Sep 282010
 
Looking for an MVP? Try the entire team

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The MVP of the 2010 National League East champion Philadelphia Phillies is Brian Schneider. Yes, the backup catcher is the team’s most valuable prophet. Shane Victorino confirmed it by telling a story Monday afternoon that dates back to the end of the Phillies‘ first road trip following the all-star break. The [More…]

Sep 282010
 
Polanco needs rest; Rollins needs work

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The two players on the left side of Charlie Manuel’s regular infield couldn’t be in different circumstances. One needs rest; the other at-bats. There is Placido Polanco, the third baseman who stands to be the Phillie that would benefit most from a few days off before the postseason begins. He has [More…]

Sep 282010
 
Amaro on Phillies' 2010: From Cliff Lee to Champagne

September 28 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann: “In many ways, the fourth time for the Phillies has been the most complicated. The ending looked familiar enough last night, with plastic sheeting covering their lockers and alcohol being wasted wantonly, but this National League East title was never entirely predictable; well, not until they set September [More…]

Sep 282010
 
McNabb's return to Philly will be 'a little crazy'

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “It took about 37 seconds for the topic to come up: Donovan McNabb, returning to Philadelphia as a Redskin. Get used to it. Andy Reid had just finished the opening remarks of his Monday news conference, about 17 hours removed from a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but already notepads were [More…]

Sep 282010
 
Flyers say Leighton's back strain is not serious

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Michael Leighton’s lower-back strain doesn’t appear to be something to worry about. At least that’s what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday moments after he viewed his No.1 goaltender’s MRI results at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. “We are not real concerned about this,” Holmgren said of the injury Leighton [More…]

Sep 282010
 
Sixers' training camp: 5 things to watch

September 28 Philadelphia Daily News: Five things to look for as Sixers training camp opens today: 1. The backcourt: Much praise is being heaped on second-year point guard Jrue Holiday, who has a new backcourt running mate in second overall pick Evan Turner. Holiday will be a staple at the point. When he is not [More…]

Sep 282010
 
Turner is a shoe-in for improvement with Sixers

September 28 Philadelphia Daily News: “Evan Turner wants his Li-Ning signature shoe to be “clean-cut, refined, to reflect some of me.” “Not flashy,” the 76ers first-round draft choice said during media day yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center. “No flaps or lots of colors. Classy.” The signature shoe is a year away, so Turner has [More…]