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September 29, 2010 | By Steve Elliott, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Buckner times two "Croquet, anyone?" That's what Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson said after seeing the unbelievable double error committed by Gaby Sanchez and Dan Uggla on Monday night. The ball went through the legs of both of the Florida Marlins players on one play. With Uggla playing a very deep second in the first inning, Braves catcher Brian McCann pulled a grounder that went through the wickets of first baseman Sanchez and Uggla. The double flub allowed McCann to reach safely and base runner Martin Prado to go from first to third.
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December 3, 2011 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that he's partnering with former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten and wealthy investor Mark Walter to join the auction for the Dodgers. Johnson's group joins an ever-widening list of parties interested in buying the team from Frank McCourt , including groups headed by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban , former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley , former agent and current White Sox consultant Dennis Gilbert , and former Dodgers stars Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser . "I love baseball," Johnson told the Times.
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June 9, 2010 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
When things are going good, hitting is contagious like Love. When things are going bad, hitting is contagious like Ebola. It is a complicated concept, particularly with regards to an act that seems so individual. But when you consider the at-bat Jayson Werth had against Heath Bell in the ninth inning of Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Padres, it makes a little more sense. The Phillies were down to their last out, and Ryan Howard was standing on second, which meant Werth was in the batter's box representing the tying run. The Phillies had lost 11 of their last 15 ballgames.
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April 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JAMIE MOYER turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer (1-2) threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The former Phillie was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits and two runs - both unearned - as he kept the Padres hitters at bay and off balance.
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August 25, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
The San Francisco Giants have claimed San Diego closer Heath Bell off waivers, four people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because baseball rules forbid the public discussion of waiver cases. Whether the reigning World Series champions will actually acquire Bell from the division rival Padres is unclear. Once Bell is claimed, San Diego has 48 hours to decide whether to trade the three-time all-star, allow him to be claimed, or pull him back from waivers.
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August 25, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Heath Bell walked into the visitor's clubhouse at AT&T Park yesterday, and many of his young San Diego Padres teammates figured he was already long gone after the San Francisco Giants claimed him off waivers. Leave it to the burly All-Star closer to play the part of prankster and have a little fun with some of the younger players who didn't quite understand the waiver-wire process. "The big joke in the clubhouse is, 'You're still here?' " Bell said, chuckling. "I said I couldn't find the Giants clubhouse.
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October 1, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies know they are going to need free agency to make some roster repairs this offseason. They also know what risky business that can be. You only have to look back to last offseason to find two teams that went deep into the free-agent pool without reaping the reward they were seeking. By the time the winter meetings wrapped up in Dallas last December, one would have thought the Miami Marlins had reached the World Series. When the Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols a day after the meetings ended, one would have thought they had already won the World Series.
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July 12, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - The way Cole Hamels sees it, he's throwing anyway on Tuesday, so why not let him pitch in the All-Star Game? "I need to find a catcher," Hamels quipped. "Maybe I'll get [Atlanta's Brian] McCann . " That's because Hamels will throw a side bullpen session at Chase Field sometime before the 82d All-Star Game, an event he is prohibited from participating in. Why? He started Sunday, and that immediately meant he needed to be replaced on the National League roster.
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August 17, 2010
Who knew: That the Padres, a fourth-place, 75-87 team in 2009, would breeze to the head of the pennant stretch with the National League's best record? All seamheads are expected to submit their picks at the end of spring training. I picked the Pads fifth and last, violating an unwritten rule that says: "Respect a losing team that finishes strong. " The Padres dug themselves out of months in the cellar last Sept. 6 and were 15-10 in their last 25 games. They made no headline-making moves in the offseason.
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February 7, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer lawrenr@phillynews.com
Second in a series that looks at the NL East teams.   THE FOLLOWING could be entries for the Miami Marlins' 2013 marketing campaign: The Miami Marlins . . . because LeBron James and the Heat aren't in season. The Miami Marlins . . . because a ticket includes free admission to the Clevelander, the in-ballpark club where "scantily clad" is the dress code. The Miami Marlins . . . because Dexter will kill you if you don't go. The Miami Marlins . . . because it's Dress Like Tubbs and Crockett Night every Friday.
