by Justin Adkins Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been fined and suspended one game for “aggressive arguing and inappropriate contact” with homeplate umpire CB Bucknor. The incident occurred during the tenth inning of Tuesday night’s game. Bucknor, well known for a horribly inconsistent strike zone and poor umpiring overall, alleges that Manuel bumped him in the head with the [More…]
July 1 Yahoo! Sports “Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee had a phenomenal postseason run with the Philadelphia Phillies last year and there are more than a few teams that are hoping he can do the same for them this year. Unfortunately, for the M’s, it’s not looking like they are on that list with a [More…]
July 1 Philadelphia Inquirer “The Flyers re-signed restricted free agent Braydon Coburn to a two-year deal for a $3.2 million cap hit per season on Thursday. That means the Flyers’ top five defensemen have a combined $21.8 million cap hit for 2010-11 – or $4.4 million per player. They also acquired 6-foot-2, 223-pound defenseman Andrej [More…]
Peter Gammons is reporting that Chase Utley is going to need surgery on his injured thumb and could miss up to 6-8 weeks. Story developing. Discussion on the PSC Phillies boards here.
July 1 Philadelphia Daily News “Roy Halladay stood in front of his locker and said he isn’t going to change who he is. But, by that point, he had already proved as much, climbing back onto the rubber of a still-reverberating Great American Ballpark earlier in the afternoon and slamming the ball into his mitt. [More…]
July 1 Philadelphia Daily News “The long-term prognoses for injured infielders Chase Utley (sprained thumb) and Placido Polanco (elbow soreness) remain uncertain, for the time being. Utley met with Philadelphia-based hand specialist Dr. Randall Culp yesterday, but the Phillies say they will not have any further information until he receives another opinion today from hand [More…]
July 1 Camden Courier-Post ” Dane Sardinha has been in the major leagues on four other occasions beginning in 2003. But he said he was nervous Wednesday because he was catching Phillies ace Roy Halladay. He never caught for Halladay in spring training, whether it was in a game or during a bullpen session. And [More…]
July 1 Philadelphia Inquirer “This has gotten really simple. If the security video from Guadalajara restaurant contradicts anything Michael Vick told police, the Eagles, or the NFL about the night of his disastrously ill-conceived “birthday party,” the Eagles must cut ties with Vick immediately. Not because that would prove Vick was involved with the shooting [More…]