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Apr
29
2013
Posted by at 2:34 pm ET 4 Comments

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Darin Ruf hasn’t been having the best of seasons at Lehigh Valley, but he took a big step toward breaking out of his slump yesterday. The chiseled slugger went 4-5 with two home runs, two doubles, five RBI (one of those being Delmon Young, so you know he had to have hit that ball really far), and three runs scored. His twelve total bases broke the nine-inning record previously set by Dom Brown. If Ruf keeps this up he might just be able to crack the big club’s corps of outfielders who may or may not actually be good enough for a regular job in the major leagues! Keep an eye on this developing situation.

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Apr
29
2013
Posted by at 1:00 pm ET 18 Comments

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The Phillies current TV deal with Comcast ends in 2015 and it’s been long assumed that Comcast would be willing to pony up megabucks to renew it. The Astros – THE ASTROS – new cable deal with Comcast SportsNet Houston  will make $3.2 billion dollars for the team over the next 20 years. And allow me to reiterate that deal is for the Houston Astros who had the lowest local television ratings in all of baseball. The Phillies, who as of the end of the 2012 season were seventh in baseball for local ratings, would be in for an even bigger payday.

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Apr
29
2013
Posted by at 10:30 am ET 13 Comments

My wife’s parents came over yesterday to eat lunch and watch the ballgame. My father-in-law used to sell sports cards and memorabilia – he stopped twenty years ago but he still has a bunch of stuff, and every once in a while he will fill a bag with a bunch of interesting newspaper clippings and baseball cards, pictures of Tug McGraw, and give them to me. It’s always exciting to a hoarder like myself.

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This time around, among all the other stuff, was a sealed, previously unopened record made by The Phanatics in 1979, and I knew that I would have to share it with you today.

Solid gold after the jump:

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Apr
28
2013
Posted by at 4:51 pm ET 6 Comments

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Apr
28
2013
Posted by at 4:15 pm ET 4 Comments

Meet the Mets
Sweep the Mets
Step right up and soul-crushingly demoralize the Mets

 

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Apr
28
2013
Posted by at 11:55 am ET 21 Comments

Shiti Field

1:10PM on PHL17

PITCHING MATCHUP:

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Apr
28
2013
Posted by at 11:05 am ET 2 Comments

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Apr
27
2013
Posted by at 11:35 am ET 16 Comments

Shiti Field

1:05PM on FOX

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Jonathan Pettibone

 PHILLIES: Jonathan Pettibone (0-0) 3.38 ERA

Shaun Marcum

 LOLMETS: Shaun Marcum (0-0) 0.00 ERA

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