May 26, 2013 |
SHANE VICTORINO'S Philly homecoming has been derailed. The Red Sox put the outfielder on the disabled list yesterday with a strained left hamstring. Victorino had missed three games since he was injured Monday against the White Sox. "I'm frustrated, but I think the overall understanding is it's probably better," Victorino told Boston.com. "I don't want to be that guy and play half a game and have something resurface and then somebody else has got to go and play for me. I'm just not that kind of player and that kind of stuff frustrates me. I never want to have to put somebody in that situation.
July 9, 2009
We know much of the country has been distracted by Larry King's marathon coverage of all things Michael Jackson, but a local election needs your very brief attention. The race involves the final spot for the National League All-Star Team. Unlike most elections that drag on forever, this one began Sunday and ends at 4 p.m. today. Five players are vying for the final NL All-Star spot, including Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino. In a first, The Inquirer Editorial Board endorses SHANE VICTORINO as the final NL All-Star.
October 13, 2008 |
TALKING POINTS What we're talking about following the Phillies' loss to the Dodgers: -- Apparently the Dodgers think the pitch that Phillies righthander Brett Myers sailed behind Manny Ramirez in Game 2 wasn't an accident. In the top of the third last night, Los Angeles starter Hiroki Kuroda threw a pitch over Shane Victorino's helmet and the Phillies centerfielder immediately pointed, gesturing that if Kuroda wanted to throw at him he should aim for his body, not his head. And after Victorino grounded out to end the inning, both benches emptied and a brief scuffle ensued.
July 13, 2009
Philadelphia has been found guilty of Major League ballot stuffing. But in a good way. With the rallying cry, "Vote early, vote often," Mayor Nutter and Gov. Rendell led a four-day campaign last week to drum up Internet votes to elect Phillies' outfielder Shane Victorino to this year's National League All-Star Team. Victorino got 15.2 million votes, a record for the 8-year-old Final Vote competition. He will be on the roster for tomorrow night's All-Star game in St. Louis.
October 30, 2011 |
Call it The 2011 Phillies: A Season in Tweets. Or really, a three-part tragicomic opera in 140-character bursts from the players themselves. An in-their-psyche seat for a regular-season thrill ride (#goodgame, #letsgoeat), a dubious view of how players coped with elimination (#letsgogolf). In the beginning, there was @HunterPence9. Fresh from Houston, his Twitter handle still reflecting his old Astros number, the dude with the wacky swing sure could tweet.
September 23, 2011
HE SAT IN his car and fashioned his resolve. Stick to the script, Shane Victorino told himself repeatedly yesterday morning. Let the others handle the magnitude of the event and the emotions of the day. No crying in - or out - of baseball. And then he walked to the podium outside the Boys & Girls Club that his money refurbished and did what he does best. He poured out his heart, thanked everyone in attendance, from ESPN's Chris Berman to the city's cops and firefighters, cried repeatedly and at one point, waved away the script as if a bug in the batter's box. "To think that a kid in this community will benefit from this Boys & Girls Club means so much to me," he said, dabbing a stream of tears as his voice continued to quiver.
August 1, 2007 |
CHICAGO - Charlie Manuel, sitting on the bench, peered warily to his right. "I keep looking at those dugout steps, afraid somebody is going to fall going up or down them and get hurt," the Phillies manager said. He was only half-kidding. The Phillies had been crossing their fingers, hoping that outfielders Shane Victorino (strained right calf) and Michael Bourn (sprained left ankle) wouldn't need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list after each was injured during Monday night's game at Wrigley Field.
May 15, 2009 |
After batting fifth in back-to-back games, Jimmy Rollins returned to his customary role as leadoff hitter yesterday in the Phillies' 5-3, 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the Phillies shortstop was pleased about it, he didn't say so. In fact, he said nothing because he brushed off reporters for the second time this week. Anyway, the day couldn't have started much better for Rollins, who ripped Chad Billingsley's first pitch for a double, went to third on Shane Victorino's sacrifice bunt, and scored on Ryan Howard's sacrifice fly. In that at-bat, Rollins was the leadoff hitter that manager Charlie Manuel has come to expect.
July 8, 2011 |
The fans have voted Shane Victorino into the All-Star Game, but it remains to be seen if he'll actually play for the National League in the 82d midsummer event in Phoenix. Victorino has missed the last three games with a Grade 1 sprain of his right thumb, an injury that prompted him to leave the team for an appointment with a hand specialist. The Phillies have offered no update on Victorino's injury status. If Victorino does not play at all this weekend against the Braves, it's unlikely he goes to Arizona to play in the All-Star Game.