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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.
NEWS
October 30, 2008 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
After 25 years of drought and two days of too much rain, Philadelphia has its championship. It felt like a dream, but it wasn't. You are wide awake and the Phillies really are World Series champions. They beat the weather and the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, to earn just the second title in franchise history. Philadelphia's quarter-century without a major sports championship is over - outta here - thanks to a gritty, talented team that won two games in one day and one game that took three nights.
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March 26, 2011 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - This just in: The winner of the 2010 National League Cy Young Award is . . . Carlos Ruiz, of the Phillies. So, let's give a nice round of applause to the only catcher ever to win the award presented annually to the best pitcher in each league. Oh, all right. You already know Roy Halladay was the unanimous winner in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America and announced last November, well-deserved recognition for his 21 wins and perfect game against the Marlins.
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March 29, 2013
The Phillies may be dancing to their last waltz this season after winning the World Series in 2008. What the core players did: The Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one, to win the 2008 title and were led by Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins struggled at the plate, but Series MVP Cole Hamels struck out eight and allowed just four earned runs in 13 innings over two starts. Here is how they fared that season: Hamels: 14-10 regular season; 1-0, 2.77 ERA and World Series MVP. Howard: .251, 48 HRS, 153 RBIs regular season; .286, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs World Series.
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August 13, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin pulled Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez into his office in April and reminded the infielders what this season meant. J.P. Crawford, the team's top-ranked prospect in the last five years, is coming. The 21-year-old shortstop's eventual arrival likely means that Galvis and Hernandez - childhood friends from Venezuela - will compete for one job. "I told them not to worry about him. Worry about what you're doing," Mackanin said. "If you're doing well, they're going to have to make a tough decision.
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November 23, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carlos Ruiz did not understand the question. He looked at Ruben Amaro Jr., who said a few words in Spanish. How relieved was he to extend a 15-year relationship for at least three more seasons? Ruiz's face illuminated. "Happy," Ruiz said. "Real happy. " The catcher turns 35 in January. He could realize one of his stated goals of finishing his career with the Phillies - the team that signed him in 1998 for $8,000 as a second baseman - with his three-year, $26 million contract, which was made official Thursday.
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February 16, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Domonic Brown repeated the words more than once as he stood in front of his locker Tuesday afternoon. "I'm hungry," he said. A deep-fried cheeseburger could not curb the kind of appetite Brown has right now. The only thing that can make the Phillies' rookie feel full again is a job as manager Charlie Manuel's opening-day rightfielder when the team plays the Houston Astros April 1 at Citizens Bank Park. At one point last summer as Brown ripped through the Eastern League at double-A Reading and then the International League with triple-A Lehigh Valley, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the franchise's best prospect would slide into the right-field spot vacated when free agent Jayson Werth signed elsewhere.
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July 17, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Carlos Ruiz went home to his ranch in Panama during the all-star break, a moment to both recharge and celebrate a remarkable milestone. Ruiz, on Thursday, reached 10 years of major-league service time - all with the Phillies, the team that in 1998 made an $8,000 investment in Ruiz. "Wow," his wife, Haidee, told him. "Where did the time go?" Time, right now, is precious for Ruiz. He is a 37-year-old backup catcher on a rebuilding team. He wants one more shot at the postseason, a chance that will not likely come unless the Phillies trade him. "I would like to taste that again," Ruiz said Friday.
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November 13, 2011
With the addition of Jonathan Papelbon as the closer, we now know that the Phillies' pitching department is at least going to remain among baseball's elite, if not the gold standard. We also know that pitching was not the problem during these past two postseasons, when the Phillies were eliminated first by the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series and then by the St. Louis Cardinals one round earlier. Nothing is wrong with the plan that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies have implemented.
