June 20, 2012 |
Charlie Manuel's job should be safe for one reason. It probably is safe for a different reason. Somewhere in between is the story of this ever-more-desperate Phillies season. The reason the manager should be safe is obvious. He has won a championship and five consecutive division titles and deserves the benefit of the doubt in this injury-ravaged year. Until the return of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, it simply isn't fair to judge the manager for the Phillies' 31-37 record and perch at the bottom of the National League East standings.
April 14, 2011 |
Eddie Joost, a two-time All-Star shortstop in his eight seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics and the team's player-manager in 1954, died Tuesday in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 94. Joost had been ill for some time and died peacefully in his sleep, said his grandson, Scott. In a 17-year playing career, Joost batted .239 with 134 home runs and 601 RBI. He also posted six consecutive seasons of more than 100 walks. He played for the Reds from 1936 to '42 (including the 1940 World Series champions)
July 9, 2012
Beth Duffy has been promoted to chief operating officer of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, a new facility in East Norriton, opening in September. She had been vice president and director, activation planning. The MEMIC Group (Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co.), Portland, Maine, hired Katrinka Casamassa as a senior underwriter for the company's new operation in Pennsylvania based in Conshohocken. Casamassa had been managing director, global technology Great Lakes — Philadelphia at Travelers.
November 22, 2011 |
RYNE SANDBERG will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization. Dusty Wathan has been promoted to manager for Double A Reading after spending the last 2 years as the manager for Class A Clearwater. At Clearwater, Chris Truby takes over as manager, moving up a level from Lakewood, where he managed last year. Mickey Morandini, who returned to the organization full time last season as the manager for Class A Williamsport, will take over at Lakewood.
February 20, 2012
The Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Minority Supplier Development Council , the Philadelphia affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, has elected the following to its board: Jessica Choi, director of supplier diversity at Aramark Strategic Assets; Rajil Chopra, manager of supply operations at Peco Energy Co.; Sherry Nacci, diversity manager at Skanska USA Building Inc.; Sherry A. Robison, supplier diversity program...
June 17, 2014 |
Had the Phillies shown up on Father's Day and played like men intent on having some say in the National League East race, this would have been a good time to point out that they are about to begin a brutal sequence of games against a lot of good teams and some great pitchers. There is no reason to do that, however. None whatsoever, because it was obvious after the offense's latest disappearing act that this team has no chance to be anything but dead and buried by the end of the 35-game stretch that begins Monday night against the first-place Atlanta Braves.
August 12, 2011 |
THE SOUTH STREET jewelry-store owner was shaking in the darkness, a pillowcase over his head and his body tied up by a team of armed, masked men. The bandits then ordered Mustapha Abdallah, 27, owner of VIP Jewelers, to kneel and say a Muslim prayer, according to a store manager, who declined to give his name to reporters yesterday. They wanted him to say the prayer "to finish him off," the manager said. They wanted to scare him into giving them the keys to the store, he added.
January 22, 2014 |
WILLIAMSPORT - Sitting on a dais last night in the grand ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in front of a throng of red-clad Phillies fans, Ryne Sandberg recalled his first major league postseason experience in 1984. It was a heartbreaker, as his Chicago Cubs lost the best-of-five NLCS to San Diego after winning the first two games. The Hall of Fame second baseman, preparing for his first full season as the Phillies' manager, took a moment, and a deep breath, and said that series is the reason he is still working in baseball.