October 17, 2015 |
The St. Louis Cardinals' director of player personnel, Matt Slater, interviewed last week for the Phillies' vacant general manager position, according to MLB.com. Slater has been in his current position with the Cardinals since January 2012 and has worked for the organization since 2007. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and Milwaukee Brewers, who hired him as a scouting and player development assistant when he was just 19 years old. Slater worked in Baltimore as administrator of scouting from 1995 to '98, so he did not work under new Phillies president Andy MacPhail when MacPhail led the Orioles (2007-11)
October 16, 2015 |
Did you catch the raucous St. Louis Cardinals locker-room celebration after they clinched their third consecutive division title in the final days of the regular season? Yeah, I know - I hate 'em, too. The Cardinals, as comedian/Cubs fan Bill Murray put it, are "Satan's messengers on earth. " But you have to give them credit, for, in a little-noticed gesture, the team took a big step toward ending a despicable tradition that has plagued baseball for more than a half-century. Instead of popping the cork on bottles of Champagne, they celebrated their victory with beer.
October 12, 2015 |
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was by all accounts the consummate host for Pope Francis during the Holy Father's weekend in Philadelphia last month, smiling from the back of the popemobile as it wound around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a historic visit meticulously planned over more than a year. And since Chaput came to Philadelphia from the Rockies four years ago, he has taken anything but a backseat - speaking out in defense of traditional church teachings to become one of the most formidable prelates in the Roman Catholic Church.
September 25, 2015 |
THE LITTLEST CHANGES inside one small household - a faster shower, a lighter meal, a different light bulb - could ripple out into the human family across the earth. That was the message Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told a large audience at the World Meeting of Families yesterday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Turkson, a Ghanaian, is considered to be the public face of Pope Francis' war on global warming, and he reiterated a message the leader of the Catholic Church hopes to drive home with followers.
September 20, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals vs. Chargers. San Diego's secondary gives up plenty of TD passes, so Dalton should have a fine outing in his home opener. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions at Vikings. We expected Abdullah to overtake Joique Bell at some point this season, but not quite this quickly. Against the defense that just made Carlos Hyde the darling of fantasy football, Abdullah is a must-start.
September 14, 2015 |
George W. Schultz, of Cinnaminson, a St. Louis Cardinals knuckleball reliever known as "Barney," posted a 1.64 earned run average in 30 regular-season games for his 1964 World Series champs - breaking the hearts of Phillies fans along the way. On Sunday, Sept. 6, Mr. Schultz, 89, died at Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro of complications from a heart attack. "He was an important part of our family and he will be missed," Ron Watermon, vice president of communications for the Cardinals, said.
September 13, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Saints. Despite the favorable rushing matchup, Palmer will have to carry a big load to keep pace with Drew Brees & Co. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers at Jaguars. Given the sorry state of Carolina's receiving corps, and the soft underbelly of the Jacksonville defense, Stewart should find plenty of room to roam on Sunday. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Browns. Ivory has no real competition for carries, and there are plenty of concerns about the Jets' passing game.
September 13, 2015
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Interboro 2, Cardinal O'Hara 1: Deana Rivello scored off an assist from Haley Fisher in the 62d minute to send the visitors to victory. Agnes Irwin 2, George School 1: Kendall Shein made seven saves to back the Owls at home. Archbishop Ryan 3, Villa Joseph Marie 1: Jules Blank had two goals and one assist to lead the visiting Ragdolls. Germantown Academy 4, Archbishop Wood 2: Mackenzie Pluck scored two goals to help the visitors come from behind and win. CENTRAL LEAGUE Strath Haven 4, Springfield (D)
September 4, 2015 |
This story was originally published on July 15, 1991. Little Rocco Palmo leaned from his pew at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul yesterday as newly elevated Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua approached in a long procession of priests. Bevilacqua spotted the beaming 11-year-old, smiled, reached for the boy's hand, and leaned down. "Are you going to be a cardinal someday?" Bevilacqua asked. "Oh, yes," Rocco almost shouted. "Definitely. " Minutes after Bevilacqua passed, Rocco, of South Philadelphia, said "It's better than a million dollars, shaking the hand of a cardinal.
June 23, 2015 |
THE BOOS rained down from a good portion of the 30,000 fans in attendance when manager Ryne Sandberg emerged from the Phillies' dugout with his lineup card in hand and two outs in the sixth inning. The Phillies were ahead by four runs, for the first time since May 23, no less, but the faithful let the much-maligned manager hear it. They wanted 25-year-old lefthander Adam Morgan to have a chance to get out of a jam in his first major league appearance, but Sandberg had other ideas.