Found January 07, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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Photo: APThe box score doesn’t tell the whole story.  Statisticians point to numbers to evaluate players, but it’s impossible to get a sense of the game just by looking at newspaper clippings.  August 5, 2011 was a perfect example: the Phillies demolished the San Francisco Giants 9-2, but the story line was much greater.Being on opposite coasts, the Phillies and Giants aren’t known for a rivalry, but they shared some tension over the last couple years.  Jonathan Sanchez and Chase Utley exchanged words on multiple occasions.  Charlie Manuel proclaimed the Giants pitching staff “good, but not great.”  A new dimension evolved when the benches cleared in the sixth inning of a blowout game.Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez threw at Shane Victorino, who homered early on in the game.  The Phillies already had a significant lead as the plunking appeared  intentional.  Victorino took a few steps towards Ramirez, who was ready to fight.  Victorino was held back  by the home plate umpire and sta...
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