Feb 282011
 
Blanton almost perfect, but Phillies fall to Yankees, 7-3

February 28 Philadelphia Inquirer” “Joe Blanton took the mound at Bright House Field, and he was pitching against the Yankees, not for them. New York was just one of a few teams mentioned in the same breath as “Blanton” and “trade rumor” this offseason. Click here for complete article… Click here to Comment and Discuss [More...]

Feb 282011
 
Sixers beat Cavs for fourth straight win

February 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “A big lead dwindled to a precious few. The 76ers had been in this spot more than a few times this season, and found a way to lose. Worse than finding a way, the team expected to lose. Click here for complete article… Click here to Comment and Discuss on the [More...]

Feb 272011
 
Chase Utley has patellar tendonitis

By Justin Adkins: Well, that explains a lot.  Per csnphilly.com’s Jim Salisbury, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has announced that Chase Utley has patellar tendonitis in his right knee (obnoxious grammar police here – it’s not “tendinitis”).  editor’s note: an earlier version of this story misspelled “patellar”.  Not to mention the fact that the sentence [More...]

Feb 272011
 
Hamels looks good in Grapefruit opener; Phillies defeat Yankees, 5-4

February 27 Philadelphia Inquirer: “There will be no more photo shoots of the Phillies starting rotation – that is unless this season ends with a World Series victory parade. Then no one cares how many posed pictures are required. Click here for complete article… Click here to Comment and Discuss on the PSC Phillies message board [More...]

Feb 272011
 
The Sixers made the right move at the NBA trade deadline

By Justin Adkins: So the NBA trade deadline came and went and the Sixers did nothing, making no moves while some long time rivals changed drastically. The Knicks moved what seemed like their entire roster for Carmelo Anthony, and the Celtics aggressively subtracted a key piece in big man Kendrick Perkins to add what they must [More...]

Feb 272011
 
Lowly Senators outwork and outplay Flyers, 4-1

February 27 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Strange but true: The Flyers lineup Saturday night included a defenseman, Erik Gustafsson, who was making his NHL debut; and a once-disgruntled winger, Nik Zherdev, who earlier in the week was placed on waivers and had his limo driver whisk him away from practice, his future with the franchise apparently over. [More...]

Feb 262011
 
Flyers claim D Nick Boynton off waivers from Blackhawks

By Justin Adkins: A day after recalling defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Phantoms, the Flyers have made another move to bolster their defensive depth, pickup up 32 year-old Nick Boynton off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks. Boynton, 6-1, 218 lbs, will help bolster a unit dealing with multiple injury concerns, from the hopefully minor wrist trouble [More...]

Feb 262011
 
Phillies-Yankees in Grapefruit opener today; Utley out with soreness

By Justin Adkins: The Phillies officially open the Grapefruit League spring training exhibition game season today when they take on the Yankees in Tampa.  Cole Hamels gets the start, opposing portly has-been Bartolo Colon.  Chase Utley will not be making the trip. Utely has been experiencing “routine soreness” according to Phils skipper Charlie Manuel.  The [More...]