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Cole Hamels Returns

Cole Hamels' first batter faced in 2014 was Yasiel Puig. One thing was certain by the end of that first exchange, Hamels changeup is still fierce. The first one he threw teased the outside corner and Puig couldn’t resist. He swung over top of it, looking like Bartolo Colon (LINK). With the count 2-2, Hamels pulled the string on another changeup, striking out the first...
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Extra Innings Victory Propels Phillies to 500

Domonic Brown didn’t rocket one up to the light towers. He simply hit the ball where it was pitched. Its a beautiful thing. Taking the ball the other way makes something inside a baseball fan swoon.
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Flyers Bounce back with 4-2 win over Rangers

Bouncing back has been a theme all season in Philadelphia, where the Flyers have embraced adversity and turned it into a strength. Their atrocious 1-7-0 start and the dismissal of coach Peter Laviolette were just minor detours on the way to a 94-point season. Captain Claude Giroux went goalless for the first month of the […]
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A Look Ahead After the Phillies Win a Wild One

The Phillies and Rockies combined for five lead changes, thirty hits and nineteen runs this Easter Sunday. After experiencing a perpetual power outage, the Phillies finally took advantage of the league’s most hitter friendly ballpark.   The Phillies broke out of their nearly week long slump in the season finale with seven extra base hits.  The last time […]
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Rockie Mountain High

The Phillies scored exactly two runs in the first two games of the weekend series in Colorado. TWO. They had not recorded an extra base hit in their last four games. The last two of which coming in the thin air, hitter friendly confines of Coors Field. Sunday the bats came to life, and the […]
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Chase Utley at the Bat

The best hitters in the baseball fail two thirds of the time.  Pitches dart left and right, drop, sometimes a couple feet.  Professional hitters are charged to “square up” the ball.  Problem is, their tool for this task is round, as is the ball, which comes at them faster than a car on an interstate. […]
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Soul defeat Jacksonville in Home Opener

Philadelphia PA: On Saturday April 19 from Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, Arena Football made its season debut in South Philly as the Philadelphia Soul hosted Jacksonville Sharks, the Soul started their first 4 games of the season on the road. The Soul comes into game off a win over Orlando on April 10 […]
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Week 3 In Review

There’s really just one word needed to review week three for the Philadelphia Phillies. Inconsistency. The Phils were coming off a three game sweep of the Miami Marlins and were finally back at .500. Speaking of .500, that was Chase Utley’s batting average coming into this week’s first series against the Braves. The bullpen had […]
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Phantoms Lose Final game in Glens Falls

Glens Falls, NY On Friday April 18 from the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls NY, The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever game in Glens Falls ending their 5 year run as they hosted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Phantoms played their 1st game in Glens Falls on October 3, 2009. This game […]
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Phillies Offense Continue to Struggle

Since the 8th inning Monday night when Dominic Brown ripped a 3 run homer, the Phillies offense has gone into hibernation. Despite finishing the three game series vs Atlanta by plating only one run, the Phillies stole a game 1-0 behind a solid outing from first year Phillie AJ Burnett’s on the bump. The Phillies […]
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Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov Preview

Washington, DC On Saturday April 19 from the DC Armory in Washington DC, a championship triple header will take place as the fight is being called “History at the capital” which is headlined by the light heavyweight championship bout between Bernard Hopkins taking on Beibut Shumenov. Bernard Hopkins is looking to make a new record […]
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Phillies Lose, But You Got to Love that Cliff Lee

Wednesday night, everything to love about Cliff Lee was on display. Even though Lee allowed seven hits through four innings, he only allowed one run. Despite the early beating, Lee battled, persevered, and showed that famous Cliff Lee grit.
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Two Old Favorites Off to Good Starts

Chase Utley This April it appears Chase Utley commandeered Thor’s hammer to use instead of a bat.  No stranger to hot starts throughout his career, Utley has outdone himself in 2014.  Utley is on fire.  So much so that after a two hit game Monday night, Utley’s average actually dropped, that’ll happen when you’re hitting […]
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Utley Wins It Late for Phillies

The Phillies were reeling coming into this weekend thanks in large part to a three game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers. This weekend offered a chance at redemption that the Phillies did not pass up. They came into the weekend series with the Miami Marlins tied with them for last place in […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghost Town

Just 3 years later, the Phillies are on pace to sell 1.5 million less tickets in 2014.
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Despite Two Mammoth Blasts- Rollins Dinger Saves the Day in Extras

Batting right-handed, Rollins skied a fly ball into the left field corner just reaching the seats. The solo jack gave the Phillies their first walk off win of 2014. The win brought the team to 5-6 and secured their second series victory in four tries.
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Week 2 In Review

The young 2014 season has left fans scratching their heads as to what to make of the Phillies so far. Week one saw them score more runs than expected, only to falter in the late innings with a patchwork bullpen. The starting pitching was a little bit better than advertised, save for an unusual flurry […]
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Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2 Preview

Las Vegas NV: On Saturday April 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, the rematch that boxing fans has been waiting for is finally going to happen as Manny Pacquiao takes on Timothy Bradley for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title. Manny Pacquiano (55-5-2, 38 KOs) comes into this fight off a win over Brandon […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Beat Up a Cy Young Front Runner

Jose Fernandez dominated his first two starts.  He commands two top notch pitches- an explosive fastball that touches 98 mph with regularity but looks even faster because of a sharp, spike slider that darts in and out of the zone at Fernandez will, a pitch so imposing it starts right handed hitters with their knees […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NCAA Frozen Four National Semifinals

Philadelphia PA: On Thursday April 10 from Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, The final four in college hockey came to Philadelphia for the 1st time and it has 3 of the big power house in College Hockey in Boston College, Minnesota & North Dakota and the underdog of the field was Union. The matchups were Union Dutchman took […]
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s to a 500 season!

So even though the days of Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins reigning supreme are long gone, this may be the last time to route for the core four while the team is even reasonably respectable. So even though it may be a long time before we get another chance at a World Series, it may be even longer before we get another MVP, so be sure to cheer our MVP'...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Clinch 2014 Playoffs

Claude Giroux has proven to be pretty amazing at putting the puck in the net, is that not one of his reasons of being captain on the throne? With a playoff clinch in sight, Giroux came in the clutch! He scored two goals in the Flyers’ 5-2 win against the Florida Panthers to clinch a […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Braun

The Philadelphia Phillies returned home to Citizens Bank Park Tuesday looking to build on a somewhat surprising 3-3 road trip. One that could have easily been a 5-1 road trip without several poor showings by the bullpen. Cesar Hernandez got the start at second base today in place of Chase Utley, who was scratched with […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubby Hole

Today’s rubber match at Wrigley Field saw A.J. Burnett make his second start in red pinstripes. Burnett was looking to build on his strong first outing in Texas where he allowed only one run. Today was a different story. Burnett walked three Cub hitters in the first inning, frequently falling behind in the count. It […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee & Utley Power Phils Past Cubs

After a whirlwind opening day in Texas, Cliff Lee returned to form yesterday at Wrigley Field, doing his part in a 2-0 Phillies victory. He did allow 10 hits in seven innings of work, but did not walk a batter and finished with six strikeouts. Lee was in trouble in spots but managed to help […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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