2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

The beautiful thing about sports is that you’re never going to know what to expect. As a player, coach or fan, the game is built on mostly skill. But factored into that equation is a thing called luck. Like it or not, the luck factors into the bizarre and the bizarre factors into the shock … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

Lidge returns; Baez gets axed

Brad Lidge is back in red pinstripes. And it came at the cost of Danys Baez. Lidge, who had been battling elbow and shoulder problems this off season before getting surgery to repair the problems, has worked his way up to being ready, pitching very impressively the past couple days heading up to his return. … Continue reading Lidge returns; Baez gets axed

You will never see this again

Last year I told my father that I would never witness anything like we just did again. That conversation came on the drive home from the Phils 16-inning loss to the Houston Astros last August. Ryan Howard almost killed an ump, Roy Oswalt played left field and Raul Ibanez played first. Boy was I wrong. … Continue reading You will never see this again

He Val-does it all!

The game went 19 innings. Wilson Valdez and Danys Baez look like heroes. Write a script better than this one. I dare you. In a game that seemed as though it would never end, Raul Ibanez sent Phillies fans home happy. With the bases loaded with one out in the 19th inning, Ibanez connected on … Continue reading He Val-does it all!