August 2, 2013 |
LAST MONTH Larry Andersen thought about Alumni Weekend and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 National League champion Phillies and realized it wasn't going to be anywhere near as fun as it was at the Vet. "I don't think the whole reunion can really come to fruition without Dutch there," Andersen said. "It's not going to be what it's meant to be, that's for sure. " But in the weeks that followed, the rumors began to circulate. Darren Daulton confirmed it on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday.
July 12, 2013 |
NINE DAYS after undergoing surgery, Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Daulton underwent surgery to remove two tumors July 1. But, his battle isn't over. The update on Daulton's condition was released in a statement on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday afternoon. "[Darren] has returned to his Clearwater [Fla.] area home to continue recuperating amongst his immediate family and friends," the statement read. "He will eventually begin treatments in Florida.
June 28, 2013 |
It is news no family wants to hear once and now, for the third time in a decade, the Phillies family is dealing with it again. Darren Daulton has two brain tumors. The news about the unquestioned leader of the 1993 Phillies National League championship team first broke Thursday afternoon in a statement released by 97.5 The Fanatic, the radio station that carries Daulton's weeknight program "Talking Baseball with Dutch. " The statement said that Daulton is scheduled for surgery early next week.
February 17, 2012 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you want to know what it's like to be traded to the Phillies these days, just ask Ty Wigginton. "I can't think of too many times in my life when I got off the phone that I had that big of a smile on my face," the utility infielder said recently from his North Carolina home. Wigginton, 34, has good reason to smile. In 10 big-league seasons, he has participated in zero postseason games. In fact, the vast majority of his baseball career has been spent playing for losing teams.
May 4, 2011
THE IMAGE of the Philadelphia sports fan as a little over the top, quick to find fault and just as quick to express that displeasure with long and loud boos, occasionally obnoxious and always hyperopinionated is absolutely true. It's also only half the story. We are just as extreme in the opposite direction. When players and teams show heart and hustle and grit and determination, mirroring the lunch-pail image the region has of itself, the resulting adulation is all out of proportion as well: Fred Shero, before the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup: "Win today and we walk together forever.
May 9, 2010
Patch work For the rest of the season, the Phillies will wear a circular black patch on their right sleeves to honor the late Robin Roberts. And it's not just the players who will don Roberts' No. 36 on their sleeves - everyone from clubhouse personnel to athletic trainers had the patch sewn onto their polo shirts. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first known use of a memorial patch on a baseball uniform was in 1876 when Tom Miller, a catcher for St. Louis, died during the season from a kidney disease.
October 15, 2009
DODGERS President and CEO Dennis Mannion: Former Phillies front office executive. General manager Ned Colletti: Ex-Philadelphia Journal sports writer who became close friends with Phillies senior adviser Dallas Green and late coach John Vukovich when all worked for the Cubs. Vice president Tommy Lasorda: Proud native of Norristown. Third-base coach Larry Bowa: Former Phillies player, coach and manager. First-base coach Mariano Duncan: Played for Phillies' 1993 pennant-winning team.
October 7, 2009 |
Position: Utility Height, weight: 6-1, 210 Age: 31 Birthdate: July 2, 1978 Hometown: Los Angeles College: Oklahoma Years pro: 5 How acquired: Selected off waivers by Phillies on Jan. 15, 2007. This year: In 97 games this year, Dobbs hit .247 with 20 RBI. He battled through a bad calf that has limited his playing time. Career: Dobbs hit .301 in 2008 and has evolved into a huge presence off the bench. The Phillies hope he can help off the bench in the postseason as he did a season ago. His versatility has made him invaluable to manager Charlie Manuel, who has used Dobbs in five different positions on the field.
October 8, 2008 |
There once was a sportswriter at the Philadelphia Journal named Happy N. Fine, and when he was issued his first paycheck from that unique institution, he crossed Market Street to the bank. The teller looked at the check, looked at Happy, and said, "And I'm Sad N. Blue. I ain't cashing it. " True story, just like the story that there were four competing newspapers in the city not that long ago, with the Journal playing the role of the painted clown. Some of the writers who put on the makeup, the funny nose and the floppy shoes were tremendous talents, some were just along for the ride, and at least one was headed for the penitentiary.