Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

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Farewell Pat the Bat

After JD Drew was drafted by the Phillies and refused to sign, the organization and the fans wanted to put the ordeal behind them. Pat Burrell made them forget. After 12 seasons in the major leagues, the longtime Phillies slugger decided to hang up his spikes. It was a tumultuous relationship for Burrell and the … Continue reading Farewell Pat the Bat

Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

PHI: 18-9, 1st in NL East; WAS: 14-14, 4th in NL East When: May 3-5 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Cole Hamels (3-1, 3.13) vs. Livan Hernandez (3-2, 3.23) Wednesday: Vance Worley (1-0, 0.00) vs Jason Marquis (3-0, 2.62) Thursday: Roy Halladay (4-1, 2.14) vs John Lannan (2-3, 3.78) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

Hamels Dazzles; Phils Sweep

The Phillies only needed nine innings to beat the Reds today. They also only needed one run as they shut out Cincinnati, backed by a stellar effort by Cole Hamels, in another pitchers duel by a score of 1-0. The Phillies completed the four-game sweep, their first against Cincy since 1975, and gave them some … Continue reading Hamels Dazzles; Phils Sweep

Dice-K Flirts With No-No

The Phillies almost became a part of history Saturday night… on the losing side. Daisuke Matsuzaka lost a no-hitter bid in the eighth inning but the Red Sox went on to win 5-0 in Philadelphia. Juan Castro roped a bloop single over the head of Marco Scutaro with two outs in the eighth inning to … Continue reading Dice-K Flirts With No-No

FIM #11: Goodbye Vet

A brand new era deserves a brand new stadium. But with bringing in a newer, fresher experience for the fans and players comes the sacrifices of memories and traditions. Moment #11 is the destruction of our beloved Veterans Stadium. Built in 1971, The Vet was home to the infamous “Boo Birds” (Eagles fans) and the … Continue reading FIM #11: Goodbye Vet