Aug 102010
 
Carlos Ruiz is the heart and soul of the Phillies

August 10 Philadelphia Inquirer “Eleven years ago, former Phillies scout Allan Lewis told Sal Agostinelli that a short, stocky second baseman from Panama could hit and throw a baseball. “I think part of our job is to dream a lot when you sign a guy,” said Agostinelli, the Phillies‘ international scouting supervisor. “I liked this [More…]

Aug 102010
 
Phillies ace Halladay has another weapon this season

August 10 Philadelphia Daily News “Asked by a reporter to pinpoint the reason for his increase in strikeouts this season, Roy Halladay quickly pointed out that for the first time in his career he has the luxury of befuddling opposing pitchers. And the numbers provide some evidence: In 65 at-bats against the ninth spot in [More…]

DeSean breaks silence, sort of

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Aug 102010
 
DeSean breaks silence, sort of

August 10 Philadelphia Inquirer “In the context of world events, DeSean Jackson’s first real comments at Eagles training camp rank somewhere in between Lindsay Lohan’s recent stay in the pokey and Brett Favre’s umpteenth retirement. (Is he back yet?) But on the 15th day of camp – the 12th since the star wide receiver arrived [More…]

Aug 102010
 
Buckley's toughness, versatility stand out

August 10 Camden Courier-Post “At 5-foot-9, 207 pounds, Eldra Buckley is the smallest of the seven running backs at Eagles‘ training camp. But the second-year player out of Tennessee-Chattanooga continued to demonstrate the hybrid skills — a hard up-the-middle runner with open-field ability, too — that make him a potentially valuable Eagle. Buckley is also [More…]

Aug 102010
 
Eagles' Sims going at full speed in camp

August 10 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford “In a way, you can’t really blame Ernie Sims for getting excited again about playing football and hitting people, although that might not be an opinion shared by every member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Sims, a newcomer to the team and the presumptive starter at weakside linebacker this season, [More…]

Aug 102010
 
Eagles tight end Lawrie has Bulldog mentality

August 10 Philadelphia Daily News “Newly acquired Eagles tight end Nate Lawrie won’t slam the door on a career in politics. Maybe he’ll start a couple of businesses. Or go to law school. The political science degree from Yale can open a lot of doors – except maybe the one marked N-F-L, where he is [More…]