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.
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.
October 21, 2009 |
How did this happen? Who slipped LSD into our civic drinking supply? Surely this Phillies team, with its confident swagger, its resiliency, its talent for late-inning drama, is some wonderful hallucination. I mean, this isn't supposed to happen here. Timothy Leary's dead and this is Philadelphia. We're not built for sustained success. We don't know how to handle teams that win when we expect them to win and sometimes (see Monday night) even when we don't. When we get a good team (see current Eagles)
October 6, 2009 |
If you missed your chance to bid on Lenny Dykstra's 1986 Mets World Series ring, redemption now comes by way of Darren Daulton's 1997 Marlins World Series gem. Yesterday, STAT Authentic LLC announced that the former Phillies catcher plans to liquidate roughly 100 items at the Coach's Corner Sports and Celebrity Auction beginning in mid-November and ending Dec. 4. Daulton's agent, Tony Perri, recently contacted the Abington-based brokerage company,...
February 25, 2009
A SK AND YOU shall receive. You asked: "You gave us your All-Time Phillies Good Guys team from the 1950s . . . Now, what about the bad guys?" It's a slippery slope when you assign arbitrary negative labels to athletes based on personalities, demeanors and the dissonance that becomes pink noise in any baseball clubhouse. So, with apologies to anybody who might take offense, here are Bill Conlin's All-Time Phillies You Might Not Want to Marry Your Daughter. Infield Pete Rose : I had mixed emotions naming him because we had a great relationship dating to his Reds days.
October 22, 2008 |
The 1980 Phillies had Pete Rose and his hard-driving, win-at-any-cost personality. The 1993 Phillies had Darren Daulton, the big-shouldered, square-jawed catcher whose persona screamed, "Follow me, boys, I'll show you the way. " So, who's the guy to whom everybody looks for leadership in the 2008 Phillies clubhouse? That question was posed to a dozen players and organization officials in recent days, and the most common response was that there is no clear-cut leader, that there are a small handful of guys who set the emotional and spiritual thermostat of this team.
October 22, 2008 |
2006: Bobby Abreu was one of the top hitters in Phillies history and a nice-enough guy. But when he was traded to the Yankees at the trade deadline, the dynamic of the clubhouse was reshaped. The laid-back demeanor and last-minute arrivals that characterized Abreu's stay vanished. Pat Burrell, who had been in the clubhouse shadows, took a step forward, as did others. A new sense of urgency arose as the team, counted out at the all-star break, made a strong second-half run and finished in second place.