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May 5, 2007 | By Todd Zolecki, Inquirer Staff Writer
 Jamie Moyer has seen and pitched enough baseball to know nothing is fair.                                                                
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August 22, 2016
ISSUE | ETHICS D.A.'s office disgraced It is important that Seth Williams resigns as Philadelphia district attorney ("Williams belatedly reports receiving $160,050 in gifts," Tuesday). He has dishonored and disgraced the office. |Anthony Johnson, Philadelphia, johnsonanthony99@hotmail.com Is District Attorney Seth Williams a hypocrite who talks about ethics while using his office to feather his own nest, or simply a glutton who lives beyond the means of a mere public servant ("DA guilty of hypocrisy," Thursday)
BUSINESS
August 22, 2016 | By Joel Naroff
I know, we are all getting tired of talking about nothing but millennials - unless, of course, you are a millennial. But when it comes to the economy, the transition to one that is millennial-driven is well underway, and the trend will continue for quite some time. That's actually a very good thing for the Philadelphia economy. Believe it or not, this region has almost all the qualities millennials look for when considering where to live. Unfortunately, that fact remains a secret - something we have to change.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By John Taylor
  While we mourn his passing with sadness, John Timoney, who was once described as having "the soul of a street cop, the analytical skills of a professor, and the gruff tenacity of - in his words - an 'egomaniacal loudmouth,'" will be remembered by many for having revolutionized the way the Philadelphia Police Department looked at and developed strategies to fight crime. It could be said that Timoney was an innovator at a time when innovation in law enforcement was in short supply.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Every day this summer, a line has spilled out of the small ice cream shop, down the front steps, and along the sidewalk on the north side of Walnut Street across from Washington Square. Saturday was no different, as dozens waited in the heat for their $7 frozen treat. Like Black Friday shoppers angling for the doors to open, they waited. Like a group of sneakerheads minutes before a big shoe drop, they waited. Like concertgoers eager to nab tickets, they waited. But here, in the 700 block of Walnut Street, they waited for a cup of Sweet Charlie's Thai rolled ice cream — Philadelphia's hottest cold thing this summer.
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August 22, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Two months ago, the Phillies were in Minnesota and Cesar Hernandez was banished to the bench. Manager Pete Mackanin summoned his henchman. Larry Bowa, the 70-year-old bench coach, accompanied Hernandez to a batting cage. Get on top of the ball, Bowa told him. Hit it on the ground. Keep it out of the air. Hernandez, as Mackanin remembered it, smiled at Bowa. The second baseman thought the fiery baseball lifer was kidding. Bowa made his point a little clearer in uncertain terms.
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August 22, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
When the season started, Tommy Joseph was a converted catcher hanging onto a roster spot at triple A and Ryan Howard an aging slugger playing to the end of his massive contract. They are an imperfect combination. But, for the last six weeks, they have formed the most productive first baseman in baseball. It is a small sample size, although it is one that could at least provide a road map for 2017. Since July 1, Joseph and Howard have crushed 16 homers, which is more than seven teams have received from their first basemen all season.
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August 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - Roman Quinn's first double-A start in right field last week ended with his throwing out three baserunners. That position, Quinn joked afterward with Reading manager Dusty Wathan, is now his favorite. Quinn - who had converted two years ago from shortstop to centerfielder - is learning how to play left and right fields as the Phillies look to add versatility to his game. He could head to the majors in September, when rosters expand. The Phillies already have two players vying for time in center.
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August 22, 2016
J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford returned to the lineup Thursday night after missing eight games with a strained abdominal muscle. The 21-year-old will likely not join the Phillies in 2016 but instead finish out the season with the IronPigs, who are expected to reach the postseason.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0    Season   405   104   .257   17   1   6   66   66   38   12    Nick Williams OF, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
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August 22, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The successful month of August for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard continued with the news on Friday that Major League Baseball found no violations during a seven-month investigation into a report that linked Howard and other athletes to performance-enhancing drugs. The athletes, including Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, were the subject of the Al Jazeera documentary The Dark Side, with the statements made about Howard and Zimmerman coming from Indiana pharmacist Charles Sly. Major League Baseball released this statement: "This thorough investigation did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
TANISHA Pratt-Thomas is a Kingsessing mother who works in a hospital call center. Jacqueline Bailey-Davis is a Philadelphia police captain tasked with getting the 6,300-officer department to implement dozens of federally recommended reforms. They had no reason to know one another. But last month, a few days after Pratt-Thomas' son, 15-year-old Tyhir Barnes, was shot dead after watching a Southwest Philadelphia basketball game, Bailey-Davis and another officer showed up at Pratt-Thomas' rowhouse - unannounced - with a picture frame and mugs.
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