Lidge on Nats: “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

Davey Johnson must be sharing his “cough medicine” with the rest of his team now. Former Phillies closer, and 2008 World Series hero, said that the 2012 Washington Nationals are the most talented team he’s been on. “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on some great teams,” Lidge said. … Continue reading Lidge on Nats: “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

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Washington REALLY doesn’t want Phillies fans there anymore

The Phillies fanbase has officially won the psychological battle with the Washington Nationals and their 16 fans. In a very amusing article in the Washington Post, though it wasn’t really meant to be funny, Dan Steinberg entertains us with the Nationals’ latest plan to stop Phillies fans from invading Citizens Bank Park South and to “Take … Continue reading Washington REALLY doesn’t want Phillies fans there anymore

The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

The LA Times reported this morning that nine MLB teams, including the Phillies, are in violation of MLB’s debt service rules. While other teams on the list (Mets, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Nationals, Marlins and Tigers) are not surprising, seeing the Cubs and Phillies on the list is quite a shocker. Perhaps even more shocking is … Continue reading The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

A letter from Jayson Werth’s beard

By now I’m sure all of you are aware of one of the greatest accounts on Twitter, @JWerthsBeard. And if not, you must be living under a rock. But that’s okay. After the Phillies sweep of the Nationals and Jayson Werth’s return to Philadelphia, his Beardedness decided to address the fans. DISCLAIMER: [@JWerthsBeard bio] The … Continue reading A letter from Jayson Werth’s beard

But I thought Werth was cheered…

You knew not all 45,000-plus fans in attendance would welcome back the former Phillies right fielder. Some boos were scattered throughout the park when he was introduced in the line ups, his first at-bat and his first trip back to his old stomping grounds in right field. But a certain group of fans behind the … Continue reading But I thought Werth was cheered…

Werth, Lee meet up for first time in 2011

On a broader scale, Ruben Amaro had to make a choice: re-sign Jayson Werth, who turned down arbitration, or go after the most coveted pitcher on the market in Cliff Lee. Not a single soul in Philadelphia doesn’t know what the outcome was. With Lee back in Philadelphia and Werth on the division rival Washington … Continue reading Werth, Lee meet up for first time in 2011

The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Roy Halladay is (insert adjective here) : Masterful. Dominant. Skillful. Brilliant. Gutsy. That is what Roy Halladay was tonight. He performed surgery on the Nationals, pitching a complete game in the Phils 3-2 win Wednesday night in Washington. Halladay was ruthlessly effective, walking only two and striking out nine. He painted the corners extremely well … Continue reading The Doctor Is Out: Roy Halladay performs surgery on the Nationals, Phils win 3-2

Werth homers in Nats win

Before the game, it was reported that Jayson Werth was in the visitors hallway, presumably talking to his former team mates. Were was simply getting reacquainted with the friends he made the past four seasons he was in Philadelphia. Not only did he do it with words but he did it with his bat, homering … Continue reading Werth homers in Nats win

To boo or not to boo?

We’re only eight hours, barring the weather, from seeing Jayson Werth step into the batters box as an opposing hitter to the Phillies for the first time since he was a Dodger in 2005. Winning a World Series in 2008 and stealing the fans hearts in 2009 and 2010 with his all-out play, powerful swing … Continue reading To boo or not to boo?

Series Preview: at Washington Nationals

PHI: 7-2; WSH: 4-5 When: April 12-14 Where: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Joe Blanton (0-0, 14.54) vs. Livan Hernandez (0-1, 4.76) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.69) vs. John Lannan (1-0, 3.60) Thursday: Cliff Lee (1-1, 7.84) vs. Jordan Zimmerman (1-1, 3.18) Broadcast Info Tuesday, 7:05, CSN Wednesday, 7:05, TCN Thursday, 7:05, CSN All Games on 1210 AM Player to Watch – RF Jayson Werth: It is … Continue reading Series Preview: at Washington Nationals