Ryan Hanigan is fourth on the Phillies’ depth chart at catcher, but he got a little time in the spotlight today with this diving catch to save face after bobbling the ball. (Insofar as any player gets time in the spotlight at this point in March, at least.)
Chris Christie, a man who lacks charm, wit, or the support of either major political party, went on SNY TV last night to stan for Mets by taking weak-ass shots at the Phillies.
In a move that is notable mostly because it will shut up Red Sox fans just a little bit, the Sox have traded embattled pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Phillies for Josh Tobias, a prospect you’ve never heard of.
Emily Youcis, better known as “Pistachio Girl” at Philadelphia Phillies games, has been fired from her vendor job by Aramark, because she couldn’t stop supporting white nationalism online.
The Pirates whacked a mess of dingers in their 15-2 win in Philadelphia, but none quite so on-demand as Andrew McCutchen’s. Former Pirate (and Phillie) A.J. Burnett visited the Bucs’ clubhouse before the game, and, like a dying child, he had a request for his favorite slugger.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded Chase Utley to the Dodgers almost exactly one year ago. Utley spent 12 seasons in Philly, winning a World Series ring and making the All-Star team six times. He is nearly as synonymous with the Phillies as Jimmy Rollins, and he played his first game in Philly as a visitor this evening.…
I grew up just outside of Philadelphia, the kind of rabid Phillies fan who had a life-size Pat Burrell poster on wall of the bedroom that my sister and I shared for so many years that we ended up telling two-dimensional Pat all our deepest secrets. I have also spent a not especially impressive but personally enjoyable…
Innovation is real and strong and it’s my friend.
Heckling is built into baseball. The game is slow and judgment-dependent, and for the fans close to the action at home plate, giving it to the players and umpires is a good enough way to pass the time and possibly influence the outcome of the game.
Chase d’Arnaud went running towards the bleachers looking for a foul ball, but instead he found someone to peck on the cheek. Aww!
Last Friday, Phillies minor-league pitcher Matt Imhof suffered a serious eye injury in an absolutely freakish accident. He was stretching using a rubber resistance band anchored to a wall when the metal base broke, and a piece struck him in the eye. Doctors tried to save it, but Imhof revealed today that he has had…
Odubel Herrera made a routine fly ball catch to end the eighth inning and flipped the ball to a fan in the outfield stands, which was a kind thing to do, except, yeah, no, that’s not the third out.
Last night, the Philadelphia Phillies handed to ball to rookie pitcher Zach Eflin, who had to make the first start of his big-league career against the Toronto Blue Jays. Eflin, age 22, was a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and posted a 2.90 ERA in 68 innings at Triple A this year. The Phillies are a rebuilding…
The Ryan Howard era is grinding to an ignominious end, but when Howard grounded out as a pinch-hitter to end Saturday’s home loss to the Brewers, one fan allegedly took things too far.
To be fair, there isn’t really much left of Ryan Howard for us to lose. The guy who once socked 58 dingers in a single season and swung his bat like it was a piece of artillery has been gone for a while now. What’s remained is a husk earning $25 million to strike out a lot. Now, that poor sap is being sent to the…
Miguel Cabrera is on quite the run right now, but Jeremy Hellickson got him to take a rip at a strike three that fell harmlessly in the dirt far from Cabrera’s flailing bat. He is a fun dude who knows when to give respect when he gets owned, so he flashed Hellickson a cool thumbs up almost before Carlos Ruiz got a…
The Phillies’ pitchers this year are mowing down batters at a ridiculous clip. The staff averaged more than 10 strikeouts per nine innings through April, the first time that’s happened in Major League history. I know this because I checked out the coverage over at philly.com because of this facepalm of a headline:
With a full count on Bryce Harper in Sunday’s game, Phillies pitcher Jeanmar Gomez threw a sinker over the plate. The Nats outfielder put that pitch straight into the damn toilet.
Today in “Things Only The Phillies And Little Leaguers Do,” watch Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez get doubled off on a called infield fly.
Look at this goddamn dog chilling in his baby carrier at a Phillies spring training game. I have never been more jealous of another living being.