michael Taylor has been gone from the Phillies organization since December, 2009, when he was included in a package of players that was sent to Toronto for ace hurler Roy Halladay. Taylor was quickly flipped to Oakland in a separate trade and has had a tough time reaching and staying in the big leagues ever since.The 6-foot-5-inch 255-pound outfielder has been mashing opposing...
It's not often that fans in Philadelphia would be cheering a guy hitting just .118, but Freddy Galvis is the exception. With his heads-up style of play and impressive defense, fans are rooting for the 22-year old rookie.
PHILADELPHIA – Roy Halladay threw seven sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies broke out of their offensive slump, beating the Marlins 7-1 on Wednesday night in Miami’s first game without suspended manager Ozzie Guillen.
A once-potent offense that’s missing Chase Utley and Ryan Howard struggled in the first four games, scoring eight runs total. But they rocked Marlins...
When one of your ace pitchers gives up 3 runs in the first inning, you know it is going to be a bad day. Add to that having the Mets in town, the 3rd anniversary of Harry Kalas’ death and the fact that it is Friday the 13th and things look pretty grimm.
Not that Cliff Lee pitched too badly. He made a few mistakes and the Mets lowered the ax. Making matters worse, the Phillies...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered, Joe Blanton pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami 3-1 on Thursday night in the Marlins' second game without suspended manager Ozzie Guillen.
Blanton (1-1) allowed three hits and a run in his first start following an injured-plagued season. Blanton had two lengthy stints on the disabled...
The Mets head to Philadelphia this evening for a 7:05 pm start against the defending division champions Phillies. The game will mark the start of the team's first road trip of the season, and they will start without injured third baseman, David Wright, who is still ailing from his recently broken pinky.While nursing a one game lead over the Phillies tonight, the Mets will be...
Philadelphia Phillies (1-1) vs. Miami Marlins (2-3)Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.00) vs. Josh Johnson (0-1, 4.50)Time: 7:00 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17, ESPN2 Weather: Cloudy, Low 50′s Media: Twitter and FacebookDon’t expect many runs to be scored tonight, as tonight’s pitching matchup features two of the best pitchers in not only the National League, but the entire MLB as...
Galvis with the dagger. (AP)Oh, the difference a day off makes.Heading into Wednesday night’s game against Josh Johnson and the Miami Marlins, it appeared a pitchers duel was shaping up with Roy Halladay on the bump for the Phillies. But in this crazy game of baseball, your luck can change just that quick.During the first four games of the season, the Phillies managed to put...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a minor league deal, Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio reports. Just before the start of the season, the Giants released Fontenot.
Fontenot posted a .227 avg, .304 OBP and.377 SLG in 252 plate while logging time at second base, shortstop and third base last season.
Image taken by SD Dirk and used under the Creative...
PHOTO: APOn a night that we thought runs would be tough to come by, the Phillies offense exploded for seven runs–with six of them off Marlins Ace Josh Johnson. Now, the word “exploded” may be a hyperbole, but considering the fact that prior to Wednesday night’s game the Phillies were only averaging two runs a game, tripling that number in a single game should be worthy...
The New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citizens BAnk Park in Philadelphia. First pitch will be at 7:05 PM EDT.
1) Ruben Tejada SS
2) Daniel Murphy 2B
3) Justin Turner 3B
4) Ike Davis 1B
5) Jason Bay LF
6) Lucas Duda RF
7) Scott Hairston CF
8) Josh Thole C
9) R.A. Dickey RHP
Tonight on the Hill:
R.A. Dickey (1-0,...