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The Phillies hosted two exhibition games this weekend, signaling the end of Spring Training and the start of the regular season on Monday. As they have the past several years, the Phillies planned a number of special events and surprises on Friday and Saturday.
Friday began with the On-Deck Reception, hosted by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. There were players signing autographs, several Q & A sessions with players and coaches, and an on-field introduction of the entire team:
I personally got autographs from Domonic Brown (and a photo as well), Erik Kratz, John Mayberry Jr. and Antonio Bastardo. This was my first time attending this particular event and it was well worth the effort. The only bummer of the day was I discovered that the autofocus on my very expensive camera had died :O( Ugh. So I apologize in advance for 2 days worth of so-so photos, as I had to use my mediocre eye sight to manually focus a very large lens.
The prior to the evenings game, players wandered ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Phillies finalized their 25-man roster over the weekend, opting to use Humberto Quintero as backup backstop over Steven LeRud and going with Phillippe Aumont instead of Michael Stutes to round out the bullpen. The questionable decision was giving the final spot to Rule 5 selection Ender Inciarte, a 22-year-old prospect who hasn’t yet played above High-A. It’s not necessarily...
Utley got off on the right foot in the Phillies loss. (AP)
A near-cycle from Chase Utley wasn’t enough to overcome a shaky start from Cole Hamels as the Braves held off the Phillies, 7-5.
UTLEY UNLOADS ON OPENING DAY
-What a day for Chase Utley. In the fourth, Tim Hudson tossed a sinker that hung up in the zone and Utley tagged it to dead center field, over 400 feet away for the...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Cole Hamels is no stranger to sporting unique appearances. During a recent exhibition game, Cole Hamels was using the team’s hot-dog cannon and launching dogs into the crowd. If that wasn’t cool enough, Hamels was pictured wearing this awesome new mustache!
Cole Hamels Mustache, Phanatic, Hot Dog Gun. Embarrassing Overload! @ogtedberg @avsny...
Friday, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher charged a nation by showing up for a game with a glorious upper lip companion. Sadly, reports are that it is no more.
Now, I'm no Photoshop wiz, but since no photographic evidence exists (yet), I've decided to put together some sort of rendering of what Hamels might look like without the mustache.
On Thursday, the Phillies Nation crew gave their picks for MLB awards. Today, we tell you who is going to the postseason and who will win it all. Do you agree?
NL EAST: Nationals (97-65)
NL CENTRAL: Reds (93-69)
NL WEST: Dodgers (94-68)
WILD CARDS: Giants (89-73), Phillies (89-73)
AL EAST: Blue Jays (92-70)
AL CENTRAL: Tigers (98-64)
AL WEST: Athletics (93-69)
PhilliesTags: Ben RevereJimmy RollinsPhilliesThe Phillies season will be starting in an hour when they play the Atlanta Braves in Georgia. Surprisingly there will be a new name coming to the plate in the first spot in the lineup for the Phils. Charlie Manuel is sending centerfielder Ben Revere up there to start the game and not veteran...
The obituary for the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies has already been written by many baseball experts. Across baseball the prediction is that Charlie Manual’s aging team will win 84 games, land in third place, and miss the playoffs. Many of us who were in Clearwater and watched this team day in and day out believe that this team is better than that, but in order to prove it, they will...
I can hear the reporters already: “Another bad April.” It seems like every year, the Phillies start off slowly and struggle during the first month of the season. Could 2013 be different? The answer could be in the schedule.
The Phillies are not going to immediately start off with an easy team. The Atlanta Braves are predicted by many to be a very good team in 2013. ...
Ryan Howard's Game 1 homer in 2011's NLDS. The team is set. The season is here. There are no total shockers, but all the battles have been decided. The rotation has no news from it. Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick, and John Lannan were all pretty much...
Happy Opening Night, Phillies fans! Cole Hamels was your Opening Night starter tonight for the first time in his career. Hamels faced Tim Hudson on the mound. Atlanta hopped ahead to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With Jason Heyward on base, Freddie Freeman brought...