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October 27, 2010
In an effort to further compartmentalize its front office, the Union added longtime Philadelphia sports executive Dave Rowan as executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Rowan, who held positions with both the Eagles and Phillies in addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, will oversee corporate sales, involving marketing, ticket sales and general revenue. "Dave will be a huge asset to our organization," said Union president Tom Veit. "Not only is he a Philly guy with a great reputation but he also possesses an understanding of the Union culture and our relationship with our supporters.
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February 5, 1993
It is hard to imagine anyone who looks bad compared to the Lords of Baseball, a group differentiated from the student body at Allenwood Federal Prison or the State Home for the Bewildered only by larger bank accounts. It is hard to imagine Marge Schott. She is rude and crude and not very bright, thus debunking the myth that smart and rich necessarily go together. She mistreats employees, venerates a dog, routinely makes racist remarks, treasures a swastika armband and never misses an opportunity to say something abysmally dimwitted.
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July 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Flyers captain Dave Poulin has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office. Poulin was unveiled yesterday as the club's new vice president of hockey operations. Best known for his days with the Flyers (1982-90), where he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and '87, Poulin played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, with whom he signed as a free agent after playing at Notre Dame, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He played 724 career NHL games, with 205 goals and 325 assists.
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June 15, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Chicago's college scouting and pro personnel directors are leaving the club, making way for new general manager Jerry Angelo to bring in his own people. Bill Rees, director of college scouting, previously received permission to speak with San Francisco 49ers. Scott Campbell, director of pro personnel, received permission to speak with the Washington Redskins, according to Bears officials. Redskins. Washington agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with offensive lineman Ben Coleman.
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June 22, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Coach George Karl and president-general manager Bob Whitsitt of the Seattle Supersonics both got something they wanted yesterday: Karl got a better contract, and Whitsitt got permission to leave. In settling a front-office mess that at times approached comedy, the Sonics said they had agreed to release Whitsitt from the final three years of his five-year contract. They also agreed to amend Karl's contract, which was to have expired after the 1996-97 season. Karl had been making about $600,000 a year.
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November 2, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Buffalo Sabres removed second-year president Doug Moss and replaced him with Larry Quinn, the man who guided the Sabres into a new $127 million arena, the team said yesterday. The move appears to end a power struggle between Moss and Quinn, who was a candidate for the president's job when Moss got it in December 1994. "The decision to make this change and have a mutual agreement with Doug did not occur in rapid fashion," Sabres co-founder Northrup Knox said. "This has been in the works for some time.
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November 20, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The wind appears to have shifted. After almost a full year of admitting mistaken player analyses and his culpability for them, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes yesterday sounded a different note. Now, it looks as if it's Rhodes vs. the front office again, as indicated in a preemptive strike from the coach regarding the future of the team's best player. When asked about the likelihood of the Eagles re-signing Pro Bowl running back Ricky Watters when his contract expires in February, and if he felt Watters should be back - if he was considered a part of the team's long-term core - Rhodes responded: "Deservedly so. " Reflecting on the huge price tag Watters likely will sport - around $4 million a year - and the team's penchant for neither issuing huge signing bonuses nor committing to star players on the open market, Rhodes continued: "I think it's important that people understand that when the negotiation part comes down, that's the key thing; when the negotiation comes down.
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February 24, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
According to quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears, the Super Bowl champions will "self-destruct" if they continue to take a hard line on signing potential holdouts. McMahon was in Washington Saturday to be honored by the National Quarterback Club, which benefits cystic fibrosis research. And he used the occasion to take some swipes at the club's front office. He told the black-tie audience that after Chicago's 46-10 Super Bowl win over the Patriots last month, President Reagan made a collect phone call to congratulate him. "But knowing how cheap the Bears are, they wouldn't accept the call," he said.
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November 17, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has finalized his front office staff. A baseball source said last night that Amaro will hire Scott Proefrock, Baltimore's director of baseball administration, as an assistant general manager. An announcement could come today. Amaro already has named Benny Looper and Chuck Lamar assistant general managers. Proefrock will assume the role Amaro had under former general managers Ed Wade and Pat Gillick, which was handling big-league contracts and the composition of the roster.
