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BRAD LIDGE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lidge officially retires as a Phillie

Brad Lidge, who was perfect as a closer during Philadelphia's 2008 World Series championship season, formally retired as a member of the Phillies on Thursday. Lidge hasn't pitched in the majors since last June with the Washington Nationals. He spent four years with Philadelphia from 2008-11, saving 100 games in that span. ''That game and that postseason will forever...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge retiring as a Phillie

Brad Lidge, the closer of the 2008 World Series champion Phillies team, will officially retire as a Phillie.   Brad Lidge will retire as a Phillie on Aug. 1. He will throw out the first pitch. Will he go to his knees? — Matt Gelb (@magelb) May 22, 2013 Though he spent most of his career outside of Philadelphia, the crowning achievement, and perhaps his best...
Via Macho Row
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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Young fan with Autism throws out first pitch

Joseph Dever threw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturday as a representative of Austim Awareness, and it was one of the best first pitch’s of all-time. The kid did a spot-on Brad Lidge impression from when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. You have to love the showmanship of the kid. He played to the crowd beautifully, and who didn’t enjoy the...
Via The Victory Formation
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saying Goodbye to Brad Lidge

The lights have gone out with the Washington Nationals for a pitcher who was once nicknamed "Lights Out." On Sunday, 35-year-old former All-Star Brad Lidge was designated for assignment as a result of a rocky season and some especially poor performances after coming back from hernia surgery. Based on the performances they have seen from him this year (he finished with...
Via The Nats Blog
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Phillie Brad Lidge Designated For Assignment By Nationals

According to the Washington Post's Amanda Comak, former-Phillies closer Brad Lidge has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals.  Lidge, 35, signed a one-year $1MM deal with the Nationals in the offseason. In 11 appearances (9 1/3 IP), Lidge is posting an 0-1 record with a 9.86 ERA and only two saves. Lidge was added to back up the Nats' bullpen as a veteran...
Via Philliedelphia
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge: Nats probably most talented team he has ever been on

The Philadelphia Phillies declined to exercise Brad Lidge's $12.5mm team option, thus making him a free agent. Lidge then turned around and signed with the division rivals, (loosely used) the Washington Nationals for $1mm. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post caught up with Lidge and asked him what he thought about the 2012 Washington Nationals and Lidge had this response. ...
Via PRO Rumors
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fare Thee Well, Brad Lidge

Brad Lidge moves on to the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $1 million deal. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia and was integral in the 2008 World Championship as he went 48-for-48 in save opportunities that season, which is something the fans in this town will never forget.Injuries have wrecked his career as of late, but Washington decided to take a flier on him to help guide...
Via Phillies Nation
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

So long: Brad Lidge signs with the Nationals

The Phillies have lost yet another member of their 2008 championship team: Brad Lidge has signed with the Nationals.  Lidge, who will be forever remembered for getting the final out in the World Series, signed a 1 year deal for around a million dollars with the Nationals.  There was some talk that Lidge would return to the Phillies but ultimately the Nats offered him more money...
Via All Things Philly Sports
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Lidge, Nationals agree to one-year deal

The surprisingly active Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. The deal is for $1 million plus incentives, according to a major-league source. Lidge, 35, will likely serve as a setup man for the Nats' current closer, Drew Storen. Last season, Lidge opened up the season on the Phillies...
Via Fox Sports
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge: Evolving Reliever or Small Sample?

Brad Lidge in Game 4 of 2011 NLDS Photo: GettyThe 2011 Phillies Nation Player Reviews continue today, with Brad Lidge…Brad Lidge dropping to his knees, embracing Chooch, the two knocked over by Ryan Howard, and squished by a literal Flyin’ Hawaiian. It is a scene this generation of Phillies’ fans will never forget. Everybody knows that Lidge had a spectacular, sometimes...
Via Phillies Nation
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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