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Utley’s early defense and base running flashes have Ian hopeful that his knees can withstand the 162 game season. Photo: Matt Rourke, AP
One of the defining moments of my transformation from youth into adolescent was the moment I “got” Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley. Senator Al Franken’s over-the-top Smalley character was a perfect knock-off of the self-help fad of the late 80′s and early 90′s. His pleasantness and his belief that he was “good enough, smart enough” and that “people liked (him)” made his character an easy target for guests, including Philly favorite Charles Barkley. Today marks the launch of a new weekly column at Phillies Nation – “Weekend Positivity”, launched in part for my affinity for Daily Affirmations but in part because the Phillies are off to a poor start but there has been a number of highlights thus far. One of the standouts thus far has been second baseman Chase Utley.
In four games, Utley has posted a .467/.471/.933 line with a pair of doubles, a
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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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Just when you thought that Philly sports were going to lead us all to the drink, the Phillies come through with a nostalgic win. Nostalgic referring to roughly five years ago. Kevin “Still Needs a Nickname” Frandsen came up in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs, but forwent the full count of childhood-backyard-dreams, to served a ball into the right field...
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...
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...
Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
James Shields (0-1, 1.50) vs. Cole Hamels (0-1, 9.00)
Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 66
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Cole Hamels will try to rebound after a poor outing in Atlanta. Hamels will be opposed by the Royals’ ace, James Shields.
Gameday Beer: Troeg’s Nugget Nectar, suggested...
W: Lee (1-0, 0.00 ERA) L: Medlen (0-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Papelbon (1)
Cliff Lee had to wait until July 4, 2012 to pick up his first elusive victory of the 2012 season. This year Lee had to wait under three hours. The Phillies starter was impressive in his first outing of the 2013 season and made sure the team left Atlanta on a positive note after dropping the first two games of...
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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...
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...