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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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November 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The sprawling Florida home was a place for the family - especially Corey, Ryan's look-alike confidant who moved from St. Louis to Philadelphia in 2008 to live with Ryan.
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October 4, 2011 | By Michael Vitez, Human-interest writer
Nobody else could sell pistachios. Others tried. Just Pistachio Girl. She parted the seas, the standing-room-only crowds at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night, and bounced down the aisles, a cult figure. Art Ehlo, 58, a season-ticket holder down the third-base line, gave her a fist bump. "I've got pictures of her in my phone with me," he said. Debbie Brown, an usher in Section 136, took a photo. "She's fascinating," Brown said. "She's part of this ballpark. There's a whole page for her on Facebook, 'Fans of The CBP Pistachio Girl.' " More than 500 people "like" it. Pistachio Girl has no idea who started it. In Section 116, a desperate voice rang out, "I love you, Pistachio Girl!"
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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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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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March 5, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was 1972, and Chris Wheeler was 26 years old at his first spring training as an assistant in the Phillies' public relations department. His boss, Larry Shenk, approached him on the morning of the first exhibition game at old Jack Russell Stadium. The public address announcer was missing. Overserved the night before, Shenk figured. Could Wheeler do the PA that day? "Don't ever tell somebody you can't do it," Wheeler said this week. Forty-four years later, Wheeler is still the man with the microphone at Phillies spring training games.
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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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July 10, 2011
We have reached the all-star break and the Phillies are on pace to win more than 100 games for only the third time in franchise history. The starting rotation, even with one of its four aces (Roy Oswalt) and the expected fifth wheel (Joe Blanton) on the disabled list, has more than lived up to expectations. The bullpen, despite being on its fourth closer (Antonio Bastardo), has far exceeded expectations. The lineup, rarely intact for the second straight season because of an assortment of injuries, continues its downward spiral from the height of its success, when the team won the World Series in 2008.
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March 21, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For $414,000, the Phillies apparently are willing to see what's left in Luis Castillo's 35-year-old body. The Phillies agreed to a minor-league deal with Castillo, the former all-star and Gold Glove second baseman who was unceremoniously cut by the Mets on Friday, according to a report by CSNPhilly.com, citing anonymous sources late Sunday night. Castillo is due $6 million in the final year of a four-year, $25 million deal, but the Mets will be on the hook for everything but the major-league minimum.
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July 17, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies' current 25-man roster contains as many players from Venezuela (6) as from the California, Texas and Florida teams combined. In all, there are 12 Phillies of Hispanic descent, including the team's leaders in batting average, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, wins and ERA. All that represents a high-water mark in both quality and quantity for a franchise whose history with non-Anglo ballplayers dates back 81 years but who until recently failed...
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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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July 17, 2016
A 21-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon in West Philadelphia, police said. Just after 2:50 p.m., the man was shot twice in the left arm at North 52nd and West Stiles Streets. He was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran
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July 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A passenger van carrying 12 children crashed into a wall in West Philadelphia early Friday, police said. Police said the children were not injured, but were taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to be evaluated. The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. on South 52nd Street, near Hazel Avenue. The driver was taken by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was in stable condition, police said. TV news outlets reported the kids were part of a day care, but this could not be immediately confirmed.
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July 17, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Some delegates to the Democratic National Convention say they will fly into other airports rather than risk crossing any picket line set up by airport workers at the Philadelphia International Airport. The workers - who clean airplane interiors, handle baggage at the curb, direct passengers through airport lines and help people in wheelchairs - are employed by subcontractors who work for the major airlines. On Tuesday, nearly 500 of them cast ballots saying they would be willing to strike during the convention, although no strike date has been set. Spokeswomen for both the airport and the airport's largest airline, American Airlines, say any protests by the workers will not disrupt customer service.
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July 17, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
A long-classified document suggesting involvement by Saudi Arabian government employees in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday after a campaign by families and victims for its disclosure. The 28 pages - available at philly.com/911saudi - had been classified for 14 years until Friday afternoon. "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi government," the report says.
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July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
A North Philadelphia man has been charged with burglarizing into more than 100 city and suburban homes close to SEPTA train stations over a year, authorities announced Friday. Officials said Larry Rafiq Samuels, 38, of 2700 W. Glenwood St., often struck while his victims were home and sometimes helped himself to food and drink while gathering his loot. Investigators used Apple applications that track stolen computers to find him, officials said. Samuel has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, attempted burglary, criminal conspiracy, trespass and other related crimes.
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July 17, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The IRS has turned down the long-running effort by the Democratic convention's Philadelphia host committee to win a tax exemption. Word of the decision, a setback for efforts to raise the last of the $60 million needed to help pay for the July 25 to 28 convention, came Friday from its adviser, David L. Cohen. When the decision came - and why - is less clear. Cohen would say only that the IRS "recently" turned down the application for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the tax code, which the committee had sought for more than a year.
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July 17, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin tried to keep a straight face Friday afternoon, hours before the season's second half began with a 5-3 loss to the Mets, when he asked a question to which he well knew the answer. "What are we out of the wild card?" the Phillies manager said. Six games, an onlooker in his office replied. "Six games?" Mackanin said. "Why not? Let's set our sights high. " He stifled laughter. This was not to insult his team, which has been outscored by 89 runs in 91 games and overachieved in almost every area, but out of incredulity that it even served as a talking point in mid July.
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July 16, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Derrick Jones, a 19-year-old Ghana-born midfielder, made an impressive MLS debut Wednesday with the Union in an international friendly against Crystal Palace of the English Premier League. Jones, a dual citizen who moved to Philadelphia four years ago, proved he could play on the first team with his exceptional passing and confidence on the pitch. He said his nerves evaporated as soon as he was subbed in at the beginning of the second half. "I think Derrick is trending in the right direction," Union coach Jim Curtin said.
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