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January 8, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IT'S A funny little paradox. A boss who urges even interns under his employ to address him by his first name is to receive an award named for a boss whose highest-level employees refuse to do so out of respect . . . Or fear. It's never been quite certain when it comes to Ed Snider. During his more cordial times - when he was not searing that unblinking stare of his through your forehead - Snider has insisted that he does not require his employees - even his general managers - to call him "Mr. " and that it makes him a little uncomfortable when they do. That's never been a problem for 69-year-old Phillies chairman David Montgomery.
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September 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Montgomery was among those in attendance at the news conference Thursday when incoming Phillies president Andy MacPhail and part-owner John Middleton addressed the dismissal of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. For the Phillies' former longtime president and current chairman, the news came attached with "all of the emotions you can imagine. " Montgomery, 69, has known Amaro since the former player was a teenager and worked closely with him for 17 years, the first 10 when Amaro was an assistant GM and the last seven after Montgomery appointed him GM. "On a personal note, I want to see him do well.
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August 2, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies president David Montgomery jokes that he normally doesn't venture out in public after a Phillies loss. Well, the Phillies had lost nine of 10 by Thursday morning, and Montgomery was slated to speak at the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) national convention. And so he found himself surrounded by frustrated, if well-intentioned, fans. He couldn't escape them, even in the bathroom. One man, Montgomery said while delivering the opening remarks at the SABR convention Thursday, "was giving me advice in the men's room.
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July 10, 2012 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
OVER THE NEXT few weeks, the Phillies will need to make a slew of decisions that require them to carefully weigh the present against two types of futures. The short-term is a future that sees them carrying $114 million in payroll obligations for 2013 and at least $70 million in each of 2014 and 2015. The long-term is a future that will be impacted by the young players currently in the organization, from a depleted minor league system to the major league roster, and the financial decisions the club makes from this point forward.
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August 22, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Montgomery, speaking Tuesday to a group of fans at Citizens Bank Park, issued yet another vote of confidence for Ruben Amaro Jr. The Phillies, who have spent more than $500 million in payroll since the start of the 2012 season, will miss the postseason for the third straight year. "Ruben is not on the hot seat," Montgomery, the team's president, told fans. The question-and-answer session was part of the team's annual Baseball 101 event for women. Montgomery, who is undergoing treatment for jaw cancer, has not changed his public message about Amaro, his embattled general manager.
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July 10, 2012 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer
CHARLIE MANUEL lives his life large. He's a big guy, with a big smile, and a big voice. At noontime Sunday, Charlie Manuel wasn't sitting big. He looked a little stunned. A little beaten. Chastened. His boss, team president David Montgomery, met with Manuel for more than an hour before Sunday's first-half finale. Afterward, Manuel took a stroll through the clubhouse, stopped for a bathroom break, then sat down behind the desk he hopes will continue to be his. "We just talked about the team and things," Manuel explained to the Daily News.
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August 29, 1997 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is not unusual to walk through the Phillies clubhouse and get called aside by Scott Rolen. "Psst," he'll say. "What's up with J.D.?" Rolen asks about J.D. Drew, the Phillies' unsigned No. 1 draft pick, frequently. They are only seven months apart in age. When and if Drew comes on board, he will join Rolen as one of the pillars of the organization's future. Rolen, 22, has been eager to speak with Drew ever since the Phils drafted the former Florida State star in June.
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May 4, 2015
A photo with Sunday's Cause & Celebration feature incorrectly identified Philadelphia Phillies president Pat Gillick. He was pictured with Joan Mazzotti and David Montgomery.
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July 19, 2010
1. Charlie Manuel, the manager 2. Ruben Amaro Jr., the general manager 3. David Montgomery, president and CEO
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October 5, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies formed a limited partnership in 1981 to purchase the team for $30 million, and that group has operated with relative secrecy ever since. But greater expectations amid a rising payroll sidetracked by recent failures have prompted scrutiny, which was intensified by team president David Montgomery's medical leave in August. There are few indications of an imminent ownership upheaval, contrary to a local TV report. The possibility of change in the future, given the ambiguity atop the organization, still exists.
