Oct 052010
 
Playoffs give Phillies first look at Reds phenom Aroldis Chapman

October 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Dusty Baker was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers when an unknown lefthander came on the scene at Chavez Ravine in 1981. Fernando Valenzuela quickly turned Southern California into the home of Fernandomania. Aroldis Chapman has not done that to southern Ohio. “Not yet,” said Baker, now Chapman’s manager with the [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Gross got Phillies hitters back in a groove

October 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Here are the facts: Through 95 games, the Phillies batted .254, averaged 4.6 runs per game and ranked sixth in the National League in runs scored. In their final 67 games, the Phillies batted .269, averaged 5 runs per game and moved up to second in the league in runs scored. [More…]

For Lidge, confidence is high

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Oct 052010
 
For Lidge, confidence is high

October 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The photograph may be the most iconic in the 127 years since the Phillies first pulled on what now seem like unreasonable facsimiles of baseball gloves. Brad Lidge on his knees, both arms thrust toward the sky in a classic hallelujah pose, welcoming teammates and an entire city of delirious Phillies [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Manuel came a long way to earn Phillies fans' affection

October 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Phillies had just clinched the National League East title and manager Charlie Manuel’s players were spraying champagne and beer around the visitors clubhouse at Nationals Park in Washington. Alone in his office, Manuel entertained questions about his growing legacy. He had just joined Atlanta’s Bobby Cox and the New York [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Eagles' Offensive line disappoints again

October 5 Camden Courier-Post: “Overshadowed by all the craziness of Sunday’s 17-12 loss to the Redskins — Donovan McNabb’s return, Michael Vick’s injury, Andy Reid’s time management, etc. — was another disappointing effort by the Eagles’ offensive line. Left tackle Jason Peters committed two more false starts, and right guard Max Jean-Gilles, in his first [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Doctor says Eagles' Vick might be out 2-to-6 weeks, but McCoy possible

October 5 Philadelphia Daily News: “MICHAEL VICK was able to walk yesterday without grimacing with each arm movement. “Better,” he said, when asked how he felt. Last night, Vick told a radio show in Virginia that he expects to be sidelined 1 or 2 weeks; then he acknowledged he doesn’t really know how long he’ll [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Eagles contact Bills about veteran RB Lynch

October 5 PhillyBurbs.com: “With LeSean McCoy out indefinitely with a broken rib, the Eagles have contacted the Bills about the availability of veteran running back Marshawn Lynch, a league source said today. McCoy suffered one broken rib during the Eagles’ 17-12 loss to the Redskins Sunday at the Linc. Andy Reid did not say how [More…]

Oct 052010
 
Flyers, other teams have shown you don't need elite goalie to win big

October 5 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Frank Seravalli: “Can you name the last five Stanley Cup-winning goaltenders? For the casual hockey fan, it’s not a distinguished list filled with marquee players. In 2006, then-Carolina coach Peter Laviolette rode unheralded rookie Cam Ward to a parade in downtown Raleigh. Jean-Sebastien Giguere won it for Anaheim in 2007, [More…]