2009 Phillies Moment #8: Bruntlett’s Unassisted Triple Play

Eric Bruntlett. Two words that make Phillies fans cringe. On August 23rd though, he made history. Not just Phillies history, baseball history. Only fifteen times has an unassisted triple play occurred, and only twice has it ended a game. Eric Bruntlett is now part of that group. As much as we all like to pile … Continue reading 2009 Phillies Moment #8: Bruntlett’s Unassisted Triple Play

In Case of Emergency, Take “Stairs Way”

Thanks to The Fightins for this gem: Fredericton, a small town in New Brunswick, Canada, renamed a street after Matt Stairs and proclaimed November 27 as “Matt Stairs Day.” The street intersects Royals Field Park where Stairs began his professional baseball career. The stree is now called “Matt Stairs Way” or “Voie Matt Stairs” (French). … Continue reading In Case of Emergency, Take “Stairs Way”

26 Candidates Up for Hall Election

Roberto Alomar, Edgar Martinez, Barry Larkin, and Fred McGriff lead the list of first-timers on the Hall of Fame ballot.  Mark McGwire, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Andre Dawson, and Bert Blyleven are all making return trips to the ballot. Also on the ballot for the first time are Kevin Appier, Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga, Pat Hentgen, Mike … Continue reading 26 Candidates Up for Hall Election

Off Season 11/25/09

Jamie Moyer was sent back to the hospital after reoccurring symptoms from his groin injury back in September according to Todd Zoleckia via Twitter. Moyer tore his groin when trying to field a ground ball back in September. Also according to Zolecki, the Phillies signed outfielder DeWayne Wise and infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts and … Continue reading Off Season 11/25/09