Top 10 Trades in Phillies History: #10 Phils Acquire Lidge

Acquiring Lidge instantly improved the Phillies’ bullpen. Photo AP Over the next two weeks, in conjunction with the run-up to the July 31 trade deadline, Phillies Nation will be presenting the Top 10 Trades in Phillies History. Consideration was given to the performance of the players traded with their new club v. the performance of the players acquired with the Phillies in addition...
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Mike Schmidt dealing with undisclosed illness

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is dealing with an undisclosed health issue and will not be a guest instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training this year. Schmidt still plans to visit camp in the middle of March, the team says in a statement. However, the former third baseman won't serve as an instructor for the first time in more than decade so he can ''remain...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Halladay, Lidge among 5 Phillies guest instructors

Recently retired two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay and former closer Brad Lidge will be among five guest instructors for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training. Other former players in the group include radio broadcaster Larry Andersen, a relief pitcher on the 1983 and 1993 National League Championship teams; special assignment scout Dave Hollins, an All-Star third...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #65-61

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #65 through #61. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday,...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lights Out is Out: Brad Lidge Not Interested In Phillies Broadcasting Job

Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier Times has been on top of the Phillies broadcasting matters all week. Now he is reporting that one of the top choices for the Phillies broadcast booth is not interested: Take Brad Lidge's name out of Phillies broadcasting mix... Reliever says it "would...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brad Lidge Getting "Strong" Consideration For Broadcast Team

Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that Brad Lidge is getting strong consideration to be the Phillies new color commentator for their broadcasts - if he wants the job. Since retiring, Lidge has served as a part-time host on MLB Network Radio. Lidge is well-educated and has a personality...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Phillies Broadcasters: Ricky Bottalico, Brad Lidge, Chris Coste

Three former Phillies reportedly are under consideration to replace the duo of Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews. All three of them have broadcasting experience, though some more than others. They would be former Phillies closers Ricky Bottalico and Brad Lidge, along with former Phillies catcher Chris Coste. Rob Maaddi of...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Been 5 Years Since the Greatest Day of Our Lives

5 years ago on this day, Brad Lidge threw a slider past Eric Hinske, and all our lives got a whole lot better. That iconic photo of Lidge kneeling, Chooch running out to embrace him before the two became the center of a dogpile created by their teammates will be the face of Philadelphia for years. That team pole vaulted Philadelphia fans into high they hadn’t felt since 1983, when...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge discusses the Philly Dream Series

Johnny Goodtimes caught up with 2008 Phillies closer Brad Lidge recently and asked him about his upcoming Philly Dream Series matchup. Listen to his thoughts on pitching to 1929 Athletics sluggers like Jimmy Foxx, Al Simmons and Mickey Cochrane.
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Alumni Weekend and a Bashing from the Braves

Alumni Weekend for the Phillies is something for fans to look forward to each year.  Players of the past come back to be celebrated and adored once again.  This year, Brad Lidge retired as a Phillie; Curt Schilling was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame; and the 1993 NL Championship team was honored on their 20-year anniversary. The following is a photo diary of Sunday’s...
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

mlboffseason: phillies: Brad Lidge ceremoniously retires, but...

mlboffseason: phillies: Brad Lidge ceremoniously retires, but this moment lives on in Phillies lore.  Nicely edited Phillies.
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge 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...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge officially retires as a Phillie

Former Astros Phillies and Nationals reliever Brad Lidge hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors since June 12 of last season and on December 2 he announced his retirement. Thursday Lidge signed a one-day contract in a press conference and officially retired as a Phillie. Lidge 36 will be honored before Thursday night's game and then throw out the ceremonial first pitch to...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge Retires As A Phillie as Former Team Looks For Win Over Giants

(Photo: @ToddZolecki) He went 41 for 41 in save opportunities. He carried the success through the post season, securing 7 saves in as many opportunities for a total of 48-for-48. He did the unthinkable and the unimaginable. He did something that one man, Tug McGraw, did 28 years prior. Brad...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge to sign one-day contract to retire in Phillies uniform

Brad Lidge spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. On Thursday the former Phillies closer will sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the team. Lidge, 36, announced in December that he planned to retire. Retired closer Brad Lidge will sign a 1-day contract Thursday with the #Phillies and retire in their uniform, throwing out 1st pitch Thu. — Bob Nightengale...
July 29, 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...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge To Retire As A Philadelphia Phillie

We will never forget this image. Brad Lidge falling down to his knees and throwing up his arms in the air. Carlos Ruiz running up to him for an embrace. Ryan Howard knocking them over. The Phillies were World Champions of Baseball. The perfect closer from that season, Brad Lidge,...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Young Phillies fan with Autism imitates Brad Lidge after he throws first pitch (Video)

If you haven't seen Philadelphia Phillies fan Joseph Dever's first pitch yet, then you must view the below clip. Dever's moment came over the weekend as the Phillies hosted the St. Louis Cardinals on a special night   to commemorate "Autism Awareness Night" and Joseph who has Autism was selected to throw out the first pitch. Watch as Dever's delivers...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Player-By-Player Wrap Up: Brad Lidge, Eury Perez

Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy. There’s not much to say about Brad Lidge and the 2012 season. The former star closer was brought...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A Glimpse of Recent Baseball’s Most Unhittable Pitcher

Brad Lidge is 36 years old. In December, when he was still 35, he announced his retirement from professional baseball. He hadn’t been much of a factor since 2010, so in that sense it felt inevitable that Lidge would hang them up. In discussing Lidge’s career, Mike Axisa wrote up the memorable moment that was Albert Pujols taking Lidge deep. Below, in the comments section of that...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Lidge’s Memorable Moment

If we were to sit down and create a list of the five most memorable baseball moments of the 21st century, the home run Albert Pujols hit off Brad Lidge in Game Three of the 2005 NLCS would be on it. It’s not even a question of if it would be on the list, but where. Baseball has a way of making your jaw drop — think David Freese, Aaron Boone, Bill Buckner — and that homer certainly...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A Tribute To Brad Lidge, The Perfect Closer

The closer is one of the most pressure-packed positions in all of sports. The Mariano Riveras and Trevor Hoffmans of the world are the exception to the rule. They’ve made the closer position look effortless, sustaining excellence for nearly their entire careers. But the life of the mere mortal closers is one of wildly successful [...]The post A Tribute To Brad Lidge, The Perfect...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Closer Brad Lidge retiring

Closer Brad Lidge, who recorded a perfect season for the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies, is quietly retiring, according to multiple reports. Lidge told his agents, Rex Gary and Jim Turner that he wants to spend more time with his family after he missed a significant part of last season rehabbing from an injury. Lidge, 35, leaves with 225 career saves, 37th on...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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