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February 7, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer lawrenr@phillynews.com
Second in a series that looks at the NL East teams.   THE FOLLOWING could be entries for the Miami Marlins' 2013 marketing campaign: The Miami Marlins . . . because LeBron James and the Heat aren't in season. The Miami Marlins . . . because a ticket includes free admission to the Clevelander, the in-ballpark club where "scantily clad" is the dress code. The Miami Marlins . . . because Dexter will kill you if you don't go. The Miami Marlins . . . because it's Dress Like Tubbs and Crockett Night every Friday.
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October 1, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies know they are going to need free agency to make some roster repairs this offseason. They also know what risky business that can be. You only have to look back to last offseason to find two teams that went deep into the free-agent pool without reaping the reward they were seeking. By the time the winter meetings wrapped up in Dallas last December, one would have thought the Miami Marlins had reached the World Series. When the Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols a day after the meetings ended, one would have thought they had already won the World Series.
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April 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JAMIE MOYER turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer (1-2) threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The former Phillie was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits and two runs - both unearned - as he kept the Padres hitters at bay and off balance.
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December 3, 2011 | INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has joined a group bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that he's partnering with former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten and wealthy investor Mark Walter to join the auction for the Dodgers. Johnson's group joins an ever-widening list of parties interested in buying the team from Frank McCourt , including groups headed by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban , former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley , former agent and current White Sox consultant Dennis Gilbert , and former Dodgers stars Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser . "I love baseball," Johnson told the Times.
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August 25, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Heath Bell walked into the visitor's clubhouse at AT&T Park yesterday, and many of his young San Diego Padres teammates figured he was already long gone after the San Francisco Giants claimed him off waivers. Leave it to the burly All-Star closer to play the part of prankster and have a little fun with some of the younger players who didn't quite understand the waiver-wire process. "The big joke in the clubhouse is, 'You're still here?' " Bell said, chuckling. "I said I couldn't find the Giants clubhouse.
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August 25, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
The San Francisco Giants have claimed San Diego closer Heath Bell off waivers, four people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because baseball rules forbid the public discussion of waiver cases. Whether the reigning World Series champions will actually acquire Bell from the division rival Padres is unclear. Once Bell is claimed, San Diego has 48 hours to decide whether to trade the three-time all-star, allow him to be claimed, or pull him back from waivers.
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July 23, 2011 | By Tim Rohan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Heath Bell is not an idiot. That's how he puts it. He knows the business side of baseball and isn't going to sugarcoat it for anyone: the media, his own family or his teammates. The ace closer for the San Diego Padres even jokes about it. That's who Bell is - a "big kid," in his own words. It's been his mother who has kept him updated on the recent trade talk. And if anyone can laugh off an uncertain future, it's Bell. One reporter brought up the July 31 trade deadline Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
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July 12, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - The way Cole Hamels sees it, he's throwing anyway on Tuesday, so why not let him pitch in the All-Star Game? "I need to find a catcher," Hamels quipped. "Maybe I'll get [Atlanta's Brian] McCann . " That's because Hamels will throw a side bullpen session at Chase Field sometime before the 82d All-Star Game, an event he is prohibited from participating in. Why? He started Sunday, and that immediately meant he needed to be replaced on the National League roster.
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September 29, 2010 | By Steve Elliott, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Buckner times two "Croquet, anyone?" That's what Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson said after seeing the unbelievable double error committed by Gaby Sanchez and Dan Uggla on Monday night. The ball went through the legs of both of the Florida Marlins players on one play. With Uggla playing a very deep second in the first inning, Braves catcher Brian McCann pulled a grounder that went through the wickets of first baseman Sanchez and Uggla. The double flub allowed McCann to reach safely and base runner Martin Prado to go from first to third.
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August 17, 2010
Who knew: That the Padres, a fourth-place, 75-87 team in 2009, would breeze to the head of the pennant stretch with the National League's best record? All seamheads are expected to submit their picks at the end of spring training. I picked the Pads fifth and last, violating an unwritten rule that says: "Respect a losing team that finishes strong. " The Padres dug themselves out of months in the cellar last Sept. 6 and were 15-10 in their last 25 games. They made no headline-making moves in the offseason.
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