Aug 232010
 
Phillies' Valdez gives Utley a rest, gets key hit

August 23 Camden Courier-Post “Charlie Manuel has used his regular lineup just seven times this season because of injuries, but could have united his starters once again Sunday with his top eight field players healthy. But the Phillies manager decided to give second baseman Chase Utley a day off. Wilson Valdez, his replacement, made sure [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Ex-Phils Myers & Happ return in role of spoiler

August 23 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen “ONE DAY Derrek Lee is playing for the Cubs, an established fan favorite. Next thing, he’s driving to Wrigley Field . . . but going to the visitor’s clubhouse and putting on an Atlanta Braves gray road uniform. That’s the way it goes in baseball these days. Players [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Phils' Noles on the case with Tyson Gillies

August 23 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin “They came for Tyson Gillies just after 12:30 a.m. Friday. Served him with an arrest warrant after a baggy containing a white powder that was confiscated from the back seat of a Clearwater police prowler on June 11 tested positive as cocaine. Dickie Noles, the best substance-abuse counselor [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Eagles' Reid upbeat on Sims' potential

August 23 Philadelphia Inquirer “Despite Ernie Sims failing to record a tackle against Cincinnati, Eagles coach Andy Reid praised his weakside linebacker Sunday after practice at the NovaCare Complex. “I thought he played a heck of a game,” Reid said. “I saw the same thing when I went through and looked at the stats afterward. [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Early opinion on Eagles quarterback Kolb is just a snap one

August 23 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford “Kevin Kolb is halfway through his dress rehearsals for the 2010 season. He will get another fairly extensive outing Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs and very little playing time in the exhibition finale against the New York Jets, and then the Eagles will turn loose this tough Texas [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Eagles' Herremans a 'full go,' and none too soon

August 23 Philadelphia Daily News “COINCIDENTALLY or not, when the Eagles practiced yesterday for the first time since the first-team offensive line got pushed around Friday night in Cincinnati, Todd Herremans was “full go” at left guard, Andy Reid said, and Jamaal Jackson got at least a handful of snaps in his old spot as [More…]

Aug 232010
 
Eagles' Allen has 'short memory' but remembers lesson

August 23 Philadelphia Daily News “On the Cincinnati Bengals’ second offensive series Friday night, running back Cedric Benson burst into the secondary, running off left guard. Eagles rookie free safety Nate Allen didn’t see Benson until the runner suddenly emerged from a group of players, right in front of Allen, who didn’t have time to [More…]