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.
May 9, 2010
Patch work For the rest of the season, the Phillies will wear a circular black patch on their right sleeves to honor the late Robin Roberts. And it's not just the players who will don Roberts' No. 36 on their sleeves - everyone from clubhouse personnel to athletic trainers had the patch sewn onto their polo shirts. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first known use of a memorial patch on a baseball uniform was in 1876 when Tom Miller, a catcher for St. Louis, died during the season from a kidney disease.
September 12, 2014 |
CHASE UTLEY was out of the lineup last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a night after both Carlos Ruiz and Marlon Byrd didn't start. Jimmy Rollins hasn't played since suffering a mild hamstring strain on Monday, and he won't be rushed back because, on a team going nowhere in the final month of a long season, there's no point in running older players into the proverbial ground. Meanwhile, Ryan Howard started for the 35th time in the 36 games the Phillies have played since July 31. The rest of the mid-30-somethings have rested more often, while Howard has played regularly.
August 4, 1990 |
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.