Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has constructed a team that has put together back-to-back 73-win seasons, and with the club’s current record sitting at 19-28, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better this year. And yet, Amaro would really like for all those disillusioned Phillies fans out there to just shut the…
For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history.
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It works out a little too perfectly to be a happy accident, replacing the speedy Victorino for the plodding Howard. Intentionally dropping a ball to get the lead runner is the entire point of the infield fly rule (perhaps turning two), and perhaps that should extend to shallow left.
As if the usual horde of Philadelphians and assorted bandwagoners outnumbering the Nats fans in DC weren't enough, they found a way to impose themselves on the action. After Danny Espinosa's home run in the fifth landed in a section of Phillies fans, one chucked the ball back on to the field as if it were a visitor's.
Jayson Werth, D.C.-area multi-millionaire, had his first at-bat at Citizens Park since the December 2010 deal last night. He was treated to a standing ovation of sorts, one that was one-part mostly-genuine strained clapping and one-part all-out disgusted booing (which quieted, slightly, when he tipped his cap), but…
Over the weekend, these Phillies fans celebrated a win by doing keg stands on the subway. What's impressive about this is the fact that somewhere between attending a Phillies game and getting back to their home (or maybe dorm rooms), these guys procured an entire keg and then somehow managed to elude any conflict…
"When it was over, the town was a charred, smoldering mess—a blackened patch of scorched earth that left the survivors shocked and shattered as they tried to figure out what happened and how to move forward."
Listen, Chase Utley's Friday Night Slide into Ruben Tejada (video here) was a little over-the-top; not just because the Mets are as harmful a foe as a bike helmet, but because he went behind the bag at 'em.
Geez, I guess they'll let anyone write for the New York Post. David Wells, in a column I would describe as "portly," because, well, for no reason, shares some of his experiences interacting with the wonderful, friendly people from Philadelphia.