Sep 162010
 
Phillies catcher Ruiz invaluable behind the plate

September 16 Philadelphia Daily News: “This is the time of year when folks with nothing better to do begin to talk about things like most valuable players. In normal seasons, such debates do not involve the No. 8 hitter in a team’s lineup. But this has not been a normal year for the injury-ravaged Phillies. [More…]

Sep 162010
 
Phillies' aces will need bullpen help in October

Phillies LHP Cole Hamels September 16 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon:  “THE PHILLIES are everyone’s National League favorites now. A two-time World Series team that added two aces and reclaimed another since the end of the last postseason has achieved what seemed impossible just a few months ago.  No one is talking about Cliff Lee [More…]

Sep 162010
 
Victorino is delivering as leadoff man

September 16 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Excuse Shane Victorino if, for a fleeting moment, something else is on his mind. His wife, Melissa, is expecting the couple’s third child. The due date is Oct. 3, but Victorino is expecting the baby boy to come earlier, like “any day now.” If she doesn’t give birth by next Thursday, [More…]

Sep 162010
 
Halladay's 19th win gives Phillies sweep of Marlins, three-game lead in NL East

September 16 Philadelphia Daily News: “The wins just keep on coming. For the Phillies, and for the pitcher who has been every bit as advertised since joining the club this offseason. Roy Halladay’s repertoire wasn’t at its sharpest last night, but it was plenty good enough for the Phillies to take advantage of a mish-mashed [More…]

Sep 162010
 
On-the-job training continues for Eagles' Graham, Allen

September 16 Philadelphia Daily News: “DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Brandon Graham’s initiation to the NFL was purely physical. Free safety Nate Allen’s was more a mental wake-up moment. Graham, whom the Eagles took with their first pick in this year’s draft, got “ear-holed” by Packers right tackle Mark Tauscher. The shot was clean, part of an actual [More…]

Sep 162010
 
McGlynn now in center of the action for Eagles

September 16 Philadelphia Daily News: “When Jamaal Jackson took his first step off the field Sunday, right arm dangling from a season-ending torn triceps, Mike McGlynn might have taken his first step toward becoming the Eagles‘ permanent center. Hard to put it that way without wincing at the indelicacy, which was why one of the [More…]

Kolb, Bradley fail concussion tests

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Sep 162010
 
Kolb, Bradley fail concussion tests

September 16 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Eagles coach Andy Reid said that linebacker Stewart Bradley was ahead of quarterback Kevin Kolb in their recoveries from the concussions they suffered Sunday. Both players failed the second phase of their testing Wednesday and have yet to be cleared to return to either practice or team meetings. Bradley and Kolb [More…]

Flyers bringing 65 players to camp

 Posted by at 12:03 pm
Sep 162010
 
Flyers bringing 65 players to camp

September 16 Philadelphia Inquirer “The Flyers open training camp Friday, and 65 players are scheduled to report to the Skate Zone in Voorhees. “We’ll go zone by zone each day and [practice] everything that we started last year and finished with,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said Wednesday. “We’ll reteach and teach the new players and [More…]