October 30, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - It is the question most asked a Philadelphia writer covering the Giants in this postseason. "What was Pat Burrell like as a Phillie?" There's no short answer to that, of course. During his nine seasons in Philadelphia, he was loved, hated and loved in wildly vacillating proportions by fans; he went from a willing interviewee to an incredibly difficult one; he was seen in so many different lights by so many different people that, even today, I am not quite sure what I would think of him if I didn't have to cover him all those years.
October 15, 2010
Comcast SportsNet will continue its coverage of the Phillies through the National League Championship Series with special editions of "Daily News Live," "SportsNite" and pregame and postgame shows. Coverage for Game 1 begins on the Comcast Network with "Voice of Reason - Harry The K" at 7 p.m., followed by "Phillies Pregame Live," with analysts Darren Daulton and Ricky Bottalico. After the game on Fox, CSN will air "Phillies Postgame Live" at approximately 11:15. For Sunday's Game 2, "SportsNite" begins the coverage at 6 p.m. followed by "Phillies Pregame Live" at 7 p.m. "SportsNite" airs at 10 p.m. with "Phillies Postgame Live" immediately after the game, at approximately 11:15.
October 6, 2010
Comcast SportsNet will air special playoff editions of "Daily News Live" and "SportsNite" throughout the Phillies' postseason. Coverage for today's Game 1 begins with "Phillies Pregame Live" at 4:30 p.m., followed by "Daily News" Live at 5, "SportsNite" at 6 and "Phillies Postgame Live" at approximately 8 p.m. For Friday's Game 2, "DNL" begins the lineup at 5 p.m., followed by "Phillies Pregame Live" at 5:30, "SportsNite at 6 and "Phillies Postgame...
August 25, 2010 |
DARREN Daulton's induction into the Phillies' Hall of Fame a couple of Fridays ago brought back some wonderful memories of the 1993 pennant-winners and their long-haired, trash-talking Macho Row. Daulton, Lenny Dykstra, John Kruk, Mitch Williams and Dave Hollins were the swaggering nucleus of the '93 Phillies. Cut from the same blue-collar mold as the fans, they were diehards who functioned in a black-and-white world of heroes and bums. While those players weren't nearly as talented as either the 1980 or 2008 world champions, they were beloved because they were throwbacks who hung out with the fans after games and showed their humanity - warts and all. That's why I'm glad some of them are back in town.
August 7, 2010 |
Throughout his 14-year career with the Phillies, Darren Daulton gave plenty of on-camera interviews. Those came easy. Speaking into a camera with no one on the other end, that comes difficult to him, which is why Friday's Wall of Fame induction came with plenty of jitters. Upon learning that he would be inducted with other Phillie greats, the three-time all-star grew anxious at the idea of having to prepare a speech. He jotted down a few points, nothing too fancy. He just wanted to make it "short and sweet.
August 7, 2010 |
He was greeted by some of the greatest names in franchise history: Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Jim Bunning. He was also joined on the podium by some of his teammates on the 1993 team, including John Kruk, Jim Eisenreich, Dave Hollins, Kevin Stocker and Kevin Jordan. Darren Daulton was officially added to the Phillies Wall of Fame in a ceremony before last night's game, an occasion marked by a short speech and the unveiling of his plaque in Ashburn Alley. "I'm not sure if I'm quite worthy to be next to some of those names up there, but that's what you get when you stuff the ballot box," he joked shortly before his induction.
July 20, 2010
Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Phillies History By Todd Zolecki Triumph Books. 226 pp. $14.95 By Mitch Williams, with Darrell Berger Triumph Books. 194 pp. $14.95 Reviewed by Jon Caroulis Everyone loves a winner. After all, who'd be interested in reading about a team that did nothing but lose? The current Phillies era under Charlie Manuel is probably the best run the Phils have had in their 127-year history.
June 23, 2010 |
If you had to pinpoint a moment when Darren Daulton reached the fork in the road and took the one that would eventually lead to having a plaque on the Phillies Wall of Fame, it might just have been the evening of Aug. 13, 1991, at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. In the seventh inning, the Phillies had the bases loaded and one out. Down by a run, with Daulton scheduled to hit, manager Jim Fregosi yanked his catcher from the game and sent pinch-hitter Ricky Jordan to the plate.
June 3, 2010
ATLANTA - It wasn't so much that somebody decided enough was enough and ordered the big-screen television in the clubhouse turned off an hour-and-a-half before the first pitch. Heck, the way the Phillies have been hitting, or more specifically not hitting, it's kind of surprising it took this long. The significant aspect is that it wasn't one of the team's tribal elders who issued the edict. Not Chase Utley or Ryan Howard or Jayson Werth or Shane Victorino or Raul Ibanez or Roy Halladay or Jamie Moyer.
October 28, 2009
Special editions of " Daily News Live" are part of Comcast SportsNet's extended coverage of the World Series. "DNL" airs weeknights from 5 to 6 p.m. with host Michael Barkann and members of the DN sports staff. CSN will air "Phillies Pregame Live" and "Phillies Postgame Live" with former Phillies Ricky Bottalico and Darren Daulton, and other guests. "Race2Repeat," a 30-minute program, is shown at 10:30 p.m. on any Phillies off days. Also, look for expanded editions of "SportsNite.