And Now The Phillies Have A MRSA Problem

The Phillies announced today that infielder Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with a staph infection and will begin the season on the disabled list. Now the Daily News reports that it is indeed MRSA, the particularly nasty antibiotic-resistant strain that struck the Buccaneers locker room last year. » 3/21/14 3:39pm 3/21/14 3:39pm

Something's Going On With Ryne Sandberg And Jimmy Rollins

Ryne Sandberg inherited a mess when he took over as interim manager last summer, but his first spring training running the Phillies is off to an especially inauspicious beginning. He's already butted heads with Jimmy Rollins, benching him three straight days without explanation, and the two haven't spoken since Monday. … » 3/13/14 11:28am 3/13/14 11:28am

Report: The Phillies Ratted Out Two Draft Picks To The NCAA

Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler has been suspended since the start of college baseball season. The NCAA is investigating whether he retained the services of an agent to negotiate with the Phillies, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2013 but were unable to sign him. Now it seems the Phillies have snitched on him,… » 2/20/14 8:42am 2/20/14 8:42am

For One Great Ballplayer, Philadelphia Was A Perpetual Traffic Jam

Originally published in January 1970 in Jock magazine. The author, Bill Conlin, died on Thursday. He was 79. Conlin was a legend in his native city who wrote elegantly and hilariously about Philadelphia sports in the days before he allowed himself to become a grouchy old fud. He spent the last decade of his career in a … » 1/10/14 5:28pm 1/10/14 5:28pm

That Time Mike Schmidt, Age 38, Scored From First On A Wild Pitch

A reader named Brad wrote in to ask if we could track down the video for this one. It's Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt scoring from first on a wild pitch during a game against the Mets on April 18, 1988. Hardball Times remembered it several months ago, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. But this is… » 11/01/13 5:13pm 11/01/13 5:13pm

Blown Calls Don't Get More Blown Than Bucknor Robbing Yelich

The Marlins tonight won their 59th game of the season, over the Phillies, no thanks to this call at first by umpire CB Bucknor. If this weren't a senioritis game between two also-rans, it would definitely go down as one of the biggest botched calls in recent memory. Heck, this was a meaningless game in the last week of … » 9/25/13 10:34pm 9/25/13 10:34pm