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August 14, 2015 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
MALIK ROSE, a former standout at Drexel who has been the TV analyst for Sixers games since 2011, is leaving the organization to join the front office of the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report. Chris Vivlamore, the Hawks' beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, tweeted last night, "The Hawks have hired Malik Rose to a front-office position. " On the website, he wrote that Rose was expected to work in the basketball operations department and that a person familiar with the hire said the Hawks are "very excited.
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July 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glance up and down the Phillies lineup on any given day. There is a realistic chance rookie third baseman Maikel Franco is the lone everyday player who will still occupy the same role the next time the team is contending for the postseason. The final 21/2 months of this cellar-dwelling season will be used for the front office to continue determining which of the team's other players could play roles in the future. A slew of young players - Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, Cody Asche, Odubel Herrera, and Cameron Rupp - will continue to get considerable playing time as incoming president Andy MacPhail evaluates the organization and readies to succeed Pat Gillick in October.
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July 17, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Sports Columnist
This is last of a three part series on the Phillies. Part I and Part II can be found here.  WHEN I EXPRESSED skepticism about the Phillies' pursuit of Andy MacPhail in a column a couple of weeks before he was hired as the next president, I received a handful of emails accusing me of ageism. This was mostly because I couldn't resist the temptation to take a few gratuitous shots at the baby boomers, a generation which, it turns out, has quite a few members, plus a whole bunch of newly acquired free time that it is still trying to figure out how to fill.
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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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July 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES - It was a year ago this week that Jonathan Papelbon basically came out and pleaded to be traded. The disgruntled closer sat by his locker stall in Milwaukee's Miller Park and wondered why anyone would want to remain on a last-place team. "That's mind-boggling to me," Papelbon said. So you'd rather be pitching on a contender? "Of course, man," Papelbon said last July. "What kind of question is that?" Yesterday, Papelbon was named to the All-Star team for the sixth time in his career and second time since signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies, the most lucrative contract for a reliever in baseball history.
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July 8, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
ANDY MacPHAIL said something interesting a couple of days after his introductory news conference. Interesting, not because of its merits, but because of its eerie similarity to the company line we've heard from the current front office over the last few years. "The criticism of this franchise I think has been that maybe they tried to keep the party going too long," the Phillies president-in-waiting said in an interview with the MLB Network. MacPhail opined that "this game is designed to punish the successful" by way of reverse-order-of-finish drafting and salaries that increase with performance and service time.
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July 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy MacPhail, who at season's end will take the reins as the new Phillies' president, said he never liked the word evaluate . He prefers learn . "I've got three months to learn what I need to learn," he said Monday afternoon in his introductory news conference at Citizens Bank Park. "I think it's way premature to talk about personnel decisions. "I'm not one of those guys who has to have people I know around me. I don't think the record would indicate that four people get let go the minute I'm in there.
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June 18, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
From his office at Southern Methodist or from the road during a recruiting trip, Larry Brown still finds time to pick up the phone and make another plea on Allen Iverson's behalf, too blinded by loyalty and ego to understand what a laughable idea he's peddling. Through the team's part-owner David Blitzer and Iverson's longtime manager Gary Moore, Brown has spent months lobbying the 76ers to hire Iverson as an assistant general manager. It would be a terrible move, treating an NBA franchise as if it were a halfway house where Iverson could put the broken pieces of his life together again.
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April 7, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Pat Gillick sat back in his chair and considered the hypothetical dilemma. You can have Cole Hamels on your team for as many as 5 more years, including this season. If you wanted to be able to compete as soon as, say, 2017, would you be in better shape with a 33-year-old Hamels on your roster, atop your rotation, or instead with the possible collection of prospects you might get back for him in a trade? "That's a hard question to answer - and I'm not trying to dodge it," Gillick said.
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April 4, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It's rarely the harbinger of a great baseball season when a general manager has to begin things by apologizing at the outset for insulting one of the best players in franchise history. That, however, is how the glorious 2015 season began for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. He privately told Ryan Howard he was sorry for saying the Phils would be better off without the big first baseman on the roster. The apology was sincere insofar as Amaro did truly wish he hadn't said that out loud, but the meat of the issue - that the GM would prefer Howard were somewhere else - is not as easy to deny.
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