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May 27, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plenty of major minors During a visit to Allentown last week, Lehigh Valley hitting instructor Greg Gross said he believed that the Phillies' triple-A club might be older than the major-league club. A minor-league team older than its major-league affiliate? That just didn't seem possible. So, with the help of a calculator, I did the math. Gross was incorrect. His point, however, remained valid. The IronPigs' roster is stuffed with more veteran journeymen than high-profile prospects, which is what triple-A baseball has become.
SPORTS
June 4, 2014
"[The fans are] very frustrated. I think they're more frustrated at the way we lose. And they should be. That's not big-league baseball, what we've been doing at home. That's not big-league baseball. Larry Bowa
NEWS
August 29, 2005 | DEBBIE WOODELL
WHAT DO YOU THINK the Phillies would have done if someone at Citizens Bank Park tried to display a banner with a racist slur against Jimmy Rollins or Bobby Abreu? Free speech, right? First Amendment and all that flag-hugging stuff? Keep the sign up? Nope, they would have taken it down. They would have found a way to defuse a potentially volatile situation and shrug off any threats of lawsuits. But when it comes to the area's gay and lesbian community, the Phillies are hypocrites.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The signs began popping up as the evening began. In Houston, Braves rightfielder Dale Murphy was a late scratch from the starting lineup of last night's game against the Astros. In Atlanta, agent Bruce Church called his wife and canceled their plans to go out to dinner, saying he had to work late at the office. In the Vet, Phillies general manager Lee Thomas was in his office with the door closed. It all came together late last night when the Phillies announced at a hastily called press conference that they had acquired two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy from the Braves for reliever Jeff Parrett.
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