June 17, 2016 |
EDDIE ALVAREZ stood just outside the batting cage in jean shorts and a Phillies shirt with his name on the back. Maikel Franco was on his left, Ryan Howard on his right and Cameron Rupp just in front of him. Alvarez stood out like someone wearing an Aikman jersey in the old 700 level, except the only things being thrown at him were batting-practice pitches. Alvarez took BP with the Phillies on Wednesday and threw out the first pitch before the game against Toronto as part of a day of promotional stops for his upcoming UFC fight.
March 7, 2015 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Larry Bowa tapped his knuckles on the wooden bench in the visitors' dugout at Steinbrenner Field Wednesday morning before answering the question. "For some reason," he said, "I've never had arm problems. I always threw. I remember throwing in Little League with my dad who was an excellent baseball player. The one thing we did every day was throw the baseball. " Bowa, at 69, is still throwing it. In fact, you will not find an older man in baseball still throwing batting practice.
February 27, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - After throwing off the mound with the rest of the Phillies' projected rotation a week ago, on the first day of official workouts in Clearwater, Cliff Lee did not join Cole Hamels and Aaron Harang and company when they were back on the bumps Saturday. The Phillies are being cautious with Lee, so he moved back a day. But on the second day of full-squad workouts, when position players stepped in to face pitchers in live batting practice, Lee threw to hitters.
October 29, 2014 |
WHEN LAST we left Tyler Higgins, the 6-5, 235-pound Bonner-Prendergast High tight end had snatched a walkoff, two-point conversion catch against Archbishop Ryan with no time left on the clock. He had also snared the crucial touchdown on the previous play. Well, the senior from Havertown was at it again yesterday, this time as an unruly guest of Catholic League host Cardinal O'Hara. His third-quarter touchdown grab certainly lacked the same last-second gravitas, but it did put the Friars ahead for good, en route to a 33-13 triumph.
February 6, 2014 |
Alyssa Monaghan hit a long three-pointer in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to record her 1,000th career point as Bonner-Prendergast turned away visiting St. Hubert, 64-40, in Catholic League girls' basketball. The junior guard bound for St. Joseph's finished with 24 points, five assists, and six rebounds. She has 1,007 points in her high school career. After reaching the milestone, Monaghan was awarded the game ball and her parents gave her flowers. Andrew Scavitto, one of the Pandas' biggest fans, presented her with a dozen roses.
January 7, 2014 |
The reigning Catholic League girls' basketball MVP picked up where she left off as Bonner-Prendergast cruised to a 68-27 win at Conwell-Egan in the league opener Sunday. Alyssa Monaghan, a junior, had 17 points and fives assists to lead a balanced effort. Twelve players scored for the Pandas. Shalina Miller, Sarah Monaghan, and Sierra Stretch each had eight points. Miller added seven rebounds. Amber Ballinger also had five assists. Dominique Jones' 10 points paced Conwell-Egan.
February 26, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profit ahead of safety, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a high-stakes trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay billions more in damages. The London-based oil giant acknowledged that it made "errors in judgment" before the deadly blowout, but it also cast blame on the owner of the drilling rig and the contractor involved in cementing the well.
February 20, 2013 |
As expected, baseball pitched a shutout in salary arbitration for the first time since it all started back in sepia-toned 1974. None of the 133 players who filed wound up arguing their cases - but they got some nifty rewards for taking part, gaining an average increase of 119 percent, according to an Associated Press study. Topping the leader board: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, NL batting champion and MVP, with a 13-fold hike to $8 million. The only player who didn't get a raise?
February 20, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Roy Halladay walked off the mound and found pitching coach Rich Dubee before reaching the foul line. He smiled. The two shared a short conversation before the pitching coach went on to the next mound and the pitcher jogged off to finish his day's work. Halladay, who missed close to 2 months last season with a lat injury, was among the first pitchers to throw live batting practice at Camp Clearwater on Tuesday morning. After Halladay and Dubee left, the players who remained on the field may have had the best perspective for how Halladay looked in his first bullpen session against hitters in 2013.
January 19, 2013 |
Sisters Alyssa and Sarah Monaghan combined for 46 points Friday as Bonner-Prendergast topped Conwell-Egan, 76-53, in Catholic League girls' basketball. Sarah Monaghan, a junior, scored 26 points. Alyssa, a sophomore, added 20. Freshman Mollie Reynolds also scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. For Conwell-Egan, Ashley Smith led the way with 29 points. Conwell-Egan 13 15 15 10 - 53 Bonner-Prendie 17 26 16 17 - 76 C: Samantha Glitz 2, Meghan Horn 10, Morgan Pepito 9, Janet Petrino 3, Ashley Smith 29. B: Amber Ballinger 4, Taylor Fitzgerald 5, Brooke Lachette 7, Emily McPeak 2, Alyssa Monaghan 20, Sarah Monaghan 26, Murphy 2, Mollie Reynolds 10. Contact the Rally staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or @RallyInq on Twitter.