November 2, 1994 |
Jon Stewart was ailing. Bleary-eyed and about as nimble as Rose Kennedy, the talk-show host crawled into Ray's Coffee Shop in Chinatown around noon to begin a day of interviews and promotional appearances that eventually took him to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Minutes earlier, the Trenton-area native had been slumbering in the back of the Team Stewart limo as it drove down I-95 from New York City. But nap time was over. In a few minutes - largely because of a boost provided by a pricey cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - the infectiously amiable talk host was knocking the cobwebs loose.
April 7, 1987 |
Leland M. Beloff will remain something of an odd man out at City Council despite yesterday's favorable federal jury verdict. Council President Joseph E. Coleman said Beloff would not be reappointed to committee chairmanships or be allowed to introduce legislation while charges remain pending. The federal jury acquitted the South Philadelphia Democrat, who represents the 1st Councilmanic District, of one count, and reached no decision on six counts of conspiracy and extortion.
September 7, 1999 |
The Miami Dolphins acquired quarterback Jim Druckenmiller from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed selection in the 2000 draft. Druckenmiller, the 49ers' first-round pick in 1997, will probably be the Dolphins' third-string quarterback behind Dan Marino and Damon Huard, who beat out Craig Erickson as the team's backup. Erickson was released by the Dolphins on Friday. Druckenmiller, 26, played in six games, with one start, during his two seasons with the 49ers. He'd been one of four quarterbacks - along with Steve Young, Jeff Garcia and Steve Stenstrom - on San Francisco's roster after the team's final cuts Sunday.
October 1, 2008 |
The Phillies have until 10 a.m. today to announce their postseason roster, but it practically is set. Lefthander J.A. Happ is in the bullpen as a long man. Righthander Rudy Seanez is expected to be the odd man out. He said he hadn't been informed of his status. He went 5-4 with a 3.53 ERA in 42 appearances this season. Opponents hit .239 against him. "Whatever their decision is, that's what you go with," Seanez said. "It's all about the team and winning. So you do what's best.
February 14, 2009 |
Adam Eaton is the fifth man in a four-man competition for the Phillies' job of fifth starter. So as pitchers and catchers hold their first workout of spring training today, Eaton is probably getting ready to pitch for another team. Barring a rash of injuries to the pitching staff, the righthander is likely to be traded or released toward the end of camp. "It's well known I'm not in the mix to make the team," Eaton said yesterday. "But I'm not going to shortchange my teammates, or my future teammates, by not preparing for the season.
April 11, 1990 |
Don Carman stays in the same hotel as the Phillies, flies on the club charters, puts on the same uniform in the same clubhouse as the rest of the players. But the Phillies' veteran lefthander feels out of place with the only major league team he has known. "It's odd," Carman said yesterday. "For the first time, I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I feel like I don't really belong here. " He has been in limbo most of the spring. It is an open secret that the Phillies have been trying to trade him. Nobody was more surprised than Carman when he broke camp with the Phillies.
October 19, 1993 |
The question of Toronto's odd man out for Game 3 of the World Series will finally be answered tonight. Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston chose not to end the suspense yesterday. One of the nine potent hitters in Toronto's lineup will have to sit out the first 1993 World Series game without the use of the designated hitter. So who will it be? Will it be Paul Molitor, the Blue Jays' regular DH who batted .332 with 22 homers and 111 RBIs in the regular season? Will it be Ed Sprague, who became a good hitter and fine defensive player at third base?
January 20, 1999 |
There was a time not so long ago when the 76ers coveted players like Doug Overton. A hard worker. A cerebral player. An upstanding citizen unlikely to embarrass team officials with off-court incidents. Image and leadership were everything the season Pat Croce arrived as team president, before Larry Brown became head coach. Wins? Well, wins would have to await talent. Now Brown and the rest of the Sixers' brass feel that enough talent has arrived, particularly at guard. With it comes the imminent departure of Overton.
June 28, 2008 |
The Chicago Bulls answered one key question when they took Derrick Rose over Michael Beasley with the first pick in the draft on Thursday. Now what? The Bulls insist they won't rush Rose, or rush into a trade, even though somebody figures to be the odd man out in a crowded backcourt. "I think Kirk Hinrich can play very effectively with Derrick Rose," general manager John Paxson said. "And I think Ben Gordon can play very effectively with Derrick Rose. And I think Thabo [Sefolosha]
March 10, 1995 |
Suspended Philadelphia Police Officer James Ryan, 39, a 17-year veteran, is the odd man out. One of five cops accused of corruption and civil rights violations last month, Ryan is the only defendant who is demanding a trial. The others have agreed to plead guilty. Ryan, flanked by two defense attorneys, Brian J. McMonagle and Leon H. Rose, yesterday stood before U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III and pleaded "not guilty" to charges that he conspired with other officers to rob, assault, intimidate, illegally search, and falsely prosecute about 30 suspected drug dealers between 1988 and 1991, when he was assigned to the 39th District's narcotics squad.