Posts Tagged with: Baseball

For once, the Phillies could bask in their health this weekend while their opponents from the south were not so lucky. The nationals, coming off a 93-win pace, walked into Citizens Bank Park lacking its third baseman, leftfielder, catcher, and fourth starter. On Friday night before the starting game of the series, Jayson Werth reunited   

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When I am asked to read a passage at a book signing, guess what I turn to? Opening Day: As good as it gets By Stew Menke Nowhere but here has there been a longer continuous stretch of opening days for any baseball club in the same city. Before electricity and automobiles, the game of baseball   

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After resurrecting his career in Pittsburgh, A.J Burnett has settled with the Phillies on a two year deal worth $22.5 million. The deciding factor for A.J. was his family. He wanted to try and remain close to his home in Maryland. Burnett thought about retiring last year, but come January he started throwing again and   

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Bleacher Report put out a recent article regarding the five breakout players for the Phillies in spring training this year. The write up included Cody Asche, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Ben Revere, Jacob Diekman and Darin Ruf. Cody Asche Cody Asche played Triple-A ball hitting .295 with 15 home runs before he played about two months   

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The Phillies will have two great additions at spring training this year. Former standout pitcher and two time CY Young Award winner Roy Halladay and closer Brad Lidge will be accompany manager Ryne Sandberg and his coaching staff. It’ll be great to have these two veterans instructing the team. They have a lot of experience in   

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According to a recent article on CBS Sports, 39-year-old Bobby Abreu will be returning to the Phillies. Abreu played with the Phillies from 1998-06 where he hit 303/.416/.513 (139 OPS+) with 195 homers and 254 stolen bases in 1,353 games. Abreu signed a minor league contract and if he makes the team he will earn $800,000. He last   

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A lot of people might be upset that the Phillies didn’t make an effort to go after Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. The reason why they didn’t make a run at him is because they simply don’t have the kind of money the Yankees have. The Yankees can afford to take a risk on a pitcher that   

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According to an article, the Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is currently being shopped around to see if a team would be willing to make a trade. Rollins is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career where he only hit a career-low six homers, 39 RBIs in 160 games. At 35 years old,   

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Lance Smith’s review Jun 02, 13 4 of 5 stars bookshelves: sports, own-a-copy, drama Read from May 28 to June 01, 2013 Rating: 4 of 5 stars (very good) Note: This is a change from my initial rating of three. While writing the full review, I realized that was low and adjusted accoringly. Review: An   

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http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/interview-with-author-john-hoda/ Interview With Author John Hoda 31 MAY . Today’s author interview is with John Hoda, who wrote Phantasy Baseball, a story in which Joe’s picture-perfect marriage is crumbling, wrecked by his only child’s drug and alcohol abuse. His last days as a little league coach ends with a surprise at the sports banquet. Little   

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