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Ryan Howard’s Check Swing Is As Good As A Full Swing

Ryan Howard's check swing during the Phillies-Giants game on Monday night drove in two runs and gave Philadelphia the lead.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard First Basemen MLB Rankings

Let's check up on Philadelphia Phillies $25M first baseman Ryan Howard and his statistical rankings among qualified first basemen in MLB.  Warning- not good.  Actually awful.  Good job Amaro!*Out of 24 qualified first basementAVG - .219 (20th)OBP - .301 (22nd)SLG - .378 (21st tied)OPS - .679 (23rd)R - 44 (11th)DBL - 10 (21st tied)HR - 15 (9th)RBI - 58 (9th)BB - 41 (9th)K ...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals need to figure out a way to contain Ryan Howard

After struggling for most of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are suddenly in an offensive groove. Given A.J. Burnett's recent struggles at Busch Stadium, they'll likely need to keep producing Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies (33-38) were seven games out of first place in the NL East on June 8 and ranked 25th in the majors with 3.9 runs per...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard reacts to fans who say he listens to Nickelback

A group of Atlanta Braves fans held a sign at Turner Field on Tuesday night during their team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies that read,” Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.” For some, that is the ultimate insult. For Ryan Howard, it simply creates confusion over how a group of girls knew what he has on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard may or may not listen to Nickelback

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard on allegations by a Braves fan that he listens to Nickelback: “Damn, that’s outrageous. I didn’t know that. Is it bad to listen to Nickelback?” After getting told that yes, it probably wasn’t a good thing to be accused of being a Nickelback listener: “I mean, I’m not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio. I didn’t know...
Via The Outside Corner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies may bench Ryan Howard

Not even three seasons ago, Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard was coming off a 33 home run, 118 RBI campaign. Now he’s in danger of losing his starting gig and being placed in a platoon role with fellow first baseman, Darin Ruf. After clubbing 58 home runs and driving in 149 RBI’s during the 2006 season, Howard emerged as one of the biggest offensive forces in the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A commentary on character...and Ryan Howard

Now that Monday's loss to the Braves has mostly scabbed over, I wanted to look back at the game through a different lens. Monday could have been a harbinger of things to come and a loss that will send the Phillies down an inevitable losing path or it could be used as a character builder. Supposedly high character teams would view such a devastating loss as an opportunity...
Via PhilsBaseball
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard with a Howard, Oh Yeah!

You know it's a good day when Ryan Howard notches a Howard.  That's right, the stat's namesake earned himself his first strikeout, error, homerun game of the season and naturally the Phillies won.  Not only did the Phillies win, they swept the series from the Marlins and are now 6-6 on the year.What else is good?*Chase Utley is batting .500, word.*Wil Nieves had more...
Via We Should Be GM's
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard suffering from spin Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome

Ryan Howard has reportedly been diagnosed with Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome. SUS is a condition in which a baseball player is unable to recognize a slider and in serious cases removes the ability of a player to recognize the type or location of any pitch. Howard's SUS existed his entire life but remained dormant until the 2010 season.  Of course I’m kidding here, but the...
Via PhilsBaseball
May 28, 2013  |  1 Comment

Howard homers for blind child

A blind child who met Ryan Howard prior to the Phillies game on Friday night asked the slugger to hit a home run and he delivered. See video of the fantastic moment.

Via Next Impulse Sports
May 04, 2013  |  3 Comments
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