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September 22, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once, there may have been no job in America that Lee Thomas would rather have had than general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. But that was nearly a decade ago - in a very different time, before Thomas ever left the Cardinals to become general manager of the Phillies. Yesterday, however, Lee Thomas' onetime dream job opened up again when the Cardinals fired Dal Maxvill after nine years as GM. And one of the first names to pop to the top of the rumor circuit, naturally, was that of James Leroy Thomas.
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October 17, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
IF YOU'RE reading this after making it through the last 3 days of our annual October State of the Phillies series, congratulations. It's been a long week. Running through the limited options involving fixing the Phillies infield, outfield and starting rotation (with the same front-office group intact to do the fixing) surely hasn't made you feel too good. So, as a reward for your loyal readership, we end this series with a segment of the team that doesn't need fixing. (Imagine that!
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October 25, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking toward a thin free-agent outfield market and a lack of major-league-ready prospects, the Phillies extended one of their own on Thursday by signing Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract. Sizemore, 32, joined the team in June after he was released by Boston. He missed the 2012 and 2013 seasons after back and knee surgeries. The lefty has undergone seven surgeries in four years. His contract is for $2 million and includes performance bonuses. Sizemore played all three outfield positions and hit .253 in 60 games, including 14 extra-base hits.
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August 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's difficult to imagine that at the all-star break, the Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers were on even footing. Now one team is gearing for October, and the other for next season. The differing paths continued with the Dodgers' 5-0 win Saturday night over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, making interim manager Ryne Sandberg 0-2 and waiting for his team to score a run. The Phillies have been shut out 12 times this season. After games played on July 14, the Phillies entered the all-star break 48-48, and the Dodgers were 47-47.
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August 19, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The door was open to Charlie Manuel's office, and the manager was fidgety. The summers blend together now because there were many. But this was three years ago, on a weekday morning at Wrigley Field, during happier days for a man who dedicated his life to baseball. Chances are he beat every one of his players to the ancient ballpark. Baseball needed Charlie Manuel. He wanted to talk to someone. Anyone. Manuel radiated in the hours before a game. He told jokes. He taught hitting. He held small children.
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September 5, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Phillies pitchers fired eight straight balls with the bases loaded, and that represented the nadir of Tuesday night. A rookie wearing No. 67 relieved them in the next inning, committed a balk, and surrendered two more runs. This is what September baseball looks like for the pitching staff with the National League's worst ERA. Washington permitted four unearned runs to the Phillies and still won, 9-6, because the home team failed at the game's most basic task of throwing strikes.
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August 28, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it, when you think of a game-show host "type," local sports-gabber Mike Missanelli doesn't spring immediately to mind. Historically speaking, the most successful TV-game emcees have been genial to the point of unctuousness - walking, schmoozing embodiments of the phrase "warm and fuzzy. " Mikey Miss, on the other hand, has made headlines with public explosions of anger. If you call him on his daily 3-to-7 p.m. radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic and say something that he disagrees with, he's likely to question your sanity, intelligence and reason for living.
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August 22, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Chace Numata rose from his crouch and approached the mound at FirstEnergy Park. There is little a 21-year-old catcher can say to one of the best pitchers of this generation, yet Numata tried. He patted Roy Halladay on the lower back. Halladay threw eight straight balls in the fourth inning of a dull rehab start with single-A Lakewood. He resembled the drained pitcher seen earlier in 2013, before a surgeon cut into his right shoulder. That was three months ago. Halladay could not command his arsenal.
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October 23, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Keegan, 75, who pitched briefly with the Phillies and Kansas City Athletics after a spectacular career at Haddonfield High, died Sunday at his daughter's home in Franklinville, N.J., according to Larry Shenk, the Phillies' vice president of alumni relations. The hard-throwing righthander was signed by the Phillies in 1957 after compiling a 26-2 career record and a 0.37 ERA at Haddonfield. Two years later, Mr. Keegan made his major-league debut with the Phillies at age 20. Mr. Keegan, who stood 6-foot-3 and weighed 165 pounds, was 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in 13 big-league games, highlighted by a strikeout of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.
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October 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
It looks as if reality-show producers are doubling down on Philly. My colleague Jenice Armstrong recently reported that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" producer Princess Anne Banton-Lofters has been checking out Philly's prominent women for a possible "Real Housewives of Philadelphia" spin-off. But I hear she's not the only reality producer sniffing around socialites. Reality-based production company Wilshire Studios, a division of NBCUniversal, which owns channels like E!
