The Phillies Would Love To Trade Ryan Howard

GM Ruben Amaro took two major actions at Philadelphia's organizational meetings last week. One was to distribute to all baseball personnel a handbook titled "The Phillies Way." (Do not attempt to actually read "The Phillies Way." It'll be like opening the Ark of the Covenant and your face will melt or explode.) The… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm

Ryan Howard Drives In Two On Check Swing

Someone should probably check on Colby Lewis to make sure his skull is still intact and tiny pieces of his brain are not scattered all over the place. With the bases loaded and a full count in the top of the fourth inning against the Giants, Ryan Howard drove in two runs with an excuse-me swing that punched the ball… » 7/21/14 10:25pm 7/21/14 10:25pm

Ryan Howard's five-year, $125 million deal is the worst contract ever, according to ZiPS projections. Yes, even worse than A-Rod's. (Albert Pujols's could give Howard's a run for its money, though.) » 7/09/13 1:28pm 7/09/13 1:28pm

Sure, Why Not, Give Blind Boy Some Credit For Ryan Howard's Homer

We can’t say with certainty that Ryan Howard a home run Friday for a little boy who is blind. What we can say for sure is a little boy named A.J., who is 7 years old and who is blind, asked Ryan Howard before the game to hit a home run and that Ryan Howard clobbered the first strike Ricky Nolasco presented him… » 5/04/13 7:06pm 5/04/13 7:06pm

Ryan Howard Broke His Toe By Dropping His Warm-Up Bat On It In The…

The Phillies have had a pretty miserable year, but it hasn't been outlandishly miserable. In their division, the Mets have more histrionic fans and suffered a worse collapse. In their state, the Pirates had a historically sad season that culminated in getting blanked last night by Homer Bailey. But the Phillies have… » 9/29/12 5:40pm 9/29/12 5:40pm

Ryan Howard: "I'm Going To Go Out There And Give 100 Percent Of 85…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Howard isn't healthy, but he's healthy enough. » 7/10/12 7:20pm 7/10/12 7:20pm

"It's Doug, Not Dude": Philly Scribe Kicked Out Of Minor League Complex…

Bob Brookover, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer had a tough time this week trying to watch Ryan Howard take batting practice and field ground balls. He was kicked out of the stadium twice while trying to catch a glimpse of Howard. The mantra: "What are you doing here? Spring training is over." » 5/20/12 12:30pm 5/20/12 12:30pm

Presenting Your Ryan Howard At A Food Store In A Motorized Scooter…

The above photo is of Ryan Howard, and it was taken at a suburban Philly Whole Foods on the day after the Phillies were knocked out of the National League playoffs by the Cardinals. The game ended with Howard recording the final out and tearing his Achilles in the process, which explains the scooter. The image is… » 10/20/11 4:55pm 10/20/11 4:55pm

Photoshop Contest: Ryan Howard At A Food Store In A Motorized Scooter

The internet has been passing around this photo of Ryan Howard for several days, or at least since it was discovered after being tweeted by a fan who snapped it at a suburban Philly Whole Foods. It is at once sadly and hilariously emblematic of the sudden conclusion to the Phillies' season. » 10/14/11 1:40pm 10/14/11 1:40pm

If You Dare Approach Frank Beamer On The Football Field, The Virginia…

Your morning roundup for Oct. 9, the day we learned they won't keep you in the clink very long after threatening to cook your friend's mom. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/09/11 9:30am 10/09/11 9:30am

This Year, Ryan Howard's Season-Ending At-Bat Resulted In Physical…

Your morning roundup for Oct. 8, the day we learn that it's best just to plead guilty when caught handing out semen-tainted yogurt at the market. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/08/11 9:45am 10/08/11 9:45am

My Oh My Does Cole Hamels Look Like He Was Born To Walk The Runway

Earlier tonight, The Shane Victorino Foundation All-Star Celebrity Fashion Show was held in Philadelphia. It's for a good cause. This picture was taken there. Do with it what you will. » 8/25/11 11:45pm 8/25/11 11:45pm

Ryan Howard's RBI Total Does Not Make Him The Greatest Baseball Player…

Bill Conlin wrote something dumb today. In other news, the sun rose in the east. But we're not going to go after Bill Conlin, because it's been done. Instead we're going to try and put in the simplest terms possible why he and anyone else rejecting advanced statistics out of hand are being willfully ignorant. » 7/13/11 2:05pm 7/13/11 2:05pm

Ryan Howard Finally Not Worth $125 Million To The Philadelphia Phillies?

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 10/24/10 9:00am 10/24/10 9:00am

Nothing's More Metal Than A Nice Pinot Grigio

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 9/01/10 9:45am 9/01/10 9:45am

Minor League Giveaway Just A Little Bit Racist?

Do you see anything wrong with this Ryan Howard lawn jockey — sorry, "garden gnome" — giveaway? The Reading Phillies don't. But then, maybe we shouldn't expect a Reading Rainbow Coalition from Central Pennsylvania. [Inquirer] » 5/27/10 12:50pm 5/27/10 12:50pm

Stevie Franchise Attempts To Scratch His Frontal Lobe

This is just dag nasty. But at least the Orlando Magic guard has found an activity to keep him occupied while bench-riding. I love the reaction these guys had while watching the horrifying booger excavation take place. » 3/15/10 9:20am 3/15/10 9:20am

The True American Way To Ball Hawk: Sue

The Happy Youngster might be on his way to law school after reading this one; a Miami family has forced the Phillies to return a home run ball by threat of a lawsuit. America! » 10/08/09 11:45pm 10/08/09 11:45pm