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January 8, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IT'S A funny little paradox. A boss who urges even interns under his employ to address him by his first name is to receive an award named for a boss whose highest-level employees refuse to do so out of respect . . . Or fear. It's never been quite certain when it comes to Ed Snider. During his more cordial times - when he was not searing that unblinking stare of his through your forehead - Snider has insisted that he does not require his employees - even his general managers - to call him "Mr. " and that it makes him a little uncomfortable when they do. That's never been a problem for 69-year-old Phillies chairman David Montgomery.
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October 30, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Scan the room and you could see some old and familiar faces. Always friendly Joe Giles, the Phillies' longtime director of ballpark enterprises and business development as well as the son of chairman emeritus Bill, had a front-row seat Monday for new general manager Matt Klentak's introductory news conference at Citizens Bank Park. Equally affable father Bill, now 81 and nearly two decades removed from his role as the franchise's chief decision-maker, was a few rows back. He sat next to Pat Gillick, whose time as team president officially expired earlier this month.
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September 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Montgomery was among those in attendance at the news conference Thursday when incoming Phillies president Andy MacPhail and part-owner John Middleton addressed the dismissal of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. For the Phillies' former longtime president and current chairman, the news came attached with "all of the emotions you can imagine. " Montgomery, 69, has known Amaro since the former player was a teenager and worked closely with him for 17 years, the first 10 when Amaro was an assistant GM and the last seven after Montgomery appointed him GM. "On a personal note, I want to see him do well.
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July 10, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WHILE IT may be a tad presumptuous to attempt to speak for an entire fan base, I should note that, over the past six months or so, my job has evolved from a pure writing role to include some light interpersonal therapy work with Phillies fans. They recognize me from the five years I spent as the Daily News' traveling beat writer. Sure, it can get awkward when somebody approaches and starts ranting about some guy named Ruben when I am hanging out with a friend or acquaintance who is unfamiliar with the strength of the emotional ties that bind this city to its sports teams (FRIEND: Ex-boyfriend?
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May 29, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Ruben Amaro Jr.'s latest pitch about the ignorance of fans had less control than a Jake Diekman fastball. What he said to CSNPhilly.com was as dumb as a tiger entering a den of lions and rubbing the ears of a lioness. Yes, the Phillies general manager got what he deserved on this one. If he had only applied the rule about thinking before speaking he could have avoided a media maelstrom and made a valid point about how patience is needed in the midst of a rebuilding project. Instead, he just ticked off a bunch of people who already had him ranked one level below pond scum.
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May 15, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
COLE HAMELS navigated the small hallway leading up to the main event with his closest teammate by his side. There were cheers. And chants. They sang the national anthem, and later, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game. " There wasn't an empty seat in the house. Tom McCarthy stood behind the microphone and introduced Hamels. But Cole Hamels wasn't wearing Phillies red. No, it wasn't a Red Sox uniform, either. He wasn't outfitted in a Cardinals, Cubs or Padres hat. Hamels was wearing a a blue tie and a khaki suit as he stood next to his wife, Heidi, inside the cafeteria at John H. Webster Elementary School.
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May 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JIM LAMPE was an outstanding three-letter athlete at William Penn Charter School who went on to a career laying the kind of turf he once trampled with cleats and sneaks. After his athletic career, which included playing baseball in the Mets farm system, Jim became a leader in companies that produce such products as Astroturf for playing fields. James M. Lampe Sr., who tore up the turf at his alma mater Penn Charter in four years as a star football running back and baseball infielder and also starred as a guard on the basketball team, died April 14 of complications of diabetes.
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May 4, 2015
A photo with Sunday's Cause & Celebration feature incorrectly identified Philadelphia Phillies president Pat Gillick. He was pictured with Joan Mazzotti and David Montgomery.
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April 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two men spearheading the Phillies' transition from perennial contender to long-term rebuilder face uncertain futures in their current roles. Pat Gillick, 77, is committed through this baseball season but took on the president's role on only a short-term basis. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr., 50, is in the final year of his contract. That makes this an unusual rebuilding project. "Let me put it this way, the general manager, he's been around for a long period of time. I've been around for a long period of time," Gillick said in a recent interview.
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February 19, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Three weeks after Pat Gillick took the reins of Phillies baseball operations on a permanent basis, the team announced that Michael Stiles will lead its business side. Stiles, the senior vice president for administration and operations since 2007, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, the Phillies said Tuesday. He joined the organization in 2001, helping to oversee the team's move to Citizens Bank Park, after nearly three decades in high-profile public-service positions.
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