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Roy Oswalt to Philly done pending the pitcher’s approval

UPDATE: It appears as if Roy Oswalt has agreed to waive his no trade clause and head to Philly, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Phillies will send J.A. Happ and two prospects, rumored to be Vance Worley and Anthony Gose, to Houston and will get Oswalt and $10 million from the Astros. More updates and reactions as news comes in. According ...

Allen signs, Cooper impresses, offensive line issues

The first three days of training camp are in the books and what have we seen so far? Honestly, not much. First round pick Brandon Graham still has yet to sign a contract, and contrary to his words from a couple of weeks ago, he's a camp no- show. While I am still confident that this isn't ...

Training camp preview: quarterbacks and receivers

With just a day from the start of training camp at Lehigh, it's time for us to bring you the second installment in our preview series. A few days ago we looked at the pros and cons of the offensive line going into camp, and now it's time to focus on some of the guys they're trying to protect ...

The Sixers fork in the road

The Sixers may have benefited from a short lived buzz due to the drafting of Evan Turner, the work is not finished.  In all reality, the work may not be finished before the start of the 2010/11 campaign. The Sixers have reached the proverbial  "fork in the road." It's where decisions must be made, like it or not. Mainly, the Sixers ...

Phillies get within 1 win of the World Series with a J-Roll walkoff

Posted by Kieran Kelly on October - 20 - 2009
Wow. For the 2nd time this postseason, the Phillies were down to their last out and came back to win the game with 2 outs. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, facing Dodgers’ closer Jonathon Broxton, all-time Dodger killer Matt Stairs worked a four pitch walk. Then, Mr. Choochtober himself, Carlos Ruiz, got hit by a pitch to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Greg Dobbs lined out to third pinch-hitting for Brad Lidge, bringing...

Sixers improve to a 5-1 preseason with win over Suns

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on October - 19 - 2009
Thaddeus Young y Andre Iguodala ambos tenía juegos enormes en el Sixers 116-94 victoria sobre el Sol el domingo por la noche. Why the bad(I think) Spanish? Well first I’ll translate it for you: “Thaddeus Young and Andre Iguodala both had huge games in the Sixers 116-94 victory over the Suns Sunday night.” Now, why the Spanish? Well the game was played in Mexico and broadcasted live on NBA TV, in Spanish...

Carlos Ruiz, You are the Man!

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on October - 19 - 2009
Chooch, You are the Man! Sure there were other contenders, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, maybe even Shane Victorino, but you stand out. While being brilliant behind the plate as always, you’ve found the time to be red hot at the plate. After having a great post season last year, I guess batting .625 against the Dodgers this NLCS is the start of  your encore performance. So far you’ve topped it off by recording the...

The magical Chooch backpack pushes the Phillies to victory

Posted by Kieran Kelly on October - 19 - 2009
Back at the end of August, the Phillies had the greatest giveaway in their history. Giving away a Carlos Ruiz chest protector backpack was brilliant. There was only one catch though, it was limited to kids 14 and under. I was heartbroken. However, to my surprise, a few weeks later, on the day the Phillies would end up clinching the NL East, a vendor was giving the backpacks away with the purchase of a game program. I’ve...

The Eagles are a damn Disgrace

Posted by David Foley on October - 18 - 2009
I wish I had some magical theory about why the Eagles lost to one of the worst teams in football. I’m literally at a loss for words right now. Prior to today I would have been willing to spot the Raiders 21 points and I still would have expected us to win by at least 20. Now I’m not sure what to think. First, to all you morons who want to pin this loss on McNabb…go jump off the Ben Franklin Bridge. Go ahead,...

Phillies look to get back on track on Win Day

Posted by Kieran Kelly on October - 18 - 2009
When Steve Carlton used to take the mound for the Phillies, it was known as Win Day. Lefty simply won games. When he was on the mound, it seemed as if the Fightins would never lose. Cliff Lee seemed to bring that mentality back to the Phillies when he came over from the Cleveland Indians. He went 5-0 in his first 5 starts for the Phillies, but went 3-4 in his next 7. Those 7 starts meant nothing to him as he went 1-0 with...

Heavy Joe will get the ball in Game 4

Posted by Kieran Kelly on October - 17 - 2009
Charlie Manuel has announced that Joe Blanton will be his Game 4 starting pitcher. According to the Phillies’ official Twitter account, when asked if he had a starter for Game 4, he replied: ‘I sure do. My game 4 starter is Joe Blanton.’ Blanton has been the most consistent starting pitcher ever since coming over to the Phillies from Oakland last summer. In 6 postseason appearances, he is 2-0 with a 3.18...

2009-10 Sixers Season Preview Part 1

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on October - 17 - 2009
With the Phils in the NLCS, the Birds soaring at 3-1 and the Flyers looking sharp early it’s hard to sell the Sixers to even the hardcore Philly fan. Though, the Sixers will be fielding a competitive team this season. A team good enough to make the playoffs and perhaps advance past the 1st round. And I know we want championships here in Philly, but the Sixers could be building a strong future now. They have plenty of...

Real White Out conditions at Penn State

Posted by Kevin McGuire on October - 16 - 2009
Hello Phinally Philly readers. Kevin from Nittany White Out here once again. Today I hope to get you caught up to speed on what is going on in the local college football scene this weekend. What is nice is that the Phillies will take a day off in order to let college football take center stage for a day. Penn state, Temple, Villanova and Penn are all in action this weekend. PENN STATE It’s Homecoming time at Penn State...

Brad Childress Thinks You’re “Mean-Spirited”

Posted by David Foley on October - 15 - 2009
The Daily News’ Eagletarian blog had an interesting tidbit at the end of a piece about Brent Celek. Evidently Vikings Head Coach/Child-molester mustache connoisseur Brad Childress has a serious problem with Philly fans… Finally, this nugget from a Q and A with Vikings coach Brad Childress, the Eagles’ former offensive coordinator, from the Baltimore Ravens’ Web site. Childress and he Vikes host his...

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