Jul 132010
Thanks to Rollins and Ruiz, Phillies in decent shape at All-Star break

July 13 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin “EIGHTY-SEVEN GAMES into the 1993 season, Jim Fregosi’s loose-as-ashes Phillies had it on cruise control. They had been in first place all but 1 day in early April and had turned the National League East into a rout. They were 56-31 with a five-game lead that had been [More…]

Jul 132010
Phillies in familiar spot entering second half

July 13 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Phil Sheridan  “Charlie Manuel’s steady job as manager of the National League all-star team will be on the line in the months ahead. The gig, which goes to the NL representative in the World Series, is well-deserved this year. In the middle of last week, Manuel made a few pointed remarks [More…]

Jul 122010
Hamels, Phils fly into All-Star break

July 12 Camden Courier-Post   ” In four days, the Phillies went from a reeling team, hoping to just stay close in the National League East, to a surging team, talking about getting to the postseason for the fourth straight season. That’s what the Phillies’ four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds did for them, culminating in [More…]