April 2, 2011
The patch the Phillies will wear over their hearts for the entire 2011 season will honor two men rarely seen and never heard from by fans. The white "B" in Phillies script over a black circle is a tribute to two long-time partners of the franchise's silent ownership group - Alexander K. "Whip" Buck and his brother, J. Mahlon "Jim" Buck. Both died since the end of last season. The patch is similar to the "HK" one worn in 2009 to honor broadcaster Harry Kalas. Last season, the team wore a "36" patch on the right sleeve to commemorate Robin Roberts.
July 1, 2016 |
PHOENIX - Cody Asche played Wednesday in his 326th major-league game. He will turn 26 on Thursday, and until this month, the Phillies had formed a decent idea about what sort of player Asche is and could become. A fruitful month, capped by his three important hits in a wild 9-8 Phillies win over Arizona, will not alter those perceptions. But Asche, who missed the first two months of the season with a strained rib cage muscle, feels like he crossed a demarcation - one he often heard about but never experienced.
July 10, 2016 |
Here is a look at the Phillies' minor-league teams: Jake Thompson had another stellar outing Wednesday, throwing seven shutout innings. He had a 0.73 ERA in 491/3 innings in his last seven starts. He entered Friday with a record of 7-5 with a 2.58 ERA, firmly establishing himself as the organization's top pitching prospect in the minors. . . . Relievers Daniel Stumpf and Andrew Bailey were preparing to return to the Phillies soon. They continued their rehab assignments in Allentown this past week.
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
August 29, 2005 |
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.