Aug 302010
Hamels, Sweeney end droughts as Phillies sweep Padres

August 30 Philadelphia Inquirer “As Mike Sweeney rounded first base Sunday, he pointed to Chad Durbin, who was sitting in the visitors’ bullpen down the right-field line. All of a sudden Cole Hamels had a bounty of run support (seriously), and the Phillies were on their way to a 5-0 win over the San Diego [More…]

Sweeney welcome in Phillies clubhouse

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Aug 062010
Sweeney welcome in Phillies clubhouse

August 6 Philadelphia Daily News “The voice rang out – “Hermano!” – with no hint of a Spanish accent. As Placido Polanco turned toward the source of the greeting, his face brightened. Mike Sweeney seems to have that kind of effect on people. On Wednesday, soon after the Phillies traded for the 37-year-old veteran, former [More…]

Aug 052010
Phillies acquire Sweeney to fill in at first base for injured Howard

August 5 Philadelphia Daily News ” Over the past four seasons, the Phillies have added valuable help during the month of August through trades for veterans like Tadahito Iguchi, Matt Stairs and Scott Eyre. This year, they are hoping for a similar contribution from first baseman Mike Sweeney. Shortly after the Phillies acquired the five-time [More…]