The (2nd) Home Opener

by Dan MacNeal Could it have been a better day for the home opener? The sun was shining, the smell of grilled hamburgers was in the air, and the fans were pumped. The area around Citizens Bank Park was like a zoo, with Mr. Greengenes playing on Citizens Bank Way and various local radio and … Continue reading The (2nd) Home Opener

Doc, Polly Impress In Debuts

The anticipation ws mounting all week heading into Opening Day. With the big offseason acquisitions of Roy Halladay and Placido Polanco still fresh in the minds of Philly fans, their performance today in the first game of the 2010 season was nothing short of expected. Roy Halladay needed only 88 pitches and seven innings of work to … Continue reading Doc, Polly Impress In Debuts

Opening Day Memories

By Dan MacNeal Opening Day is like Christmas for baseball fans.  As I watch the Red Sox hosting the Yankees to open the 2010 MLB season, the excitement of the Phillies opening their season tomorrow increases.  Especially with Roy Halladay making his official Phillies debut in Washington DC in about 14 hours from now. For … Continue reading Opening Day Memories

Series Preview: Nationals

Phillies (0-0) at. Washington Nationals (0-0) When: April 5-8 Where: Nationals Park Probable Pitchers Mon: Roy Halladay vs. John Lannan Wed: Cole Hamels vs. Jason Marquis Thurs: J.A. Happ vs. Craig Stammen Player to watch: Adam Dunn. Dunn is a big-time power hitter. The left-handed slugging first baseman hit 38 homers last season and has put up some good games against … Continue reading Series Preview: Nationals

The Respect We Deserve

If I were to tell you ten years ago that the Phillies were going to be the best team in baseball starting in 2008, you would think I was joking while wearing your Scott Rolen t-shirt and pissed-off Curt Schilling was a Diamondback. Oh how the times have changed. The Phillies won the division in 2007, their first … Continue reading The Respect We Deserve

2010 Opening Day Roster

The Phillies currently have 27 names on their roster. Two of them, Brad Lidge, and J.C. Romero, are not going to be ready by Opening Day. Assuming the other 25 players are what the Phillies are satisfied with, this is your 2010 roster. If it was already announced then I missed it and therefor am an … Continue reading 2010 Opening Day Roster

Phils Lose; Hamels, Lidge Updates

The Twins used some big hits from the best players to beat Cole Hamel and the Phillies Saturday, 8-4. Greg Dobbs doubled and homered for the Phillies while a few others had multiple-hit games. Former Phil Jim Thome had a homer in the eighth inning as well. Hamels was pleased with his ability to pitch more … Continue reading Phils Lose; Hamels, Lidge Updates

Amaro: Moyer 5th Starter

In an interview with My Fox Philly, Ruben Amaro, Jr. said that the fifth spot in the rotation is Jamie Moyer’s to lose. Moyer told Amaro that he will be ready to pitch by Opening Day. “Jaime’s come along really well and he adds some depth in our rotation,” Amaro said. “It’s his spot to … Continue reading Amaro: Moyer 5th Starter