Found February 07, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Phillies Nation’s winner for the number one Philadelphia Phillies Top Moment of 2011 is … (drum roll, please) … The 19 inning marathon against the Cincinnati Reds!This may not come as a surprise.  We remember staying up late, refusing to turn off the television.  We remember it being one of the oddest games of recent memory. We remember Wilson Valdez taking the mound in the 19th inning and retiring the meat of the Reds’ lineup.  We remember it being one entirely awesome game.I’ll be honest: there are some things that I forgot.  It was practically two games in one: 6 hours and 11 minutes of insanity.  With the game occurring last May, many things have exited my brain.  I thought that I’d test your knowledge in a few trivia questions:1. Who were the starting pitchers? 2. Which Phillies homered? 3. How did the Phillies score the winning run?No cheating. The answers are after the jump.If you answered (1) Travis Wood and Roy Halladay, (2) Ben Francisco and Ryan Howard, and (3) Raul Iban...

ESPN: Phillies Tried to Move Blanton to Keep Oswalt

Jayson Stark of said in a series of tweets that the Phillies were attempting to unload Joe Blanton in an attempt to clear salary space to keep Roy Oswalt.Verrrry interesting, to say the least. Who would that taker be, if they were able to find one? Undoubtedly, the Phillies would have to eat some, if not ALL, the remaining money on Blanton’s contract. Right now there does...

Phillies Nation TV Announces Partnership with Service Electric in Allentown

It started as a seed in the soil. Two seasons ago, I asked Brian Michael to put up the money for an HD Flip Cam. I though nightly/weekly reports from Citizens Bank Park would show that we were THE insider blog. The “Phillies Nation Phancast” was done from time to time (when I could find someone to hold a camera for me) and wasn’t the greatest production in the world. But with...

You may say I'm a dreamer: Philadelphia Phillies

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. After three straight years of playoff disappointment, the Philadelphia Phillies have reached the promised land, and have won their second World Championship in the last five seasons...

Player Profile #77: Chase Utley | 2B | PHI

It was just two short years ago that Chase Utley hit 31 homers, scored 112 runs, drove in 93 and stole 23 bases on his way to a 12th overall ranking. Now Utley ranks all the way down at 77, a ranking that feels more generous than anything else. Injuries have cost him significant portions of the last two seasons, and his hitting skills have seemingly eroded with time. Last season...

2012 Phillies Nation Road Trips

Details for four of our 2012 road trips have been announced – Clearwater, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and Baltimore!  Like last year, we will be teaming up with our friends at Phils Fever (aka Green Legion) for several awesome adventures.  Check out the details:Spring Training    Friday, March 16 to Monday, March 19This is easily the most fun you’ll have on a road trip....

Nationals Fans > Phillies Fans

The headline is a bit overblown, I’ll admit, but the blowback from the Nats’ “Take Back the Park” campaign is annoying. So, a few points for those who attempt to ridicule the Nats for having worse fans than the Phillies: 1. The Phillies have had 120-plus years to build their ****** little fanbase. 2. The Phillies have been a winning team for the past nine seasons. As a general...

Ontario Blue Jays: Paving the way for tomorrow’s superstars

Baseball in Canada has sure changed since my playing days in the late 90’s early 2000’s.  When I was trying to get a scholarship, I created my own VHS tapes, mailed them out to schools that my family, coaches and I deemed appropriate. I mailed those out with my baseball resume, hoping some college coaches would take some interest.  Nowadays, Canadian kids looking to further...

You Will Be Able To Hear The Phillies On 94.1 WIP

For those of you who want a static-free Phillies broadcast, that time has come. You will be able to hear the Phillies on 94 WIP this upcoming season.

Seeking more offense, Yankees have their eye on Raul Ibanez

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The 1987 4-Man Rotation: End of an Era

The 1980's witnessed the end of the 4-man rotation in baseball. Starting pitchers were becoming pricey and valued fragile commodities, not to mention bullpen specialist were starting to be used more frequently (thanks a lot LaRussa). Days of guys pitching 7-8 innings on 3 days rest became a thing of the past, as a quality start was defined as 6+ IP with 3 runs or less allowed...

Yankees and Raul Ibanez in Serious Talks

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The Phillies have leveraged their farm system to help bring more talent to the parent club in recent seasons, but they'll still go into Spring Training with an impressive arsenal of arms that could pay dividends down the road.
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