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October 29, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
GRADY SIZEMORE will be a member of the 2015 Phillies. In what capacity remains to be seen. The club announced yesterday that it had signed the once-talented but more recently inert outfielder to a $2 million contract for the upcoming season. Sizemore, a three-time All-Star with the Indians, joined the Phillies last summer after an uninspiring couple of months with the Red Sox. Despite a hot start with the Phillies, he finished the year hitting .233/.299/.354 overall. The signing underscores the decisions the Phillies have to make with their outfield.
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October 29, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN A FIT OF RAGE, Corley Chapman savagely beat a man he found in the arms of his girlfriend last spring, police said. Now, that crime of passion has ended one life and ruined another. Chapman, 28, was charged yesterday with third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter after the man he allegedly attacked, Robert Powell, died Friday from injuries he received at Chapman's hands, according to court documents. That attack took place May 7, 2013, when Chapman walked into his home on Tasker Street near Capitol in Point Breeze to find his girlfriend in the midst of a naked tryst with Powell on the living-room floor, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case.
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October 29, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
FEATURE FILMS are often accompanied these days by a companion documentary that's spoon-fed first to an HBO or Showtime - a marketing ploy to get folks excited about the movie. Clearly, Alex Gibney's two-hours-short documentary, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," debuting tonight at 9 on HBO, was made in the same time frame as the recent James Brown biopic "Get On Up. " But Mick Jagger, producer of both projects (and a lifelong fan of Brown) opted to hold back the doc, first dishing the dramatized version (with Chadwick Boseman as Soul Brother No. 1)
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October 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
TOTAL HUNK Jake Gyllenhaal surprised moviegoers at the Rave Cinemas University City 6 (4012 Walnut St.) on Saturday during a screening of his new thriller, "Nightcrawler. " College students at the screening expected to see the movie (which is winning fab reviews across the board) but not the movie star, who lost 20 pounds off his already-fit frame to play Louis Bloom, an obsessive man who finds himself in the world of freelance Los Angeles crime journalism. Everyone at the screening freaked upon Gyllenhaal's arrival.
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October 29, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BILLY EDWARDS, who spent 15 years entertaining tourists as a costumed Colonial mischief-maker in the city's historic district, has been battling pancreatic cancer since July. So a bunch of his closest friends - including Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross and the Phillie Phanatic - will host a "Philly Helps Billy" fundraiser for the 47-year-old tonight at Franklin Square, on Race Street near 6th. The $25 cash-only admission - all of which goes to Edwards for cancer treatments - includes 18-hole Spooky Mini-Golf, carousel rides and refreshments.
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October 29, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
JOSEPHINE has been decorating her porch in South Philly for 40 years. But it's taken some convincing from her family to make it to year 41 - having your decorations stolen twice in 11 months can do that to a homeowner. "I like decorating, and everyone tells me it looks good," said Josephine, whose last name is being withheld at her request. "I can't understand why someone would do this. " Late Thursday, some punk swiped the "scary butler" doll that Josephine had put outside her home on Fitzgerald Street near 11th, police said.
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October 29, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
I GUESS IF YOU are the kind of Sixers fan who does not or cannot go to the Wells Fargo Center too often to watch in person, the nebulous timeline of the organization's rebuilding project doesn't matter all that much. In those terms, it is easy to look 2 or more likely 3 or 4 years down the road when the master plan of general manager Sam Hinkie presumably will come to fruition. The impression given by a lot of fans is that if by the 2016-17 the team is looking like a legitimate contender the pathetic basketball played during the current days of tanking . . . excuse me, "asset acquisition" . . . will be worth it. But if going to see the Sixers is a regular part of your entertainment routine, whether that is because you love the home team or just love going to NBA games, your view could be a little more jaded.
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October 29, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PATRONS WILDLY dancing on a stripper pole at a Philly nightclub and hookah lounge knocked hot hookah coals down a patron's breasts, the woman claims in a lawsuit, but the club's manager said she's making a mountain out of a molehill and the suit is a booby trap. In a civil suit filed this week in Common Pleas Court, Katelyn Sobon said she was a patron of the Trilogy Nightclub & Hookah Lounge on Spring Garden Street near 6th in Northern Liberties on May 25. She and a friend were seated near the dance floor with a hookah placed on a "feeble" table between them.
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October 29, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE SCARS have healed. They don't always, you know. Not in Philadelphia. Former Flyers captain Mike Richards returned with the Los Angeles Kings for the third time since the colossal trades in the summer of 2011 that subtracted him and his buddy, sniper Jeff Carter, from the roster. They, of course, won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and 2014. Last night, Richards endured a smattering of obligatory boos when he was announced before the game, but he was not subjected to derision every shift.
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