Aug 182010
 
Phillies claim wild-card lead with win over Giants

August 18 Philadelphia Daily News “YOU COULD see it in the emphatic clap of the hands that Shane Victorino issued after he popped up from a slide into second base, in the icy stare he emitted at nobody or nothing in particular. You could hear it in the throaty roar that accompanied the play, as [More…]

Aug 182010
 
Clutch with men on base, Rollins gets Phillies rolling

August 18 Philadelphia Inquirer “A standing ovation welcomed back Chase Utley in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night. After 49 days, 43 games, and one thumb surgery, the Phillies’ second baseman returned to the lineup well ahead of schedule, and that’s the kind of thing that makes him a beloved figure in Philadelphia. [More…]

Brown adjusting to life on bench

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Aug 182010
 
Brown adjusting to life on bench

August 18 Philadelphia Inquirer “Every game, about the fourth or fifth inning, Domonic Brown leaves the Phillies dugout, grabs a bat, and heads up the tunnel. “I’m living in the cage,” the rookie said. The Phils’ top prospect finds himself in an unfamiliar role: bench player. With the team’s top three outfielders now healthy, Brown [More…]

Aug 182010
 
Eagles' Hobbs a menace on the corner

August 18 Philadelphia Inquirer “Ellis Hobbs is bundled in contradiction. A cornerback whose confidence walks right to the edge of cockiness but who refers to himself as a “dog” and finds motivation by picturing himself always chasing first, he uses doubters to thrive. The Eagles are counting on Hobbs to continue defying easy categorization. The [More…]

Aug 182010
 
Eagles defensive tackles Bunkley, Patterson enjoy dealing in anonymity

August 18 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann “Morning practice at Lehigh is over on the day before the Eagles are to be set free. With that reality in sight, everybody is pretty much all smiles, all day. Showered, dressed, cooled down, relaxed, it seems like the right time to approach defensive tackle Mike Patterson. “No, [More…]

Aug 182010
 
Eagles rookie defensive end Graham goes inside

August 18 Philadelphia Daily News “Little something different for Brandon Graham yesterday. The Eagles‘ first-round rookie defensive end took some snaps inside – as the pass-rushing tackle, the spot Darren Howard filled the past few seasons. Not a bad fit for Graham, who is a bit of a stubby d-end. He weighs 278 pounds, and [More…]

Aug 182010
 
Eagles' McCoy still learning from his mentors

August 18 Philadelphia Daily News “Duce Staley didn’t do what LeSean McCoy did as a rookie. Like most first-year players, Staley spent his initial NFL season watching and learning. He returned kicks, very well – 24.2-yard average – but Rickey Watters was the Eagles’ go-to back in 1997 and Staley, a third-round rookie from South [More…]