January 17, 2014 |
The goal has not changed for Mickey Morandini. The role might. Morandini, 47, still wants to be a long-term member of the Phillies, the team that drafted him out of Indiana University in 1988. He is preparing for his first season as a coach at the team's triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate after serving as a minor-league manager with short-season Williamsport (2011) and low-A Lakewood (2012-13) the last three years. Last week, however, a curveball was thrown at Morandini in the form of a phone call.
June 25, 2010 |
NOT TORONTO - And now for something completely different. The Phillies begin a 10-game road trip at Citizens Bank Park Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Yes, the Phillies are beginning a road trip at home. As with any road game, the Phillies will bat first, take batting practice second and wear their gray road uniforms. And, as in any interleague road game, the designated hitter will be part of each team's lineup. Unlike any road game, the Phillies will get to sleep in their own beds, dress in their home clubhouse and be supported by their own fans.
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.
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.