Spygate Moves to Philly

On May 12th the Phillies’ bullpen coach was caught looking into the field using binoculars, and it was theorized that he might be attempting to steal signs for the team. This is also not the first time the Phillies have been accused of cheating; the Yankees and Mets have both vocalized grievances over it. But … Continue reading

Phillies Droppin' the Ball

Nothing is ever certain in the NL East, and the Phillies, slated to be the division leaders with their strong starting rotation and overwhelmingly powerful hitters, have fallen to two games behind Bobby Cox’s cult (team). Hmmm…maybe another ’96 is in order? Is it still early? Yes. Is it of concern? Yes. Things have been … Continue reading

Chase Utley v. T1000 = The 'Committee For Who Wins'

Today’s debate in the Committee pits two cold-blooded assassins off against one-another. In one corner: Philadelphia’s phinest – Chase Ultey; in the other: James Cameron’s finest: T1000 Round 1: Chase Utley is a power-hitting second baseman in an era when second baseman having been putting up eye popping numbers. T1000 is a shape-shifting killer from … Continue reading

Phillies in Mets' Target-lock

The Mets have been playing good ball lately, taking two out of three from the Yankees and blowing out the Phillies last night to even their record to .500. The bats have gotten hot, it appears, and the pitching is doing well despite all of the disruption that has plagued the starting rotation. Hisanori Takahashi … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: In Defense of the Philadelphia Fanbase

This past Sunday night Pat Hickey, a Canadian sportswriter from Quebec, left the Wachovia Center after watching the Montreal Canadiens lose 6-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers, only to find his car covered in beer cans and his tires slashed. Sadly this is not an isolated event. A news broadcast team from CBC was vandalized by … Continue reading

Jamie Moyer on Life Support: The Rabbit's Foot and The Broken Mirror

The Phillies have remained dominant atop the NL East, and part of that has been due to their starting pitcher Jamie Moyer who is boasting a 3-1 record and has gone six innings or more in all of his starts. How and why has Moyer been so effective? Well, if you asked his manager, Charlie … Continue reading

Bargain Bin Pitching

In a sport known for its high salaries it’s great to hear stories about the underpaid guys who rise to the top. And no, I’m not talking about crazies like Braden who do well while bashing other high-paid professionals on the field. I’m talking about humble guys who go out and do their jobs and … Continue reading

Phillies in Danger of Becoming "That Team"

Yeah, you know, the one that tasers its fans. On Monday night 17 year old Steve Consalvi ran out onto the field of Citizens Bank Park. About thirty seconds after he leapt onto the field, he was on the ground, electricity running through his body like Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi. … Continue reading

Phillies Lock Up Howard for the Long-Term

Still holding precariously to the top spot of the highly contested NL East, the Phillies made a big move today in regards to the future of their team by signing first baseman Ryan Howard to a five-year contract extension for 125 million dollars. This is the largest contract in the Phillies’ history, even bigger than … Continue reading

Philadelphia Phillies: What Happened to that Offense?

It’s early, but hey it’s always better to be ahead than behind [enter innuendo here]. The Phillies have jumped to the head of the pack in the always competitive NL East, one game ahead of the Marlins in the loss column and a full game ahead of the Braves, with an 8-4 record. With great … Continue reading